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Aberdeen Asset Management Sponsored Golfer to Compete at U.S. Open Championship

PHILADELPHIA, June, 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Aberdeen Asset Management sponsored golfer Sam Osborne will enter golf's biggest arena today at the 112th United States Open Championship. After successfully surviving sectional qualifying at Black Diamond Ranch in Lacanto, Florida on June 4, Osborne will compete alongside the world's finest players at The Olympic Club in San Francisco starting this afternoon.

The U.S. Open Championship is one of four major tournaments each year in golf. Like the Open Championship in Britain, the U.S. Open is a competition between the world's best amateurs and professionals. The competition is played each June over 72 holes with notoriously difficult conditions.

Sam Osborne, 30, an English professional, posted three-under par 141 to secure his position in the field of 156 this week at the Championship. "I am very excited to have qualified and to be playing on the biggest stage in golf," says Osborne. "I would like to make the cut and play over the weekend. As this is my first major, I think it is a realistic target and one which I can achieve. U.S. Open courses are always recognized as a real test and driving the ball well and straight is essential. It will be important to remain patient and putt well."

Osborne has been sponsored by Aberdeen Asset Management for just over a year. Responding to this recent success, he added, "I also wanted to take this opportunity to thank Aberdeen Asset Management for all their support without which I wouldn't have had this opportunity."  Sam will be with the last group of the day, set to tee off at 2:42 PM PT.

About Aberdeen Asset Management
Aberdeen Asset Management PLC, the parent company of Aberdeen Asset Management Inc., is an independently-run asset manager listed on the London Stock Exchange since 1991, and operating from 31 offices in 23 countries (the "Group"). The Group invests on behalf of institutional and wholesale clients, primarily in equities, fixed income, alternative investment strategies and property. The Group manages more than US$295 billion of assets for both institutions and private individuals as of March 31, 2011.

In the United States, Aberdeen Asset Management (AAM) is the marketing name for the following affiliated, registered investment advisers: Aberdeen Asset Management Inc., Aberdeen Asset Managers Ltd, Aberdeen Asset Management Ltd and Aberdeen Asset Management Asia Ltd, each of which is wholly owned by Aberdeen Asset Management PLC. "Aberdeen" is a U.S. registered service mark of Aberdeen Asset Management PLC.

SOURCE Aberdeen Asset Management




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