8-K 1 form8k-03152011.htm form8k-03152011.htm

Washington, D.C. 20549


Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 15, 2011
Invesco Ltd.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
1555 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta, Georgia
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (404) 892-0896
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Item 5.02
Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

(b)           On March 15, 2011, David Hartley notified Invesco Ltd. (the "Company") that he intended to resign as group controller and chief accounting officer of the Company to pursue another opportunity.  Mr. Hartley will leave the Company on April 29, 2011, and will work with his successor in the interim to ensure a smooth transition of the Company’s accounting responsibilities. Mr. Hartley’s resignation is not the result of any issue or concern with the Company’s accounting, financial reporting or internal control over financial reporting.

(c)           Effective as of April 29, 2011, the Company has appointed Roderick G. H. Ellis as group controller and chief accounting officer, reporting to Loren M. Starr, the Company's senior managing director and chief financial officer. Mr. Ellis, age 44, has been employed by the Company since 1996, having served most recently as global director, financial planning and analysis, and treasurer from May 2007 to the present and as director of finance, Europe from 2000 to 2007. From 1996 to 2000, Mr. Ellis served in Hong Kong as Invesco’s director of finance, Asia. Previously, Mr. Ellis was an audit manager with KPMG in the U.K. and Hong Kong for eight years, where he was responsible for the audits of numerous financial services companies. Mr. Ellis has more than 22 years of experience in many aspects of financial accounting, auditing, internal control and accounting management. He received a BA in economic and social history from the University of Sheffield, England in 1988. Mr. Ellis is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.

As of the time of the filing of this report, Invesco has not entered into any material plan, contract or arrangement to which Mr. Ellis is a party or in which he participates, or any material amendment, in connection with the appointment described above. In the event of such a material plan, contract or arrangement, or material amendment, the registrant will file an amendment to this report within four business days thereof.

There is no arrangement or understanding between Mr. Ellis and any other persons pursuant to which Mr. Ellis was selected as group controller and chief accounting officer. There are no family relationships between Mr. Ellis and any of the Company's directors, executive officers or other key personnel reportable under Item 401(d) of Regulation S-K. There are no related party transactions between the Company and Mr. Ellis reportable under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.



Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

  Invesco Ltd.  
/s/ Kevin M. Carome  
    Senior Managing Director and  
    General Counsel  
Date: March 18, 2011