Santander UK plc has today announced the appointments of Alain Dromer and Scott Wheway as Non-Executive Directors of the Board with effect from 1 October 2013.

These appointments have been approved by the PRA and the FCA. 

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For further details, please contact:

Anthony Frost 

(Head of UK Communications) 020 7756 6284 

James S. Johnson

(Head of Investor Relations) 020 7756 5014

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Notes to Editors:

  1. Alain Dromer is an experienced financial services executive director. He has 25 years experience in asset management and capital markets in the UK and Europe, together with nearly 10 years experience with the French Treasury. 

  2. Alain Dromer was previously CEO of Aviva Investors; Global Head of Group Investment Business of HSBC Investments; Head of Asset Management at CCF Credit Commercial de France and Head of Capital Markets of La Compagnie Financiere Edmond de Rothschild Banque. Prior to that he held various roles in the Government of France, French Treasury including Section Head, World Monetary Affairs & IMF, and Deputy Head/Office of Financial Markets. He is currently a director of certain Moody's subsidiaries in Europe, including Moody's Investors Service Limited; and a director of Majid Al Futtaim Trust LLC.

  3. Scott Wheway is an experienced executive director from the retail sector. He has nearly 30 years of retail experience in the UK and internationally, together with over 5 years experience as a non-executive within Financial Services. 

  4. Scott Wheway was CEO of Best Buy Europe and MD of Boots the Chemist, prior to which he held various senior roles within Tesco plc, including Operations Director and CEO, Tesco Japan. He is currently a non-executive director of Aviva plc where he is chair of the Remuneration Committee and a Member of the CSR Committee. 

  5. Scott Wheway's full name is "Jonathan Scott Wheway", although he is known as "Scott".