Santander UK plc has today announced the appointment of Keiran Foad as Chief Risk Officer with effect from 1 March 2014, following regulatory approval.  José María Nus will step down as Chief Risk Officer with effect from 1 March 2014 and as Executive Director of the Company on 1 April 2014.

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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
For more information contact:  ir@santander.co.uk