Nicky Morgan – Appointment as Independent Non-Executive Director

Santander UK plc announces the appointment of Baroness Nicky Morgan as an Independent Non-Executive Director with immediate effect. She will become Chair of the Board Responsible Banking Committee and a member of the Board Audit and Risk Committees.

Nicky is a former MP, Cabinet Minister and Chair of the House of Commons Treasury Committee and is now a member of the House of the Lords.  She is a qualified solicitor and prior to being elected to Parliament spent 16 years with City law firms, focused on mergers and acquisitions and advisory work.  She brings a wealth of experience of a number of sectors including financial services, education, media and technology.

Nicky is a Non-Executive Director of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, The Careers & Enterprise Company and Great Central Railway plc. She also serves as a Trustee of the Social Market Foundation.

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Additional information about Santander UK and Banco Santander

Santander UK is a financial services provider in the UK that offers a wide range of personal and commercial financial products and services. At 31 June 2021, the bank had around 20,900 employees and serves around 14 million active customers, via a nationwide branch network, telephone, mobile and online banking. Santander UK is subject to the full supervision of the FCA and the PRA in the UK. Santander UK plc customers’ eligible deposits are protected by the FSCS in the UK.

Banco Santander (SAN SM, STD US, BNC LN) is a leading retail and commercial bank, founded in 1857 and headquartered in Spain and is one of the largest banks in the world by market capitalization. Its primary segments are Europe, North America, South America and Digital Consumer Bank. Its global reach is backed by its secondary segments: Santander Corporate & Investment Banking (Santander CIB), Wealth Management & Insurance (WM&I) and PagoNxt. Its purpose is to help people and businesses prosper in a simple, personal and fair way. Banco Santander is building a more responsible bank and has made a number of commitments to support this objective, including raising over €120 billion in green financing between 2019 and 2025, as well as financially empowering more than 10 million people over the same period. At the end of H1 2021, Banco Santander had more than a trillion euros in total funds, 150 million customers, of which 24.2 million are loyal and 45.4 million are digital, 10,000 branches and over 190,000 employees.