Santander UK plc has today announced the appointment of Manuel Soto as a Non-Executive Director of the Board with immediate effect.

This appointment has 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. Manuel Soto was a Board member of Banco Santander, S.A. from 1999 to April 2013, and within that period was Chair of the Banco Santander, S.A. Audit and Compliance Committee.

  2. He has significant experience in Financial Services, undertaking a variety of Executive and Director level roles, including a 38 year career at Arthur Andersen, where he discharged, among other responsibilities, EMEIA Area Managing Partner (1980-1998) and Chairman of the Worldwide Board (1987-1989).

  3. He is currently a Director of Cartera Industrial Rea, S.A., a Spanish quoted corporation, is a member of the Board of Grupo Lar Inversiones Inmobiliarias, S.A., and is on the advisory board of Grupo Barceló, N+1 Mercapital and Befesa Medio Ambiente, S.A. He also served on the Board as Vice Chairman of Indra Sistemas, S.A. (1999-2011) and on the Board of Corporación Financiera Alba (1999-2010).