Santander UK Group Holdings Plc and Santander UK Plc (together "SANTANDER UK"): Board changes

Santander UK today announces the appointment of Gerry Byrne as a Banco Santander, S.A. nominated Non-Executive Director of Santander UK with effect from 1 December 2017. He replaces Manuel Soto who will be stepping down from the Santander UK Boards on 15 December 2017.


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Biography of Gerry Byrne

Gerry Byrne has been the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Bank Zachodni WBK S.A. (“BZWBK”), a subsidiary of Banco Santander, S.A., since 2011 having originally joined the BZWBK Board as Deputy Chairman in 2001.

Previously, he held several senior management roles at AIB Group, both in Ireland (from 1973 to 2000) and in Poland (from 2001 to 2010), latterly as Managing Director of the Central Eastern Europe Division in 2009-2010. He is a member of the Irish Institute of Bankers, Irish Management Institute and an Alumni of Harvard Business School.