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Directorate change

Appointment of Mike Craston as Non-Executive Director of Aviva plc.

Aviva plc ("Aviva" or the "Company") announces that Mike Craston has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Aviva plc with effect from 17 May 2022.

Mike is currently Chair of the Aviva Investors’ Boards in the UK and Canada and is director of the Aviva Investors’ Board in North America. He has also held a number of senior asset management roles including as CEO, America and Asia, at Legal and General; and at Aegon Asset Management, Scottish Equitable and Schroders.  

Mike will become a member of the Aviva Customer, Conduct and Reputation Committee.

George Culmer, Chair, said: “Mike brings invaluable asset management experience and we are delighted to welcome him to the Board of Aviva plc as a Non-Executive Director.”

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Notes

  • In accordance with paragraph LR 9.6.13R of the listing rules, Aviva confirms there is no information to be disclosed in terms of LR 9.6.13R(1) to LR 9.6.13R (6) inclusive in respect of Mike Craston.
  • At the date of this announcement, Mike Craston holds 29,201 Aviva shares (which represents 38,423 Aviva shares pre the share consolidation announced on 16 May 2022).

Notes to editors:

  • We are the UK’s leading Insurance, Wealth & Retirement business and we operate in the UK, Ireland and Canada. We also have international investments in Singapore, China and India.
  • We help our 18.5 million customers make the most out of life, plan for the future, and have the confidence that if things go wrong we’ll be there to put it right. 
  • We have been taking care of people for 325 years, in line with our purpose of being ‘with you today, for a better tomorrow’. In 2021, we paid £30.2 billion in claims and benefits to our customers.
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  • Aviva is a Living Wage and Living Hours employer and provides market-leading benefits for our people, including flexible working, paid carers leave and equal parental leave. Find out more at https://www.aviva.com/about-us/our-people/
  • At 31 December 2021, total Group assets under management at Aviva Group were £401 billion. Our Solvency II shareholder capital surplus is £8.8 billion as at 31 March 2022. Our shares are listed on the London Stock Exchange and we are a member of the FTSE 100 index.
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