Appointment of Senior Independent Director

7 July 2016

Nationwide Building Society is pleased to announce that Lynne Peacock will be appointed as the Senior Independent Director upon the retirement of Roger Perkin at the conclusion of the Annual General Meeting on 21 July 2016.

Lynne has been a Non-Executive Director of the Society since July 2011 and brings considerable financial services and wider Board experience to the Society. Lynne is also a Non-Executive Director of Scottish Water, Standard Life Plc and Chair of Standard Life Assurance Limited, and has previously been CEO UK of National Australia Bank and a former CEO and Executive Director of Woolwich plc.

Lynne will remain as Chair of the Society’s Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit, Board Risk and Nomination & Governance Committees’.

Nationwide’s Chairman, David Roberts, said: “With her significant Board and Committee experience Lynne brings a wealth of knowledge which will be invaluable to the Society and to myself as Chairman of Nationwide. I am delighted she has agreed to take up the role of Senior Independent Director upon Roger’s retirement from the Board later this month.

Roger Perkin has given Nationwide many years of valued service and advice and we wish him well for his retirement.”

About Nationwide

Nationwide is the world's largest building society as well as one of the largest savings providers and a top-three provider of mortgages in the UK. It is also a major provider of current accounts, credit cards, ISAs and personal loans. Nationwide has around 15 million customers.

Customers can manage their finances in a branch, via the mobile app, on the telephone, internet and post. The Society has around 18,000 employees. Nationwide's head office is in Swindon with administration centres based in Northampton, Bournemouth and Dunfermline. The Society also has a number of call centres across the UK.

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