25 May 2000

Prudential appoints new board director

Prudential plc announced today the appointment of Roberto Mendoza as a non-executive director. The appointment takes effect immediately.

Roberto Mendoza (54) worked at J P Morgan & Co Incorporated from 1967 until this year, becoming vice-chairman and a director and member of the Corporate Office. Mr Mendoza is also a non-executive director of ACE Limited, Reuters Group plc and Vitro SA.

Sir Roger Hurn, Chairman of Prudential plc said:

"I am delighted to welcome Roberto Mendoza to Prudential's board. His experience in finance is highly relevant to Prudential and will be very valuable to us."

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Notes to Editors:

The current Board of Prudential plc comprises:

Sir Roger Hurn (61) Chairman*

Jonathan Bloomer (46) Group chief executive

Keith Bedell-Pearce (54) Executive director

Philip Broadley (39) Group finance director

Sir David Barnes (63) Deputy chairman of Astra Zeneca plc*

Ann Burdus (66) Director of Next plc and Council member of IOD*

Derek Higgs (55) Executive director

Bridget Macaskill (51) President and chief executive officer of Oppenheimer Funds*

Robert Rowley (50) Chief Executive of Reuterspace*

Sandy Stewart (66) Chairman of Murray Extra Return Investment Trust plc*

Mark Tucker (42) Executive director

*Non-executive

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