28 Oct 2009

Prudential plc welcomes Nic Nicandrou as Chief Financial Officer

Prudential plc ("Prudential") today welcomed Nic Nicandrou as Chief Financial Officer and Board Director.

Nic joins Prudential from Aviva, where he has worked for eleven years in a number of senior finance roles, most recently as Norwich Union Life, Finance Director and Board Member. He was previously Aviva Group Financial Control Director and before that Aviva Group Financial Management and Reporting Director. Nic started his career at PriceWaterhouse Coopers, where he worked for ten years in both London and Paris, specialising in insurance and more general financial services.

Tidjane Thiam, Group Chief Executive, Prudential plc said:

"I am very pleased to welcome Nic to the Group. His knowledge and experience of the sector mean he is well suited to help lead Prudential to the next stage of its development. His expertise in financial management and reporting will ensure we continue our commitment to best in class disclosure and market communication. I greatly look forward to working with him."

Commenting, Nic Nicandrou, Chief Financial Officer, Prudential plc said:

"I am delighted to be joining Prudential as Chief Financial Officer and look forward to working with Tidjane and the team. Prudential is ideally placed in terms of its unique geographic and product exposure, capital strength and leadership capability."

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