01 Apr 2014

Directorate change

Prudential plc (“Prudential”) today announces that Pierre-Olivier Bouée, Group Chief Risk Officer, will join the Prudential plc Board with immediate effect.  Mr Bouée replaced John Foley as Group Chief Risk Officer in August 2013 when the latter was appointed to the new role of Group Investment Director to strengthen Group oversight of Prudential’s financial investments. Mr Foley will be stepping down from the Board today but will continue in his role as Group Investment Director and as a member of Prudential’s Group Executive Committee.

Paul Manduca, Chairman, Prudential plc, said: “I am very pleased that Pierre-Olivier is now joining the Board as Group Chief Risk Officer, having spent eight months performing this role on the Group Executive Committee. As we said when we appointed Pierre-Olivier’s predecessor, John Foley, we believe it is important that at a large, complex financial services business such as ours the Chief Risk Officer is represented on the main Board.

“On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank John for his excellent contribution over the past three years and I am pleased that he will continue to fulfil the vital role of Group oversight over financial investments as a member of the Group Executive Committee.”

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Notes to Editors:

Pierre-Olivier Marie Georges Bouée
Mr Bouée joined Prudential in 2008 as Business Representative for Asia and Director of Strategy and Corporate Development. At the same time he joined the Board of Prudential Corporation Asia. In 2009 he took on the additional role of Managing Director CEO Office, while maintaining his responsibilities for Group strategy and coordinating the relationship between Group Head Office and the Asian business. From 2004 until 2008, he worked for Aviva, first as Director of Group Strategy and then as Director of Central & Eastern Europe. Mr Bouée began his career as a civil servant in the French Treasury before joining McKinsey in 2000 as a consultant working mainly in the international financial institutions sector. Age 43.

Employment Details
Prudential is committed to full disclosure of the remuneration of its Executives. Mr Bouée’s base salary will be £630,000. His annual bonus has a maximum potential of 160 per cent of base salary, of which 40 per cent is deferred for three years. LTIP awards are 250 per cent of base salary.

Mr Bouée has not been appointed for a fixed term but his service contract contains a notice provision under which either party may terminate upon 12 months’ notice.
John Foley was in receipt of an annual salary of £648,000 during the period he served as an executive director in 2014; this salary was paid monthly until John ceased to be an executive director on 1 April 2014, together with the provision of pension and benefits, as disclosed in the remuneration report contained in the Annual Report.  Mr Foley continues to be eligible to be considered for an annual bonus in respect of his employment as an executive director to 1 April 2014 of up to 160 per cent of salary; this will be pro-rated for time served and calculated and paid in the normal way in March 2015. Forty per cent of this bonus will be deferred for three years.

On stepping down from the Board, Mr Foley received no loss of office payment and his outstanding share awards under deferred bonus and long-term incentive plans will continue to vest on the normal timescale and subject to the original performance conditions.

Regulatory Disclosures
Save as disclosed above, there are no matters relating to the appointment of Mr Bouée that need to be disclosed pursuant to Listing Rule 9.6.13 (1) – (6) of the Listing Rules of the Financial Conduct Authority.

Save as disclosed above, there is no further information required to be disclosed pursuant to Rule 13.51(2) of the Rules Governing the Listing of Securities on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. Messrs Bouée and Foley have confirmed that there are no other matters that need to be brought to the attention of shareholders of Prudential.

Shareholding Details
Mr Bouée’s interest in shares of Prudential plc at the time of this announcement consists of a total beneficial interest in 80,686 shares and a total interest in 237,972 shares subject to performance conditions.

About Prudential plc
Prudential plc is incorporated in England and Wales, and its affiliated companies constitute one of the world's leading financial services groups. It provides insurance and financial services through its subsidiaries and affiliates throughout the world. It has been in existence for more than 165 years and has £443 billion in assets under management (as at 31 December 2013). Prudential plc is not affiliated in any manner with Prudential Financial, Inc., a company whose principal place of business is in the United States of America.

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