SOURCE: Prudential plc

October 13, 2006 04:16 ET

Prudential PLC announces Appointment of Egg CEO

LONDON, UK -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 13, 2006 --Date: 13 October 2006

PRUDENTIAL PLC ANNOUNCES THE APPOINTMENT OF IAN KERR AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF EGG

The Board of Prudential plc ("Prudential") announces the appointment of Ian Kerr as Chief Executive of Egg.

Ian Kerr, who was previously Chief Executive Retail Banking for Halifax Bank of Scotland plc, will join Prudential in November 2006.

Ian was appointed Group Services Director of HBOS in 2001, before being promoted to Chief Executive Retail Banking in 2004. He was previously Chief Executive of Birmingham Midshires.

Nick Prettejohn, Chief Executive, Prudential UK, said:

"Ian's background and experience mean that he is very well-suited to lead the business through its next stage of development and help deliver the integration between Egg and our UK insurance business. Ian has extensive experience in retail banking and we are delighted to welcome him to the Group.

"I would also like to thank Mark for the very significant contribution he has made to Egg over the years. We wish him all the best in his new role."

Ian Kerr said:

"I am delighted to be joining Prudential at this exciting time in the Group's development, and I look forward to working with the team. Egg is a leading brand and my challenge is to drive its profitable growth while exploiting its significant value as part of Prudential's broader customer and distribution strategy."

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Notes to Editor:

1. About Ian Kerr, Chief Executive, Egg.

Mr Ian Kerr was previously Chief Executive of UK Retail Banking at HBOS plc, a position he held since 2004. Previously, he was Group Services Director of HBOS. Ian was Chief Executive of Birmingham Midshires when it was acquired by the Halifax Group in 1999 and had been with the company since 1989.

Ian is a fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants, is a member of the Institute of Directors and is a Member of Visa Board Europe.

2. About Prudential

*Prudential plc, a company incorporated and with its principal place of business in the United Kingdom, and its affiliated companies constitute one of the world's leading financial services groups. It provides insurance and financial services directly and through its subsidiaries and affiliates throughout the world. It has been in existence for over 150 years and has GBP238 billion in assets under management, as at 30 June 2006. 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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