Bank of Cyprus appoints Pola Hadjisoteriou and Maria Philippou to its Board of Directors

– CYPRUS, Strovolos – Bank of Cyprus Holdings Public Limited Company (LSE:BOCH), and Bank of Cyprus Public Company Limited at their corresponding meetings held today, 23 January 2018, decided to appoint Ms Pola Hadjisoteriou and Ms Maria Philippou as members of the Board of Directors on each of these Boards, subject to approval by the European Central Bank. Once approved by the ECB, Ms Hadjisoteriou will also participate as a member of the Audit Committee and the Risk Committee, while Ms Philippou will participate as a member of the Human Resources & Remuneration Committee.

About Pola Hadjisoteriou

Ms Hadjisoteriou is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW).

Ms Hadjisoteriou started her accountancy career at Howard, Wade & Jacob before moving to PricewaterhouseCoopers. Following a six-year tenor at the Latsis Group of Companies as Deputy General Manager of Internal Audit, she embarked between 1988-2015 on a career in Banking, at first with Eurobank Ergasias S.A as Group Chief Financial Officer and then with National Bank of Greece as Deputy Chief Executive Officer & Chief Financial Officer. Currently, Ms Hadjisoteriou serves as an advisor to the Latsis Group of Companies in the UK.

About Maria Philippou

Ms Philippou holds a degree in Business Administration, from Nottingham Trent University and a Master of Science in Human Resources Management, from Brunel University.

Ms Philippou started her career as an HR Consultant with KPMG Greece, before moving to the Lambrakis Press Group as HR Generalist. Having spent three years with Eurobank Ergasias S.A as Compensation & Benefits Manager, in 2006 she moved to the Coca Cola Company Group, progressing through various roles such as Rewards Manager and HR Business & Strategic Partner to her current position as Global Talent & Development Director.

About Bank of Cyprus Holdings PLC

The Bank of Cyprus Group is the leading banking and financial services group in Cyprus, providing a wide range of financial products and services which include retail and commercial banking, finance, factoring, investment banking, brokerage, fund management, private banking, life and general insurance. The Bank of Cyprus Group operates through a total of 123 branches, of which 121 operate in Cyprus, 1 in Romania and 1 in the United Kingdom. Bank of Cyprus also has representative offices in Russia, Ukraine and China. The Bank of Cyprus Group employs 4,319 staff worldwide. At 30 September 2017, the Group’s Total Assets amounted to €22.9 bn and Total Equity was €2.6 bn. The Bank of Cyprus Group comprises Bank of Cyprus Holdings Public Limited Company, its subsidiary Bank of Cyprus Public Company Limited and its subsidiaries.

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