– UK, London – Barclays PLC and Barclays Bank PLC (LSE:BARC), announce that Mary Francis CBE has been appointed as a Non-executive Director of Barclays effective from 1 October 2016.

Mary has extensive board-level experience across a range of industries and is currently serving on the boards of Swiss Re Group and Ensco plc. She has previously served as Senior Independent Director on the board of Centrica and a non-executive director of Aviva, Cable & Wireless Communications, the Bank of England and Alliance & Leicester. Mary has also had a distinguished and varied executive career including twelve years at HM Treasury, before serving as Private Secretary to the Prime Minister, Deputy Private Secretary to the Queen and as Director General of the Association of British Insurers.

Commenting, John McFarlane, Group Chairman, said, “I am pleased to announce Mary’s appointment to the Barclays Board. Mary brings extensive board-level experience across a number of different industries and having worked with her in the past I am fully aware of the wisdom and value she brings to the Board. She is a very welcome addition to the Barclays Board.”

About Barclays

Barclays is a transatlantic consumer, corporate and investment bank offering products and services across personal, corporate and investment banking, credit cards and wealth management, with a strong presence in our two home markets of the UK and the US.

With over 325 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 40 countries and employs approximately 130,000 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide.

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