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Metro Bank Plc Board changes

23rd December 2019

Metro Bank plc today announces the appointment of Sally Clark as a new Independent Non-Executive Director with effect from 1 January 2020.

Most recently, Sally was Chief Internal Auditor at Barclays plc where she was responsible for driving the vision and strategy for the internal audit function, and she also championed diversity initiatives across the bank. Prior to her time at Barclays, Sally held senior positions in risk and audit with Royal Bank of Scotland and JP Morgan. She brings significant banking and risk management experience to the Metro Bank Board.

Metro Bank plc also announces that, after 10 years on the Board, Alastair 'Ben' Gunn will step down as Deputy Chairman and Non-Executive Director with effect from 31 December 2019. The Board wishes to thank Ben, as a founding Non-Executive Director, for his significant and sustained contribution to the bank during his tenure.

Commenting on the changes, Sir Michael Snyder, Metro Bank Chairman said: "Sally brings deep retail banking expertise that will be invaluable to Metro Bank as we enter the next chapter for the bank. She is a great addition to the Board and I look forward to working with her. I would also like to thank Ben for his service and commitment since Metro Bank's inception."

Sally Clark added: "Metro Bank has proven itself as a challenger bank committed to bringing something different to banking and really delivering for its customers. I'm very much looking forward to joining the Board as we focus on the bank's future plans and delivering long-term sustainable growth."

The Board continues its proactive search for additional independent NED candidates and Metro Bank expects to make further appointments next year.