Aviva PLC AV. Directorate Change

  Aviva PLC (AV.) - Directorate Change

RNS Number : 4822N
Aviva PLC
01 October 2012












1 October 2012



                              DIRECTORATE CHANGE



Aviva  plc  ("Aviva"  or  "the  Company")  announces  that  Mary  Francis,  an 
independent non-executive director, has  decided to step  down from the  Board 
and as a member of the Audit, Nomination and Risk Committees with effect  from 
3 October 2012.

Mary Francis joined the Aviva Board in 2005 and is also the senior independent
director of Centrica plc. She has recently been proposed for election to  the 
Board of the Swiss Re Group.

Commenting on  Mary Francis'  retirement, John  McFarlane, Chairman  of  Aviva 
said: "I would like to thank Mary  for her valued service to the Company  over 
the past seven  years and her  significant contribution to  the Board and  the 
Audit, Nomination  and Risk  Committees. Mary's  broad experience,  financial 
knowledge and business acumen has greatly benefitted the Company and on behalf
of the Board I wish her well for the future."

This announcement is made pursuant to Listing Rule 9.6.11.

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Notes to editors:



· Mary  Francis  was appointed  to  the Board  in  October 2005.  She  is 
currently the senior independent director of Centrica plc, a senior adviser to
Chatham House and Chair of Governors, James Allen's Girls' School.

· Aviva provides 43 million customers with insurance, savings and
investment products.



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of life and general insurance.

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management businesses under one powerful brand.

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stronger,  sustainable  business,  which  makes  a  positive  contribution  to 
society, and for which our people are proud to work.

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