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RNS Number : 7986T  Santander UK Group Holdings PLC  29 November 2021

29 November 2021




Santander UK announced today, subject to regulatory approval, the appointment
of Mike Regnier as Chief Executive Officer of Santander UK Group Holdings plc
and Santander UK plc.


Mike joins from Yorkshire Building Society, where he has been CEO since 2017
and prior to that Chief Commercial and Chief Customer Officer. He has over 25
years' financial services and retail experience having held a variety of
leadership positions across a range of blue-chip brands including Lloyds
Banking Group, TSB, Halifax and Asda. He started his career as a management
consultant, initially at Arthur. D Little before moving to the Boston
Consulting Group.


Santander Chairman, William Vereker said: "I am delighted to be able to
appoint someone of Mike's calibre as our new CEO. He brings a powerful
combination of experience, knowledge and energy, twinned with a positive
vision for the future of the bank. I am confident that he will provide the
strategic leadership required to drive the bank forward and fulfil our
ambition to be a responsible and diverse business with our customers,
communities and colleagues at its heart.


"I look forward to working with Mike and building on the work of Nathan and
the leadership team."


Antonio Simoes, Head of Europe and CEO of Santander Spain welcomed the
appointment: "I am thrilled to welcome Mike to Santander UK and the European
leadership team. His proven track record and leadership skills will be
invaluable as we build a better bank across One Europe."


Mike Regnier said: "I am honoured to be joining Santander, a bank with a rich
heritage in the UK, a strong track record of innovation and a commitment to
helping our country prosper.  "I am excited to be able to make a real
difference to people and businesses across the UK, helping them to thrive and
grow with the support of Santander's incredible team and unique services and

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1) Photos available upon request.


2) Biography


Yorkshire Building Society, Leeds (June 2014 - present)

Chief Executive Officer (January 2017 - present), previously Chief Commercial
Officer and Chief Customer Officer


TSB / Lloyds Banking Group (LBG) / HBOS, Halifax and London (May 2006 - May

Roles undertaken include Products & Marketing Director, TSB, a variety of
Director roles responsible for Savings, Current Accounts and Credit Cards at
Lloyds Banking Group, Halifax and Bank of Scotland.


ASDA Stores Ltd., Leeds (June 2003 - May 2006)

Roles included General Manager Beers, Wines & Spirits and Head of Customer
Research and Pricing.


The Boston Consulting Group Ltd., London (1999 - June 2003)

Arthur D. Little Ltd., London (1994-1997)

Various consulting projects at both organisations


Santander UK is a financial services provider in the UK that offers a wide
range of personal and commercial financial products and services. At 30 June
2021, the bank had around 20,900 employees and serves around 14 million active
customers, via a nationwide branch network, telephone, mobile and online
banking. Santander UK is subject to the full supervision of the Financial
Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) in the
UK. Santander UK plc customers' eligible deposits are protected by the
Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) in the UK.

Banco Santander (SAN SM, STD US, BNC LN) is a leading retail and commercial
bank, founded in 1857 and headquartered in Spain. It has a meaningful presence
in 10 core markets in the Europe, North America and South America regions, and
is one of the largest banks in the world by market capitalization. Its purpose
is to help people and businesses prosper in a simple, personal and fair way.
Santander is building a more responsible bank and has made a number of
commitments to support this objective, including raising over €120 billion
in green financing between 2019 and 2025, as well as financially empowering
more than 10 million people over the same period. At the end of the first half
of 2021, Banco Santander had €1.1 trillion in total funds, 150 million
customers, of which 24.2 million are loyal and 45.3 million are digital,
10,000 branches and 190,000 employees.


Media Enquiries

Adam Williams           M: 07711 783 118              E:
adam.r.williams@santander.co.uk (mailto:adam.r.williams@santander.co.uk)


Follow @santanderuknews on Twitter


The Santander press office operates from 8.00am to 6.00pm. Outside of these
hours please call 0800 5877708.


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