Metro Bank Board Update
2 October 2019
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METRO BANK BOARD UPDATE
Metro Bank today announces that Mr Hill, Founder of Metro Bank, has decided to step down from the Board and his role as Chairman by 31 December 2019. As communicated at the Bank's H1 2019 results, Mr Hill believes that the Bank has now reached a size and scale where it is appropriate to appoint an independent Chairperson.
The Board's search for a new Chairperson is progressing well. However, if this is not completed by the end of the year, the Bank will appoint an existing independent non-executive director as interim Chairperson.
Commenting, Sir Michael Snyder, Senior Independent Director at Metro Bank said:
"Vernon is the inspiration behind Metro Bank, the first high street bank to open in the UK in over 100 years. It is thanks to his vision and leadership that we have grown to 70 stores around the country, serving over 1.8m customer accounts and we've twice been ranked as the number one bank for overall quality of service for personal banking. The Board shares Vernon's view that Metro Bank has now reached a point where an independent Chairperson is appropriate to oversee the next stage of our journey."
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For further information on this announcement, please contact:
Metro Bank PLC
+44 (0)20 3402 8900
Charlotte Sjoberg / Tina Coates
+44 (0)7970 633255 / +44 (0)7811 246016
Charles Armitstead / Haya Herbert-Burns
+44 (0) 7703 330269 / +44 (0) 7342 031051
About Metro Bank
Metro Bank is the revolution in British banking. It is celebrated for its exceptional customer experience and achieved the top spot in the Competition and Market Authority's Service Quality Survey among personal current account holders for its overall service and came second among business current account holders in August 2019. It was also awarded 'Best All Round Personal Finance Provider' at the Moneynet Personal Finance Awards 2019. It is also recognised by Glassdoor in its 'Best Place to Work UK 2019' top 50 list.
Offering retail, business, commercial and private banking services, it prides itself on using technology to give customers the choice to bank however, whenever and wherever they choose. Whether that's through its growing network of stores open seven days a week, from early in the morning to late at night, 362 days a year; on the phone through its UK-based 24/7 contact centres manned by people not machines; or online through its internet banking or award-winning mobile app: the bank offers customers real choice.
The bank employs around 3,900 colleagues and is headquartered in Holborn, London.
Metro Bank PLC. Registered in England and Wales. Company number: 6419578. Registered office: One Southampton Row, London, WC1B 5HA. 'Metrobank' is the registered trade mark of Metro Bank PLC.
It is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority. Most relevant deposits are protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme. For further information about the Scheme refer to the FSCS website www.fscs.org.uk.
All Metro Bank products are subject to status and approval.
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