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Legal & General Group Plc announces the appointment of Dharshini David as Corporate Affairs Director

Legal & General Group Plc ("Legal & General") is pleased to announce the appointment of Dharshini David as Corporate Affairs Director.

16 Mar 2017

Dharshini will take up the appointment at the end of March and will report to Group CEO, Nigel Wilson. She will be responsible for developing and implementing Legal & General’s external communications and corporate social responsibility strategies.

Dharshini was previously Business Presenter at Sky News and co-presented the channel’s political programme, Sky News Tonight. Before joining Sky in 2009, Dharshini worked with Tesco’s board, overhauling and delivering the retailer’s broadcast media strategy on all areas, from financial results to consumer and social responsibility issues. She was previously a financial correspondent and presenter for the BBC in London and New York, where she led the corporation’s Wall Street coverage of the emergence of the financial crisis. Dharshini was recruited by the BBC while working on HSBC Investment Bank’s trading floor as its UK Economist.

Nigel Wilson, Group CEO said: “Dharshini represents a further strengthening of our Management team.  Her energy, enthusiasm and intellect will play an important role in Legal & General delivering and communicating our financial, economic and social goals”.

Dharshini David said: “In this era of immense uncertainty and change, Legal and General has a crucial role to play in ensuring financial security and wellbeing in our society. I’m extremely excited to join the team as they pursue solutions to the challenges that affect us all – from an ageing population and long term care to a housing crisis and a lack of investment in physical and digital infrastructure”.


Forward-looking Statements

This announcement may contain certain forward-looking statements relating to Legal & General, its plans and its current goals and expectations relating to future financial condition, performance and results. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve uncertainty because they relate to future events and circumstances which are beyond Legal & General’s control, including, among others, UK domestic and global economic and business conditions, market related risks such as fluctuations in interest rates and exchange rates, the policies and actions of regulatory and Governmental authorities, the impact of competition, the timing impact of these events and other uncertainties of future acquisition or combinations within relevant industries. As a result, Legal & General’s actual future condition, performance and results may differ materially from the plans, goals and expectations set out in these forward-looking statements and persons reading this announcement should not place reliance on forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are made only as at the date on which such statements are made and Legal & General Group Plc does not undertake to update forward-looking statements contained in this announcement or any other forward-looking statement it may make.

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Notes to editors

Established in 1836, Legal & General is one of the UK’s leading financial services groups and a major global investor, with £1.2 trillion in total assets under management (as at FY23) of which c40% (circa £0.5 trillion) is international.

We have a highly synergistic business model, which continues to drive strong returns. We are a leading international player in Institutional Retirement, in Retail Savings and Protection, and in both public and private markets through our Asset Management division. Across the Group, we are committed to responsible investing and dedicated to serving the long-term savings and investment needs of customers and society.

As at 7 June 2024, we estimate the Group’s Solvency II coverage ratio to be 224%.

As at 11 June 2024, Legal & General has a market capitalisation of £14.6 billion.