Helen Elizabeth Normoyle appointed Non-Executive Director Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c.

DUBLIN, 22-12-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c. (‘AIB’) announces the appointment of Helen Elizabeth Normoyle (48) as a Non-Executive Director with effect from 17 December 2015.

Helen is the Chief Marketing Officer at DFS, Britain’s leading upholstered furniture retailer, and will remain in her executive role whilst a Non-Executive Director of AIB.

Helen is a Director of DFS Trading Limited. Prior to joining DFS, Helen was a Director of Marketing and Audiences at the BBC and has held director-level roles with Ofcom, the UK communications regulator, and Motorola.

On Helen’s appointment, Chairman, Richard Pym said “Through her past experience and current executive role at DFS, Helen brings with her a unique insight and a wealth of experience across relevant customer focused, digital and marketing activities which will be invaluable to the Board in the coming years. On behalf of the Board, I would like to congratulate Helen on her appointment and wish her every success in her new role.”

For further information please contact:

David O’Callaghan
Company Secretary
AIB Bankcentre
Dublin Dublin
Tel: +353-1-6600311
email: david.a.o’callaghan@aib.ie

Niamh Hennessy
Media Relations Manager
AIB Bankcentre
Tel: +353-1-7721382
email: niamh.n.hennessy@aib.ie

Forward-looking Statement
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SOURCE: Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c.

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