Barclays Board change

22 Apr 2010 14:38 GMT

Barclays PLC and Barclays Bank PLC are pleased to announce the following appointment to the Board of Directors, effective from 1 May 2010.

Dambisa Moyo has been appointed to the Boards of Barclays PLC and Barclays Bank PLC as a Non-Executive Director, with effect from 1 May 2010.  Dambisa has a financial services background, having worked for both Goldman Sachs and the World Bank.  She worked for the World Bank in the Europe & Central Asia and Africa Departments from 1993 to 1995.  After completing a PhD in Economics, she subsequently worked for Goldman Sachs for eight years until November 2008 in the debt capital markets, hedge funds coverage and global macroeconomics teams.  She has subsequently written and lectured on subjects around international economics and global development issues.  Dambisa is currently serving as a non-executive director on the Boards of SABMiller plc and Lundin Petroleum.

Marcus Agius, Barclays Chairman, said today “I am delighted that Dambisa is joining Barclays.  Her background in financial services and as a global economist will bring valuable insight to the Barclays Board.”

There are no further details that are required to be disclosed in respect of Dambisa Moyo’s appointment under LR 9.6.13R of the Listing Rules of the UK Listing Authority.

About Barclays

Barclays is an international financial services provider engaged in personal banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking and wealth management with an extensive presence in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia. Barclays’ purpose is to help people achieve their ambitions – in the right way.

With over 300 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 50 countries and employs approximately 135,000 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide.

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