AXA UK Names Richardson Group Business Risk Director

August 16, 2004

The board of AXA UK plc announced that it has approved the appointment of Ian Richardson to the board, in the newly created post of group business risk director.

Richardson and his team will be responsible for operational risk, compliance, internal audit, legal and company secretarial matters. He will report directly to Dennis Holt, group chief executive of AXA UK.

Subject to the usual regulatory approvals, Richardson will also be appointed to the boards of AXA UK’s main operating subsidiaries, AXA Insurance, AXA PPP healthcare and AXA Sun Life.

He has been group company secretary of AXA UK plc since its formation (as Sun Life and Provincial Holdings plc) in 1995.

Anthony Hamilton, chairman of AXA UK, commented: “I am delighted to welcome Ian to the board of AXA UK. This appointment recognizes, at the highest level, the significance the board places on the risk, compliance and audit functions.”

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