Board announcement.

Together Financial Services Limited

31 January 2019

Together announces new Chairman of Personal Finance Board

31 January 2019

Together Financial Services Limited ("Together"), one of the UK's leading specialist mortgage and secured loan providers, is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Gregory, OBE, as Chairman of the Group's subsidiary, Together Personal Finance Limited ("Personal Finance"), with effect from 31 January 2019. He is replacing David Bennett who is stepping down after nearly nine years with Together.

Richard brings with him significant banking experience having worked for the Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banking Group PLC ("CYBG") for nearly 20 years. He currently serves as a Senior Advisor to CYBG and as honorary Chair of Yorkshire Bank. In 2017, He retired as Senior Independent Director of CYBG, a role in which he helped oversee the operational separation from National Australia Bank, and as Chair of the Risk Committee. Richard previously served on the Board of National Australia Group Europe Ltd and on the Board's Audit and Risk committees.

His executive career began with ITV, initially at Granada and then at Yorkshire Tyne Tees, before retiring as Managing Director Broadcasting, Yorkshire Television, in 2002. He has been Chairman of Imagesound PLC, Science City York, Sheffield Hallam University, Yorkshire Innovation and Yorkshire International Business Convention. He was Deputy Chairman of Yorkshire Forward, the regional development agency and was Chairman of the Yorkshire region and served on the National Board of Business in the Community. Richard was also Chairman of two NHS foundation trusts, and a member of the Board of Foundation Trust Network and the Advisory Board to the NHS Leadership Academy.

Mike McTighe, Group Chairman of Together, commented: "We are delighted to welcome Richard to the Board of our Personal Finance business. He brings a wealth of experience in financial services and has always been a keen promoter of customers, businesses and innovation across the North of England. We also want to thank David for his significant contribution to Together over the last nine years and to wish him all the best for the future."

Richard Gregory, Chairman-elect of Together Personal Finance, added: "I am delighted to be joining Together Personal Finance as Chairman and look forward to supporting the continued development of the business at such an exciting time."

For further information:
Together Financial Services
Mike Davies, Director of Corporate Affairs 07753 138 185
Mille Winge, Corporate Affairs Executive 07548 709 091
Angeli Everitt, Corporate Affairs Executive 07724 700 095

About Together

Established in 1974, Together has been bringing common sense to the UK specialist secured lending market for over 40 years.

Our expertise in lending means we can look beyond mainstream lending criteria to take an individual view of customers' needs and treat each application on its own merits.

We offer a wide range of specifically designed products, including short-term finance, auction finance, residential, buy-to-let and commercial mortgages, and secured loans through our established distribution network.

In the full year to 30 June 2018, our 700+ colleagues advanced £138.3m per month growing our loan book to £3.0bn, and generated £121.7m underlying profit before tax.

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