To strengthen the board

The Irish Life & Permanent’s chairperson Ms Gillian Bowler has appointed Mr Pat Ryan to the board as a non executive director of the Group. The appointment will take effect from the next board meeting of the Group scheduled for the 15th December.

Mr Ryan, an Actuary, is a former Group treasurer and chief risk officer with AIB Bank. He retired from AIB Group in 2002.

Ms Bowler, said: “The combination of treasury, risk and actuarial skills that Mr. Ryan possessed were particularly relevant for Irish Life & Permanent Group at this time and his appointment represented an important strengthening of the Board.”

The Irish Life & Permanent group is a provider of personal financial services in the Irish market. The group formed from the merger of Irish Life and Irish Permanent in 1999. The group’s strategic focus is on Ireland and its successful economy, with our ambition to be the number one provider of personal financial services.