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LV= appoints Steve Lewis as head of distribution for retirement solutions

Press release: 21/09/2011

LV= has appointed Steve Lewis as Head of Distribution for its retirement solutions business. Steve joins LV= from The Retirement Partnership which he founded in 2008.

Steve will report into the Managing Director of retirement solutions, John Perks, and will have overall responsibility for the sale of LV='s retirement solutions products from November 2011.

Steve Lewis is a chartered insurer with over two decades in the financial services industry. Steve worked for Aegon and Prudential prior to founding The Retirement Partnership, where he gained extensive experience working with both product providers and financial advisers to increase the understanding of the full range of financial options available at retirement.

John Perks, LV= Retirement Solutions Managing Directorsaid: "I'm delighted that Steve has joined LV=. Our retirement business grew by 11% in the first half of 2011, and we expect that Steve’s wealth of experience will further help to drive our retirement business forward. We’ve seen some great talent coming into LV= in the last few months, with Philip Brown joining us from Partnership, and we remain very excited about the future and look forward to further success."

Steve Lewis, LV= Retirement Solutions Head of Distribution said: "We achieved a great deal over the last three and half years at The Retirement Partnership, and made a real difference to the market, and I am very pleased that the business will continue to support the market going forward. The opportunity at LV= is tremendous. This is a provider on the move, and I am very excited to be part of its future growth."

About LV=

LV= employs over 4500 people and serves over four million customers with a range of financial products. We are the UK’s largest friendly society and a leading financial mutual.

When we started in 1843 our goal was to give financial security to more than just a privileged few and for many decades we were most commonly associated with providing a method of saving to people of modest means. Today we follow a similar purpose, helping people to protect and provide for the things they love, although on a much larger scale and through a wide range of financial services including insurance, investment and retirement products.

We offer our services direct to consumers, as well as through IFAs and brokers, and through strategic partnerships with organisations such as ASDA, Nationwide Building Society and a range of trades unions.

LVFS is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority, register number 110035. LVFS is a member of the ABI, the AFM and ILAG. Registered address: County Gates, Bournemouth BH1 2NF.