Direct Line Group appoints Clare Thompson as a Non-Executive Director

Direct Line Insurance Group plc ("Direct Line Group" or "the Company") today announces that Clare Thompson has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Direct Line Group, effective 3 September 2012.

Clare is presently a Non-Executive on the Partnership Board of Miller Insurance Services LLP. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant and became a Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in 1988. Whilst Clare was at PwC, she held several senior and high profile roles, particularly within the insurance sector.

Commenting on the appointment, Mike Biggs, Chairman, said:
“I am delighted to welcome Clare to the Board of Directors of the Company. Clare brings with her extensive experience and knowledge gained from roles across the professional services industry, which will undoubtedly be of great benefit to the Board.”


For further information, please contact:

Robert Bailhache
Director of Communications
Direct Line Group
Tel: 020 8285 3276

Neil Manser
Head of Investor Relations
Direct Line Group
Tel: 020 8285 3134

Direct Line Insurance Group plc

Direct Line Insurance Group plc (Direct Line Group) is headquartered in Bromley, Kent; it has operations in the UK, Germany and Italy.

Through its number of well known brands Direct Line Group offers a wide range of general insurance products to consumers. These brands include; Direct Line, Churchill and Privilege. It also offers insurance services for third party brands through its Partnerships division. In the commercial sector, its NIG and Direct Line for Business operations provide insurance products for businesses via brokers or direct respectively.

In addition to insurance services, Direct Line Group continues to provide support and reassurance to millions of UK motorists through its Green Flag breakdown recovery service and TRACKER stolen vehicle recovery and telematics business.