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Aviva Appoints Bob Stein as Non-Executive Director

LONDON--(Marketwire - Jan 28, 2013) -

28 January 2013 AVIVA APPOINTS BOB STEIN AS A NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Aviva plc ("Aviva" or "the Company") announces that Bob Stein has today been appointed as a non-executive director of the Company. Bob is currently a non-executive director and vice-chair of the audit committee of Assurant, Inc (US specialty insurance). He is a member of the Society of Actuaries, the American Academy of Actuaries and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He is a Trustee Emeritus of the board of trustees of the Actuarial Foundation. Bob spent most of his working life at Ernst & Young in the US, where he held a number of managing partner roles including in actuarial, insurance and financial services practices in the US and globally, culminating in being Managing Partner, Global Actuarial Practice. Commenting on the appointment, John McFarlane, chairman of Aviva said:"I am delighted that Bob is joining the Aviva Board. His deep knowledge of accounting and actuarial practices, and the insurance and broader financial services sector, will be an asset to the Aviva group." This announcement is made pursuant to Listing Rule 9.6.11.     ends Media enquiries: Andrew Reid +44 (0)20 7662 3131 Notes to editors: . In accordance with paragraph LR 9.6.13R of the listing rules, Aviva confirms there is no information to be disclosed in terms of LR 9.6.13R (2) to LR 9.6.13R (6) inclusive in respect of Bob Stein. . As at the date of this announcement, Bob Stein holds no beneficial interests in ordinary shares of Aviva. . Aviva provides 43 million customers with insurance, savings and investment products. . We are the UK's largest insurer and one of Europe's leading providers of life and general insurance. . We combine strong life insurance, general insurance and asset management businesses under one powerful brand. . We are committed to serving our customers well in order to build a stronger, sustainable business, which makes a positive contribution to society, and for which our people are proud to work. . The Aviva media centre at www.aviva.com/media includes images, company and product information and a news release archive . Follow us on twitter: www.twitter.com/avivaplc This information is provided by RNS The company news service from the London Stock Exchange END