Appointment of New Director

Bank of Ireland today announces the co-option of Mr Patrick Kennedy as a new non-executive director to the Court of Directors, with effect from 6 July 2010.

Mr Kennedy has been the Chief Executive of Paddy Power PLC since 2006 having previously been an executive director since September 2005 and a non-executive director since March 2004. Prior to joining Paddy Power, Mr Kennedy was Chief Financial Officer of Greencore Group plc, having held a number of senior positions within the Greencore Group. Mr Kennedy also worked with KPMG Corporate Finance both in Ireland and the Netherlands, and as a strategy consultant with McKinsey and Company Management Consultants in London, Dublin and Amsterdam. He is also a non-executive director of Elan Corporation plc.

Mr Kennedy holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Banking & Finance) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Accountancy from University College Dublin. He also has a Post Graduate Diploma in Statistics from Trinity College Dublin and he is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.

There were no details requiring disclosure for Mr Kennedy under paragraph 6.6.7 (2) to (6) of the Listing Rules.


Jeremy Crean, Deputy Group Secretary 00-353-76-623-4761
Anne Mathews, Group Corporate Communications 00-353-76-623-4771