By Marcus Leach

Lloyds Banking Group have announced the appointment of Sara Weller as a non-executive director.

Ms Weller will join the Board with effect from 1 February 2012 and will serve as a member of the Remuneration and the Risk Committees.

"We are delighted to welcome Sara to the Board and look forward to working with her," Sir Winfried Bischoff, Chairman, said.

"Her career has been characterised by a strong advocacy of customers and of the application of new technology such as the internet, both of which directly support our strategy.

"In addition, her background in a range of retail and associated sectors will enhance the diversity of perspectives on our Board."

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