Appointment of Non-Executive Director

Melanie Smith has been appointed as a non-Executive Director of SSE plc. She will take up her appointment on 1 January 2019.

Melanie is Director of Strategy and Bank for Marks & Spencer Group plc. Before that, she was Marketing and Strategy Director for BUPA and Executive Director, Operations and Integration, for TalkTalk Group plc. She has also worked as an independent consultant and as a Partner for McKinsey & Company.

When Melanie takes up her appointment, the Board of SSE plc will comprise the Chairman, three Executive Directors and six non-Executive Directors; and will comprise seven men and three women.

Each Director of SSE plc is subject to annual re-election and Melanie will stand for re-election
to the Board at the company’s Annual General Meeting in July.

Richard Gillingwater, Chairman of SSE plc, said:

“I am very pleased that Melanie is joining SSE’s Board. She will bring to our deliberations excellent insight on strategic and operational matters and support SSE’s continuing focus on meeting the current and future needs of energy customers.”

Melanie Smith said:

“I am looking forward to joining SSE’s Board and to having the opportunity to contribute to the achievement of its strategic goal of creating value for shareholders and society in a sustainable way.”