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Yorkshire Bank appoints Andy Taylor to Specialist and Aquisition Finance Team

18th January 2008

Due to continued business growth, Yorkshire Bank's Specialist & Acquisition Finance Team (SAF) has appointed Andy Taylor to the newly created role of area director for the North West of England.

Andy will lead an established team of 8 specialists who, as one of the largest leveraged finance teams in Manchester, completed over 22 deals in the last year alone, their first since the establishment of the team in late 2006.

Joining from nabCapital*, Andy has over 16 years Corporate Banking experience and having worked in the North West for the duration of his career he combines outstanding technical expertise with a strong knowledge of North West businesses.

Commenting on the appointment Paul Shephard, regional director for North West and Midlands said: "Andy is a well recognised and respected figure within the corporate banking community in the North West and his experience and insight will prove invaluable to both our own growth plans and those of our clients."

Commenting on his appointment, Andy Taylor said: "I am delighted to be joining Yorkshire Bank to help lead one of the most prolific deal making teams in the North West. Formed only a year ago, the team has already proven itself to the North West business community and I look forward to working with my new colleagues to continue to deliver outstanding value to our customers."

Notes to Editors

Andy Taylor Career Highlights:
2005 - Todate; Director, Large Corporate, nabCapital
Responsible for 11 relationship names (t/o £100m+) with total facilities in excess of £650m. Deal successes include the leverage re-finance of Americana International Ltd and the recent new financing of Jerrold Holdings Ltd. Leverage clients include Inventive Leisure Ltd, Williams Medical Supplies Ltd.
1998 - 2005 ; Director, Large Corporate, RBS
Responsible for 29 relationship names (t/o £100m+) with total facilities of £490m
Member of RBS Corporate Banking Executive Development Programme 2004

* nabCapital is a division of National Australia Bank Limited. It has operations in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, the United Kingdom and the United States. Core lines of business include Global Markets, Corporate Finance, Institutional Banking and Structuring & Investments.


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