Change of advisor

The Board of Provident Financial plc (the 'Company') is pleased to announce the appointment of JPMorgan Cazenove as joint broker and financial advisor to the Company with immediate effect, working alongside Dresdner Kleinwort.

For further information:

David Stevenson, Provident Financial, 01274 371 111
Nigel Prideaux, Brunswick, 020 7404 5959