Mark Clare - other directorship

United Utilities Group PLC

4 January 2017

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Classification – Other Directorship

United Utilities – Mark Clare

In accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.14(2) Mark Clare, senior independent director, will be appointed as non-executive chairman of Grainger plc with effect from 13 February 2017.

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Further information can be obtained from:

Jane Gilmore, Deputy Company Secretary +44 1925 237052

Darren Jameson, Head of Investor Relations +44 1925 237033

United Utilities ordinary shares trade on the London Stock Exchange and its ADRs, each equal to two ordinary shares, trade over the counter under the Trading Symbol "UUGRY".