Direct Line Insurance Group plc ('Direct Line Group') announces that it is to enter into a new partnership with Motability Operations Ltd. ('Motability Operations') to provide insurance to the Motability Scheme, supporting its more than 600,000 customers. This partnership is expected to grow Direct Line Group's Motor customer base by approximately 15% to over 4.5 million, adding further scale to Direct Line Group's leading claims management service. This allows Motability Operations' customers to benefit from the investments Direct Line Group has made in vehicle repair and customer service, including its strong digital capabilities. Together with top quartile indemnity control, Direct Line Group will support Motability Operations' objective to provide market leading customer experience and value. The new arrangements are expected to take effect in approximately 18 months and be for 10 years. The Scheme's Gross Written Premium is approximately £500m per annum and, similar to Motability Operations' current structure, Direct Line Group will reinsure 80% of the risk back to Motability Operations via Motability Operations' reinsurance captive.