UK breakdown service AA has signed a major new B2B partnership contract to provide roadside assistance to Lex Autolease, the fleet arm of Lloyds Bank.

The new three year contract will support Lex Autolease’s services which it provides to around 300,000 vehicles, and will start in January 2016.

Service in the UK will be provided by the AA’s 3,000-plus patrols and includes roadside assistance, recovery, incident management and European cover.

Bob Mackenzie, AA executive chairman, said: "We have invested and continue to invest heavily in our business to provide state of the art dedicated operational support in the UK".

Tim Porter, Lex Autolease managing director, added: "We’re delighted to be entering into to this agreement with the AA. Roadside assistance is naturally a crucial part of our overall mobility offering, and this contract means we will continue to provide our customers with an excellent level of support when they need it most."