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KCOM Group changes top leadership

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Wrenthorpe, United Kingdom - November 27, 2013, Wrenthorpe, United Kingdom - KCOM Group, a provider of communications solutions, says that Bill Halbert, currently executive chairman, will assume the role of group CEO, and Graham Holden the role of non-executive chairman, effective April 1, 2014.

Mr. Halbert joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director and was after appointed as Executive Chairman. He has worked in the information technology industry for more than 40 years.

¸ He founded and for 13 years was CEO of the Syntegra, BT's global consultancy and systems integration subsidiary. His other directorships include Excelsys Ltd, Jade Communications Ltd and Tacit Connexions Ltd.

Mr. Holden joined the Board in November 2007. He is Chief Executive of Marshalls PLC. He has been with the Company for 26 years, serving as Group Financial Director from 1992 until 2001.

He is the Chairman of Yorkshire and Humber Regional Advisory Board of Business in the Community and also serves as the Prince's Ambassador to the region until 21 June 2012.

The company also announced that Kevin Walsh, Executive Director with responsibility for KC brand, has indicated his intention to retire from the Board in the summer of 2014.

Mr. Walsh joined the KCOM Group in 2000 and the Group's Board in May 2004.

Prior to joining the KCOM Group, he was Managing Director of a new media start-up and held a number of Senior Director roles within the Electrolux Group.

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