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Vodafone Group CFO Andy Halford to leave

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London, United Kingdom - October 4, 2013, London, United Kingdom - Vodafone Group announced that its group chief financial officer Andy Halford intends to leave the group at the end of March 2014 after the conclusion of Vodafone's transaction with Verizon Communications Inc.

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Mr. Halford joined Vodafone in 1999. He was appointed Chief Financial Officer for Northern Europe, the Middle East and Africa in 2001 and became the Chief Financial Officer of Verizon Wireless - Vodafone's US joint venture with Verizon Communications Inc. - in 2002. He was appointed to the Vodafone Group Board as Group Chief Financial Officer in 2005.

The company also announced that it has appointed Nick Read as Group Chief Financial Officer-designate, effective January 1, 2014.

Mr. Read joined Vodafone in 2001. He was the Chief Financial Officer at Vodafone's UK operating company before being appointed UK Chief Executive in 2006. He was appointed to the role of Chief Executive for the AMAP region in 2008.

Prior to joining Vodafone, Mr. Read spent 10 years at Federal Express Worldwide where he was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Europe. He was also the former Chief Financial Officer of Miller Freeman Worldwide plc, the largest division of United News and Media Plc.

Mr. Read will be appointed to the Vodafone Group Board on April 1, 2014. He will be succeeded as Chief Executive of the Africa, Middle East and Asia-Pacific (AMAP) region by Serpil Timuray on January 1, 2014.

Ms. Timuray was appointed Chief Executive of Vodafone Turkey in 2009. She was appointed as a Director on the Board of Vodacom Group in South Africa in September 2012. Previously General Manager with Danone Turkey, she began her career with Procter and Gamble.

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