Bond Joins Vodafone Board

Sir John Bond joins Vodafone Group as a non-executive director

September 15, 2004

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NEWBURY, U.K. -- Vodafone Group Plc ("Vodafone") announces that Sir John Bond has accepted an invitation to join the Board of Vodafone and that he will become a Non-Executive Director on 1 January 2005.

Commenting on the appointment, Lord MacLaurin of Knebworth DL, Chairman of Vodafone, said "I am delighted that John is joining Vodafone. He brings with him many years of experience and a track record of success in international markets, particularly in Asia and the Americas. His financial skills, as well as his knowledge of issues facing a global business, will be of great benefit to the Board and I hope John will be with us for many years."

Sir John Bond, knighted for services to banking in 1999, aged 63, is Group Chairman of HSBC Holdings plc; HSBC has a presence in 76 countries around the world. He has spent 25 years working in Asia, in Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia, and 5 years working in the USA. He became Group Chief Executive in 1993 and was appointed Group Chairman in 1998.

In addition to his role at HSBC, Sir John is a Non-Executive Director of the Ford Motor Company.

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