Vodafone Names German CEO

Friedrich Joussen appointed CEO of Vodafone Germany

July 6, 2005

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NEWBURY, U.K. -- Vodafone Group announces today that Friedrich ("Fritz") Joussen (42) has been appointed Chief Executive of Vodafone Germany following a meeting of the supervisory board of Vodafone D2 GmbH. His appointment will become effective from 1 October 2005.

Fritz Joussen, who is the current Chief Operating Officer of Vodafone Germany, will succeed Jürgen von Kuczkowski (64), who will be retiring from the Company on that date.

As Chief Executive of Vodafone Germany, Fritz Joussen will also be joining Vodafone Group's Executive Committee. He joined the Group's Integration and Operations Committee on 1 January 2005.

Arun Sarin, Chief Executive of Vodafone Group, said: "I am delighted that Fritz will be taking over as Chief Executive of our German business. He has extensive experience of the mobile industry and has been instrumental in the successful growth of Vodafone Germany over recent years. I very much look forward to working with him as part of our senior management team.

"I would also like to express my gratitude to Jürgen von Kuczkowski. Since the Mannesmann acquisition, he has been an invaluable member of our senior management team and we have benefited considerably from his expertise in the German mobile market. We all wish Jürgen and his family the very best for the future."

Vodafone Group plc

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