Vodafone Replaces CFO

Ken Hydon retires as Vodafone CFO; will be replaced by Andrew Halford

July 26, 2005

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NEWBURY, U.K. -- Vodafone Group Plc announces the following Board changes, which become effective at the conclusion of the Company's Annual General Meeting being held today.

As announced on 13 October 2004, Andrew (Andy) Halford is appointed Chief Financial Officer of Vodafone Group Plc. He succeeds Ken Hydon who, after 20 years as Vodafone's Financial Director, retires at the conclusion of the Annual General Meeting.

Commenting on Ken Hydon's retirement, Lord MacLaurin, Chairman of the Company, said: "Ken's energy and enthusiasm have been uplifting for all those who have worked with him and for him. His firm control of the financials and his wise counsel has played a huge part in the success of the Company. I and all his colleagues send him our thanks and best wishes for a very happy and well deserved retirement."

"Sir David Scholey, a non-executive director of Vodafone since 1998, also retires from the Board following today's Annual General Meeting.

In addition, changes to the Chairmanship of the two Board Committees are announced today. Dr Michael Boskin succeeds Paul Hazen as Chairman of the Audit Committee and Luc Vandevelde succeeds Penny Hughes as Chairman of the Remuneration Committee.

Vodafone Group plc

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