Vanessa Wittman was senior director of corporate development at Microsoft

April 12, 2001

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VANCOUVER -- 360networks today announced the appointment of Vanessa Wittmanas the company’s chief financial officer. Larry Olsen, formerly chieffinancial officer and vice-chairman, will continue as the company’svice-chairman focusing on strategic relationships and partnerships.Starting today, Wittman is responsible for the company’s financialstrategy, planning, funding, assets, budgeting and reporting. Previously,she was vice-president of corporate development, overseeing the company’scorporate investments and acquisitions. Working closely with the financedivision, Wittman played a key role in the acquisitions of GlobeNetCommunications and NetRail, Inc., as well as investments by Alcatel andother strategic investors.

“Vanessa is an ideal successor who will build on Larry’s outstanding trackrecord and financial leadership,” said Greg Maffei, president and chiefexecutive officer. “Vanessa has the skills, experience and establishedrelationships on Wall Street to drive our financial strategy and to ensure360networks remains one of the most cost-efficient companies in theindustry.”

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