Vodafone's Board Changes

LONDON -- Since Vodafone announced its new structure earlier this year, with two geographic regions and a New Businesses and Innovation Unit to develop the mobile plus strategy, it has seen good progress with new product roll-out including Vodafone At Home, Vodafone Office and broadband products. The Company today announces that it is devolving the activities of the New Businesses and Innovation Unit into parts of the organisation closer to the customer. The new structure will simplify the organisation and enable the Group functions to work even more closely with the businesses. In the new stream-lined structure, the Group functions reporting to the European Region together with the operating companies will execute the mobile plus strategy, and a Group Strategy and New Business function will identify new business opportunities and key partnerships.

As a result of these changes, Thomas Geitner, CEO New Businesses and Innovation will step down from the Board of Vodafone at the end of December 2006 after the transition to the new structure.

Mr Geitner joined Vodafone in 2000 as an Executive Director with responsibility for establishing and managing global products and services. In this position he was responsible for establishing Vodafone as a global brand, for the creation and successful launch of Vodafone live! in 2002 and the establishment of a global supply chain organisation.

Vodafone Group plc (NYSE: VOD)

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