Vodafone appoints David Hughes, former COO of eTel Group, as general manager of Vodafone Northern Ireland

July 26, 2004

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NEWBURY, U.K. -- Vodafone UK today announces that it has appointed David Hughes as the new General Manager of Vodafone Northern Ireland, responsible for further developing and enhancing both the Consumer and Enterprise segments of the mobile market in Northern Ireland.

David (41) gained an engineering degree from University College Dublin and then qualified as an accountant with Arthur Andersen & Co in London. His previous roles in telecommunications have included senior positions with Mercury Communications and BT in London. These were followed by Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director positions with MCI Worldcom in Dublin and then Chief Operating Officer with eTel Group in Dublin and Central Europe.

Nick Read, Chief Commercial Officer, Vodafone UK, commented: "David brings with him a wide range of knowledge and experience which will further develop and grow Vodafone's business in Northern Ireland."

It is anticipated that David's appointment will also bring closer co-operation between the businesses of Vodafone Ireland and Vodafone Northern Ireland, for the benefit of the customers of both organisations.

David will take up his new appointment on 16 August 2004.

Vodafone Group plc

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