BT Wins KPMG Deal

BT and KPMG announce £62M outsourcing agreement

April 1, 2008

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LONDON -- BT today announced a £62 million, five-year outsourcing agreement with KPMG practices in the UK and Germany – which together form KPMG Europe LLP, the largest integrated accountancy firm in Europe.

It is a deal that will deliver significant operating cost savings to KPMG businesses and a transformed technology architecture on which to build value added services, targeted to improve productivity for its employees.

BT will assume delivery responsibility for services that include Wide Area Network (WAN), Local Area Network (LAN) refresh and management, deployment of Cisco IP Telephony, integration with an existing Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS) platform, provision of managed video and audio conferencing, provision of fixed voice and management of existing Time-Division Multiplexing (TDM) telephony in the pre-transformed state.

A central part of BT’s commitment will be the delivery of a fully converged, IP-based, networked telephony infrastructure. The platform will allow additional countries to join if they wish and is expected to enable KPMG practices to work with greater levels of flexibility and collaboration. Initially, implementation of the agreement will take place in the UK and Germany.

Bryan Clark, the KPMG partner leading the IT infrastructure consolidation, said: “This is an ambitious outsourcing programme and one that will deliver significant benefits to both our cost base and our effectiveness in serving our Clients. This deal will also assist and support our ambitious expansion plans. Having a consistent infrastructure platform and service model will help facilitate the integration of additional KPMG firms joining our newly created European firm.”

BT Group plc (NYSE: BT; London: BTA)

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