SOURCE: Vodafone Group PLC

June 28, 2012 06:21 ET

Appointment of Regional CEOs

NEWBURY, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Jun 28, 2012) -

28 June 2012



Vodafone Group today announced the establishment of two new operating
regions, Northern & Central Europe and Southern Europe, together with
the appointment of Philipp Humm as Chief Executive, Northern & Central
Europe and Paolo Bertoluzzo as Chief Executive, Southern Europe.

The Northern & Central Europe region comprises:

- Germany;

- the UK;

- the Netherlands;

- Turkey;

- Ireland;

- Hungary;

- the Czech Republic; and

- Romania.

Philipp Humm has been appointed to the role of Chief Executive for the
new region, effective 1 October 2012. He joins Vodafone Group from
T-Mobile USA, where he has served as President and CEO since 2010. He
was previously the Chief Regional Officer, Europe and a member of the
Executive Committee of T-Mobile International and CEO and Chief Sales
Officer for T-Mobile Germany. A former Managing Director and European
Vice President of Amazon Germany and France, Philipp Humm began his
career at Procter & Gamble and has previously worked for McKinsey and
the German grocery retailer Tengelmann.

Philipp Humm said: "Vodafone is a powerful brand with a strong focus on
the customer coupled with a clear strategy for growth. I look forward
to joining the team."

The Southern Europe region comprises:

- Italy;

- Spain;

- Portugal;

- Greece;

- Albania; and

- Malta.

Paolo Bertoluzzo has been appointed to the role of Chief Executive for
the new region, effective 1 August 2012. He will also continue in his
role as Chief Executive of Vodafone Italy. Paolo Bertoluzzo joined
Vodafone in 1999 and was appointed Chief Executive of Vodafone Italy in
2008. Under his tenure, Vodafone Italy has achieved market share
leadership in both service revenue and EBITDA as well as leadership in
Net Promoter Score across all market segments.

Paolo Bertoluzzo said: "I welcome the opportunity to lead such an
important part of Vodafone Group's global portfolio through this
challenging period."

Both Philipp Humm and Paolo Bertoluzzo will join the Vodafone Group
Executive Committee once their respective appointments take effect.

Vodafone Group Chief Executive Vittorio Colao said: "Our new regional
structure will underpin our strategy focused on meeting our customers'
long-term needs, and Paolo and Philipp will be strong additions to the
Vodafone Group Executive Committee."

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About Vodafone

Vodafone is one of the world's largest mobile communications companies
by revenue with approximately 404 million customers in its controlled
and jointly controlled markets as at 31 March 2012. Vodafone currently
has equity interests in over 30 countries across five continents and
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