SOURCE: Digicel

June 20, 2005 15:38 ET

Digicel Appoints Colm Delves as New Group CEO

Digicel Group CFO Tapped to Lead Caribbean Expansion

KINGSTON, JAMAICA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 20, 2005 -- Digicel Group, the fastest growing mobile telecommunications provider in the Caribbean, today announced it has appointed Colm Delves as its new Group CEO. Mr. Delves, former Digicel Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO), is responsible for continuing Digicel's expansion of its Pan-Caribbean network including the roll-out of its recent entry into the Haiti market.

Donal O'Shaughnessy, former CEO of Digicel Aruba, will assume the role of Digicel Group Chief Operating Officer (COO). Mr. O'Shaughnessy played a role in Digicel's initial 2001 launch in Jamaica as Infrastructure Director, and went on to successfully establish and support Digicel operations throughout the Eastern Caribbean and Netherlands Antilles region.

Mr. Delves joined Digicel in May 2004, and has been instrumental in its aggressive growth led by strategic finance deals. Prior to joining Digicel, Mr. Delves provided consultancy services to a number of companies owned by Denis O'Brien. He qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG Dublin and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.

"We are very pleased to have Colm in the role of Group CEO," said Denis O'Brien, Chairman of Digicel. "Colm has a proven track record and expertise that is necessary to continue our vision of offering cutting-edge telecommunications services to consumers and businesses throughout the entire Caribbean region."

Digicel recently reached a milestone of 1,051 employees and expects to increase staff by 30 percent as it enters new markets and continues to grow its customer base and offerings.

ABOUT DIGICEL

Since its launch in 2001, Digicel has become the fastest growing mobile telecommunications operator in the Caribbean. In four years, Digicel has become renowned for competitive rates, unbeatable coverage, superior customer care, a wide variety of products and services, and state-of-the-art handsets.

By offering innovative mobile services and community support, Digicel has become a leading brand in the Caribbean and has placed the region at the cutting edge of mobile communications.

Digicel is incorporated in Bermuda and operates in nine countries including Aruba, Barbados, Curaçao, The Cayman Islands, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. It is the largest GSM mobile operator in the region and plans to extend its footprint into other Caribbean countries.

The company is the lead sponsor of Caribbean sports teams including the West Indies Cricket Team, Special Olympics teams across the Caribbean and is title sponsor of the Digicel Caribbean Football Union Cup, which involves over 30 Caribbean countries and is an important qualifier towards the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Visit www.digicelgroup.com for more information on Digicel.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Jill Wallis
    Cohn & Wolfe
    Digicel
    +1 (212) 798-9837 (New York)

    Maureen Rabbitt
    Corporate Communications Manager
    Digicel
    +1 (876) 361 2852 (Jamaica)

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