SOURCE: Spirent Communications PLC

March 08, 2007 02:02 ET

Spirent Communications Plc announces Board Change

Crawley, UK -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 8, 2007 --Thursday 8 March 2007

                          BOARD CHANGE
London, UK - 8 March 2007 - Spirent Communications plc (LSE: SPT; NYSE: SPM), a leading communications technology company, announces that Anders Gustafsson has left the Company with immediate effect in order to pursue other opportunities.

Edward Bramson, Chairman, will become Executive Chairman. In this role he will co-ordinate the Board's operating and strategic review announced on 1 March 2007 and implement any actions resulting from it. Spirent expects to announce the results of the review in advance of the Company's scheduled AGM on 9th May.

Edward Bramson said:

"On behalf of the Board I would like to thank Anders Gustafsson for his contribution to Spirent during his time as Chief Executive. We now look forward to completing the review and to improving Spirent's operations so that it is positioned as the most efficient and effective business in its international markets."

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Eric Hutchinson, 
Chief Financial   
Officer           Spirent Communications plc  +44 (0)1293 767676
Andrew Dowler/
Harriet Keen      Financial Dynamics          +44 (0)20 7831 3113

About Spirent Communications plc

Spirent Communications plc is a leading communications technology company focused on delivering innovative systems and services to meet the needs of customers worldwide. We are a global provider of performance analysis and service assurance solutions that enable the development and deployment of next-generation networking technologies such as broadband services, Internet telephony, 3G wireless and web applications and security testing. The Systems group develops power control systems for specialist electrical vehicles in the mobility and industrial markets. Further information about Spirent Communications plc can be found at

Spirent Communications plc Ordinary shares are traded on the London Stock Exchange (ticker: SPT) and on the New York Stock Exchange (ticker: SPM; CUSIP number: 84856M209) in the form of American Depositary Shares ("ADS"), represented by American Depositary Receipts, with one ADS representing four Ordinary shares.

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