SOURCE: Spirent Communications PLC

January 03, 2007 08:27 ET

Spirent Communications plc announces Director Declaration

Crawley, UK -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 3, 2007 --

                           SPIRENT COMMUNICATIONS PLC

                             DIRECTOR DECLARATIONS

London, UK - 3 January 2007: Spirent Communications plc ("the Company") (LSE: SPT; NYSE: SPM), a leading technology communications company, announces that following the appointment of the directors named below, the following information is disclosed pursuant to paragraph 9.6.13R of the UK Listing Rules and paragraph 3.1.4R of the UK Disclosure Rules:

Director     Directorships of    Interests in the   Nature of interest
             Publicly Quoted         Company's       in the Company's
             Companies held in       securities      securities
             the last 5 years    (ordinary shares       
                                    of 3 & 1/3p)
Bramson      4 Imprint Group plc           20,000     Beneficial owner
             Elementis plc Note 1     130,250,000          See note 2
            Ampex Corporation (US)
                    Note 1                       

Brindle     4 Imprint Group plc             4,525           See note 3
             Note 1    
            Elementis plc Note 1

Eastman              None             130,250,000           See note 2 

Walker          Rotork plc Note 1            None                 N/A
              Yule Catto & Co Public
                Limited Company

1. The directorship is current.

2. This holding is a connected interest by way of the director being a member of Sherborne Investors GP, LLC, which is the general partner of Sherborne Investors, LP. Sherborne Investors, LP is the managing member of each of the following funds, which are the beneficial owners of the following ordinary shares: Hanover Strategic Fund A, LLC (29,644,000 ordinary shares); Hanover Strategic Fund B, LLC (14,075,887 ordinary shares); Hayden Investor Partners, LLC (45,685,845 ordinary shares); Hayden Investor Partners II, LLC (40,844,268 ordinary shares).

3. The holding is through a connected person, Mrs F E Brindle (spouse). No shares are held in the name of Mr I Brindle.

The Company confirms that that there are no other matters requiring disclosure in relation to UK Listing Rule 9.6.13R.

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  Paul Eardley    Company Secretary & General Counsel  +44 (0)1273 767676

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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