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Appointments for Simon Moutter and Chris Quin

Media Release

22 April, 2008

Appointments for Simon Moutter and Chris Quin

Telecom New Zealand has today announced the appointment of Simon Moutter to the newly-created role of chief transformation officer, Telecom Group.

Telecom also announced that Chris Quin has accepted the role of CEO Gen-i, with responsibility for Gen-i's operations across New Zealand and Australia.

Mr Moutter has held several key executive roles in Telecom, most recently COO Business and acting COO Telecom Retail since the beginning of this year.

"The creation of this new role on Telecom's executive team of chief transformation officer is reflective of the sheer size and scope of the transformation ahead for Telecom New Zealand. We need to deliver our regulatory Undertakings and build a series of new, world class networks and services," said Paul Reynolds, chief executive, Telecom.

"We are delighted that Simon has accepted this significant leadership challenge which draws on his unmatched understanding of the Group's dynamics and his terrific record of delivery."

Mr Moutter's key responsibilities will include overall leadership of the wide-ranging change programmes that aim to transform the Telecom Group by embedding customer focus, enabling new technologies and delivering productivity benefits.

Chris Quin has accepted the role of CEO Gen-i, with responsibility for Gen-i's operations across New Zealand and Australia.

"Chris has been part of the Telecom team since 1991 and has been general manager of Gen-i in New Zealand for the last few years as part of the key team that has taken Gen-i to become New Zealand's most preferred ICT services provider," Paul Reynolds said.

Further announcements regarding additional appointments will be made in due course.

ENDS

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