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Vodafone Confirms Support For Vodafone Warriors

Media Release 24 October 2000

VODAFONE CONFIRMS SUPPORT FOR VODAFONE WARRIORS

Amid speculation within the rugby league fraternity about the sponsorship of the Vodafone Warriors, Vodafone New Zealand has confirmed its continued support of the team.

"Vodafone wishes to underline our ongoing support of the Warriors under the team's new ownership and confirm our continued investment as a major sponsor," said Vodafone Managing Director, John Rohan.

The naming-rights deal, which runs until the end of October 2002, is Vodafone New Zealand's biggest sponsorship.

"The Vodafone big red hands will continue to be seen at stadiums wherever the Vodafone Warriors play as we support the team through thick and thin.

"Our philosophy is to sponsor teams and activities that capture the imagination and interest of New Zealanders and the Vodafone Warriors continue to do this," said Mr Rohan.

The Vodafone Warriors is part of a stable of sports sponsorships that includes the Silver Ferns, the Wellington Lions, Hamish Carter, Sarah Ulmer, Chris Donaldson and British Women's Open Squash champion Leilani Joyce.

About Vodafone

Vodafone New Zealand Ltd is part of Vodafone Group Plc, the world's largest mobile telecommunications company with more than 65.7 million customers. The company has interests in 25 countries over five continents.

Vodafone New Zealand now has more than 638,000 customers on its fully digital network and provides coverage to 97 per cent of the population.

ENDS

For more information please contact:

Alison Sykora Corporate Communications Executive Vodafone New Zealand Ltd Ph: 09 357 5631 Mob: 021 630 782

This media release is not intended for distribution in the United States of America.



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