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[April 10, 2008]

BT: John Petter Appointed Managing Director, Consumer At Bt Retail

(M2 PressWIRE Via Thomson Dialog NewsEdge)

John Petter has been appointed as Managing Director, Consumer at BT
Retail with effect from May 1, 2008, BT announced today. John,
currently Consumer Chief Operating Officer at BT Retail, joined BT from
Telewest in September 2004. His current role will not be directly

Gavin Patterson, current BT Group Managing Director, welcomed the
appointment, "John has led the delivery of major improvements for the
Consumer business in the face of strong competition, and drove the
launch of the strategically important BT Home Hub. It's great news
that we have been able to make this appointment from within the
business, and John's wealth of experience, together with a deep
understanding of the marketplace, will continue to drive and deliver
the Consumer strategy moving forward."

John Petter added, "I'm thrilled and delighted to have the opportunity
to build on the Consumer Division's success over the last few years.
I'm looking forward to the challenges ahead, serving BT's customers to
the best of my ability."

John's appointment follows the announcement on April 8 that Gavin
Patterson will become CEO of BT Retail, joining the BT Board, on June
1. Patterson succeeds Ian Livingston, who has been appointed CEO of
BT Group.


Photographs of John Petter can be downloaded from here:

About BT

BT is one of the world's leading providers of communications solutions
and services operating in 170 countries. Its principal activities
include the provision of local, national and international
telecommunications services to our customers for use at home, at work
and on the move; higher-value broadband and internet products and
services and converged fixed/mobile products and services. BT consists
principally of four lines of business: BT Global Services, Openreach,
BT Retail and BT Wholesale.

In the year ended 31 March 2007, BT Group plc's revenue was GBP20,223
million with profit before taxation of GBP2,484 million.

British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT
Group and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT
Group. BT Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New

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