Lord Broers retires from and Simon Murray appointed to Vodafone Board

17.05.2007: Lord Broers retires from and Simon Murray appointed to Vodafone Board

Vodafone Group Plc ("Vodafone") announces today that Lord Broers, a Non-Executive Director since January 1998, will not be seeking re-election at the Company's Annual General Meeting and will retire from the Board at the conclusion of the meeting on 24 July 2007.

Vodafone also announced that Simon Murray has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director with effect from 1 July 2007. Mr Murray's career has largely been based in Asia, where he has held positions with Jardine Matheson, Deutsche Bank and Hutchison Whampoa where, as Group Managing Director, he oversaw the development and launch of mobile telecommunications networks in many parts of the world.

He remains on the Board of Cheung Kong, Compagnie Financière Richemont and Macquarie (HK) Limited and is an Advisory Board Member of the China National Offshore Oil Corporation. He also sits on the Advisory Board of Imperial College in London.

Sir John Bond, Chairman of Vodafone, commented "Alec Broers has served with distinction as a Non-Executive Director for over nine years and has also made a substantial contribution as a long-serving member of our Audit Committee and Nominations & Governance Committee and as Chairman of our UK pension trustee company.

He also chaired the Vodafone Group Foundation for five years from its inception until 2006. We thank him for all he has done for Vodafone and wish him well in the future."

Sir John added, "I am delighted to welcome Simon Murray to the Vodafone Board. His considerable knowledge of mobile telecommunications and his entrepreneurial spirit, coupled with his vast experience of the Asia-Pacific region, will be a great asset to the company. I am looking forward to his contribution and to working with him."


The Board of Vodafone Group Plc, from 1 July 2007, will be as follows:

Sir John Bond - Chairman
Arun Sarin - Chief Executive
John Buchanan - Deputy Chairman
Vittorio Colao - Deputy Chief Executive
Andy Halford - Chief Financial Officer
Lord Broers*
Dr Michael Boskin
Alan Jebson
Nick Land
Anne Lauvergeon
Simon Murray
Jürgen Schrempp
Luc Vandevelde
Tony Watson
Philip Yea

*retiring at AGM on 24 July 2007


- Vodafone Group Plc-

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17.05.2007 / MaP

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