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Board changes

KCOM Group PLC (the "Group") today announces that Graham Holden has indicated his intention to step down from his role as Non-Executive Chairman, and from the Board, on 31 December 2018.

KCOM Group PLC (the "Group") today announces that Graham Holden has indicated his intention to step down from his role as Non-Executive Chairman, and from the Board, on 31 December 2018.

Patrick de Smedt, the Group's Senior Independent Non-Executive Director, will become Interim Non-Executive Chairman while the Board undertakes a search for a permanent replacement.  That process is underway and an announcement will be made in due course.

Once a replacement has been appointed, Patrick de Smedt will resume his position as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director.

On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Graham Holden for his focus, dedication and leadership as a board member over the last eleven years, most recently as our Chairman since 2014. We wish him well for the future.

Patrick de Smedt
Interim Non-Executive Chairman