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KCOM Group PLC (KCOM.L) AGM and Interim Management Statement 2013

KCOM Group announces the following trading update for the period 1 April to 26 July 2013, ahead of its Annual General Meeting at 11am.

Since its preliminary results announcement on 7 June, the Group has remained focused on executing its strategy for profitable growth across each of its brands, targeting opportunities to provide more value added services to existing customers and winning new contracts across each of its target markets. The Board confirms that trading continues to be in line with expectations.

Subject to shareholder approval at today’s AGM, the Group will pay a final dividend of 2.97p (2012: 2.67p) to shareholders on the register on 28 June 2013. This brings the total dividend for the year to 4.44p per share, an increase of 11 per cent year on year. Payment of the final dividend will be made on 2 August 2013. The Board reconfirms its commitment to delivering a ten per cent increase per annum in full year dividend over the next three financial years, ending 31 March 2016.

About KCOM PLC

KCOM Group PLC is a leading provider of communications services to organisations and consumers, serving customers through four market focused brands.

KC provides a range of telephony and broadband services to consumers and businesses in Hull and East Yorkshire. Our other three brands serve organisations throughout the UK. Eclipseprovides communications services to small and medium businesses across the UK, connecting them to customers, partners and suppliers and improving their productivity and flexibility, and helping them to grow.  Kcom works with some of the UK’s biggest names, delivering communications services that enable them to be flexible, efficient and more responsive to their customers. Smart421 delivers high-end consultancy, integration and management of business-critical systems for enterprise customers.

We apply the collective knowledge and expertise of our people and our partners to help our customers harness the power of communications. Our focus is on the delivery of inspiring customer experiences, and finding new and better ways to connect people.

For further information please contact:

Bill Halbert, Executive Chairman / Paul Simpson, CFO 
KCOM Group PLC
020 7422 8707

Cathy Phillips, Investor Relations
KCOM Group PLC
07778 335735