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KCOM Group PLC Pre-close statement

KCOM Group (“the Group”) announces it will be entering a close period on 1 April 2015, ahead of its preliminary results announcement for the year ending 31 March 2015. The Board confirms that trading remains in line with market expectations.

Fibre deployment

The deployment of fibre-based broadband services across Hull and East Yorkshire continues to be successful, achieving take-up of over 30 per cent which is well in excess of the national average.

As a consequence, the Board has approved plans to accelerate the speed of deployment, making it available to a further 60,000 homes and businesses over the next two years.

By March 2017, over 100,000 properties will be able to access the service.

Full year results

A full update on the Group’s performance will be made in the preliminary results announcement which will be released on 5 June 2015.

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. Eclipse provides 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.