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KCOM Group PLC Trading Statement 2013

During the first half year, the Group has performed in line with expectations.

As we anticipated, net debt has increased since 31 March 2013 and we expect it will reduce in the second half to be in line with market expectations at the end of the financial year.

I am pleased to report that the Group continues to make progress towards achieving its longer term objectives. The cash generative capacity of the Group means it is able to continue with its progressive dividend policy while continuing to invest in those areas that support the Group’s ambition to achieve market leadership positions across all four brands.

Bill Halbert
Executive Chairman

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.

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