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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Richard Lapthorne

71 2010 Chairman of the Board

Phil Bentley

56 2014 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Simon Ball

54 2010 Senior Independent Non-Executive Joint Deputy Chairman of the Board

John Risley

2015 Non-Executive Joint Deputy Chairman of the Board

R. Perley McBride

2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Clare Underwood

2015 Company Secretary

Robin Freestone

56 2015 Non-Executive Director

Brendan Paddick

2015 Non-Executive Director

Barbara Thoralfsson

56 2015 Non-Executive Director

Thad York

2015 Non-Executive Director

Mark Hamlin

2012 Non-Executive Independent Director

Alison Platt

2012 Non-Executive Independent Director

Ian Tyler

2011 Non-Executive Independent Director

Kunal Patel

Head of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Richard Lapthorne

Sir Richard Lapthorne, CBE is Chairman of the Board of Cable & Wireless Communications PLC. He has been Chairman of Cable and Wireless plc since January 2003. He is Chairman of the Nomination Committee. He is Chairman of the PwC Public Interest Body and a Non-executive Director of Sherritt International, based in Toronto. Between June 2009 and April 2010, he was Chairman of the McLaren Group. From 1996 to May 2003 Richard was Chairman of Amersham International plc (now GE Healthcare) having joined its Board as a Nonexecutive Director in 1989. He was Finance Director of British Aerospace plc from July 1992 and Vice Chairman from April 1998 until his retirement in 1999. From March 2012 until October 2013 he served as Chairman of the Foresight Group on UK Manufacturing. Richard was also a Trustee of Tommy’s Campaign until January 2014; Non-executive Chairman of New Look Group and Morse plc until November 2007 and February 2008 respectively; and Her Majesty the Queen’s Trustee at The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew until his retirement in September 2009.

Phil Bentley

Mr. Phil Bentley has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of Cable & Wireless Communications PLC., effective January 1, 2014. Between 2007 and 2013 Phil was the Managing Director of British Gas, the UK’s largest energy and services business, and was on the Board of Centrica Plc from November 2000 to June 2013 having served as Group Finance Director from 2000 to 2004 and Managing Director, Europe from 2004 to 2007. Prior to that, he was Finance Director for Diageo Plc’s spirits division and Group Treasurer. He also served in several senior international management roles during a 15 year career at BP Plc and lived and worked in China, Egypt, France and the USA. Phil is a Non-executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of IMI Plc, the engineering group, and was previously a Non-executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Kingfisher Plc, the international home improvement retailer between 2002 and 2010. Phil holds a Master’s degree from Oxford University; and received his MBA from INSEAD, Fontainebleau.

Simon Ball

Mr. Simon P. Ball serves as Senior Independent Non-Executive Joint Deputy Chairman of the Board of Cable and Wireless Communications Plc. He is a Non-executive Director of the Company having previously served as a Non-executive Director of Cable and Wireless plc since May 2006. He is the Deputy Chairman, Senior Independent Director, Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit and Nomination Committees. Simon became Chairman of the Remuneration Committee on 1 June 2012 having previously been the Chairman of the Audit Committee. Simon is a Non-executive Director of Tribal Group plc and of Allied Irish Banks plc. Previously, Simon was Group Finance Director for 3i Group plc until November 2008 and also held a series of senior finance and operational roles at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, served as Group Finance Director for the Robert Fleming Group and was Director General, Finance for the Department for Constitutional Affairs.

John Risley

Mr. John Risley has been appointed as Non-Executive Joint Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Company on 31 March 2015. He serves as the Joint Deputy Chairman and a member of the Nomination Committee. John is the founder and Director of Clearwater Seafoods Incorporated and also President of Clearwater Fine Foods Incorporated. John also served on the Board of the Columbus Group from 2004; Persona Communications from 2002 to 2004; and Cable Bahamas from 2005 to 2010. In addition, John was the founder of Ocean Nutrition Canada and serves as a Director of numerous private and public companies, including Clearwater Seafoods Limited. John sits on the Board of a number of charitable organisations. He is Chair of Futurpreneur Canada and co-Chair of the Capital Campaign for the Nature Conservancy. He regularly engages in public policy debate; is Chairman of the Atlantic Institute of Market Studies; a member of both the World Presidents’ Organization and The Chief Executives Organization; and is a Director of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives. John is a graduate of Harvard University’s President’s Program in Leadership. Further achievements include being named an Officer of the Order of Canada and being inducted into the Nova Scotia Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame in 1997. He has also received numerous awards, including Atlantic Canadian Entrepreneur of the Year and a Canada Award for Business Excellence in Entrepreneurship.

R. Perley McBride

Mr. R. Perley McBride has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of Cable & Wireless Communications PLC. He has been appointed as Director of the Company effective June 26, 2014 and Chief Financial Officer of the Company effective June 23, 2014. Mr. McBride served as Chief Financial Officer at Leap Wireless International (which operated the Cricket Communications mobile brand) from December 2012 through to May 2014. He was part of the Executive team that led the business through its acquisition by AT&T Inc., completed in March 2014. Prior to Leap Wireless, he served as Executive Vice President of Finance at the Weather Company between 2010-2012. He served in several senior financial management roles at Frontier Communications (formerly Citizen's Communications) between 1999-2010, and also between 1994-1997. He also worked in the finance department at Sprint Corporation early in his career. Perley holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Mount Allison University in Canada and has an MBA from the University of Houston.

Clare Underwood

Robin Freestone

Mr. Robin Freestone is Non-Executive Director of the Company. Robin is currently a Non-executive Director of Moneysupermarket.com Group PLC, having been appointed on 1 August 2015, and will become a Non-executive Director, and member of the Audit Committee of Smith and Nephew plc with effect from 1 September 2015. He was previously the Chief Financial Officer of Pearson plc between 2006 and August 2015, and prior to that was the Deputy Chief Financial Officer at Pearson. He has also held a number of senior financial positions at Amersham plc from 2000 to 2004, Henkel Ltd from 1995 to 2000 and ICI plc from 1984 to 1995. He started his career at Deloitte (Touche Ross). He sits on the Board of ICAEW as an Advisory Group Member, Financial Reporting Faculty and is a member of the CBI Economic Growth Board and was a Non-Executive director of eChem Ltd from 2000 to 2014. He is currently Deputy Chair of the 100 Group, having been Chair from 2012 to 2014.

Brendan Paddick

Mr. Brendan Paddick has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of the Company on 31 March 2015. He serves as a member of the Nomination Committee. Brendan founded the Columbus International group of companies in 2004; and served on the Board as President and Chief Executive Officer from inception. He was also the Chief Executive Officer of all Columbus’ operating subsidiaries. Brendan currently serves on the Board of Clearwater Seafoods Incorporated. From 2005 to 2012, Brendan served on the Board of the Caribbean Cable Television Cooperative and is a past Chair of the Board of the Caribbean Cable & Telecommunications Association. Prior to founding Columbus, Brendan was President and Chief Executive Officer of Persona, Inc. and Persona Communications Inc. from 1992 to 2004. Brendan was a member of Industry Canada’s National Broadband Task Force in 2001, a government initiative to shape the country’s roll out of broadband access; and in 2006, he was appointed Honorary Consul for Canada to The Bahamas by the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade – he was subsequently reappointed in 2009 and 2012. Brendan graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland, where he also received his MBA. He served as a Member of the Board of Regents of Memorial University for six years. In 2013, he was named Memorial University’s Alumnus of the Year. Brendan is also a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University.

Barbara Thoralfsson

Ms. Barbara M. Thoralfsson has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of the Company, on 7 January 2015. Barbara is also a member of the Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees. Barbara has extensive experience in the telecoms industry having been CEO of NetCom ASA, Norway’s second largest mobile network operator, between 2001 and 2005; and a Non-executive Director of Tandberg ASA, a leading global supplier of video conferencing systems, from 2006 until 2010. Since 2009 Barbara has also served as a Non-executive Director of Telenor ASA, a leading mobile operator in Scandinavia, Eastern Europe and Asia, however, she is due to step down from this appointment in June 2015. She has been an Industrial Adviser to EQT Private Equity Partners since 2007; serves as a Non-executive Director on the Boards of SCA AB, Hilti AG and ColArt Holdings Ltd; and has been an owner of Fleming Industrier AS, investing in Scandinavian small cap companies, since 2006. Previously, Barbara was CEO of Midelfart & Co AS, from 1995 to 2000, after holding senior positions in sales and marketing from 1988 to 1995. Barbara has also served as a Non-executive Director on the Boards of Electrolux AB, Orkla ASA, and Stokke AS; as Chairman of SATS AB from 2005 to 2006; and sat on the Advisory Council for SOS Children’s Villages. Barbara has an MBA in Marketing and Finance from Columbia University in New York; and a BA in Psychology from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

Thad York

Mr. Thad York has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of the Company on 31 March 2015. He serves as a member of the Nomination Committee. Thad is the President, General Manager, and Director of numerous geographically diverse and various personal and business entities controlled by John C. Malone. Prior to his current roles, Thad held senior positions at Telecommunications Inc. (‘TCI’) and TCI International, that ranged from operations to finance in TCI’s cable TV business. He started in the cable television business as an Installer for TCI while attending college. Thad graduated from the University of Wyoming with a degree in Finance, and received his MBA from the University of Denver.

Mark Hamlin

Mr. Mark Hamlin is Non-Executive Independent Director of Cable & Wireless Communications Plc., since January 1, 2012. Mark Hamlin has been a Nonexecutive Director of the Company since his appointment on 1 January 2012 and is a member of the Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees. Mark is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist. He established a Management Consulting firm, with offices in Washington, Johannesburg and London, in 1990 and for the last 15 years has been the Chairman of the Organisation Resource Group, which includes companies focused on property, software and consulting. Mark is a senior adviser to the boards of global businesses in many areas, such as strategy, culture and corporate change programmes in international markets. Clients include those from the finance, aerospace, electricity generation, utilities, airline, pharmaceutical, defence, and telecom industries. His models of transformation and change are used by practitioners around the world to enable the successful implementation of strategy. Born in Johannesburg, he is involved with a number of charities in Africa, some aimed at creating additional income for subsistence farmers and their families, and others establishing life skills education centres for young people. Mark is the President of Wedmore Opera, a communitybased music performance charity in Somerset.

Alison Platt

Ms. Alison Platt has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of the Company, on 1 June 2012. She is a member of the Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees. Alison is Chief Executive of Countrywide plc, having been appointed to the role on 1 September 2014. Previous to this Alison was a Managing Director at Bupa, responsible for International Development Markets. She took up this post in October 2012 having previously held a number of senior posts across Bupa including Chief Operating Officer of its UK private hospitals business, Deputy Managing Director in its UK insurance business and latterly Managing Director for its businesses in the UK, Europe and North America. Before joining Bupa, Alison held a number of key positions in British Airways. Alison was Chair of ‘Opportunity Now’, which seeks to accelerate change for women in the workplace, from May 2009 until April 2013. She was also Non-executive Director of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office between 2005 and 2010, and in the 2011 New Year Honours she was appointed a CMG for her services to the Board of the FCO.

Ian Tyler

Mr. Ian P. Tyler is no longer Non-Executive Independent Director of Cable & Wireless Communications Plc., effective 30 September 2015. Ian is a chartered accountant and was Chief Executive of Balfour Beatty plc from January 2005 to March 2013, having joined the company in 1996 as Finance Director and having become Chief Operating Officer in 2002. From 1993 to 1996 Ian was Finance Director of ARC Limited, one of the principal subsidiaries of Hanson Plc, having previously been Hanson’s Group Financial Comptroller since 1991. Prior to that, from 1988, he held the positions of Group Treasurer and Financial Controller at Storehouse Plc, the retailing group. Ian is Non-executive Chairman and Chairman of the Nomination Committee of Bovis Homes Group PLC, Non-executive Chairman and Chairman of the Nomination and Remuneration Committees of Al Noor Hospitals Group Plc, Non-executive Chairman of Cairn Energy PLC and a Non-executive Director of BAE Systems plc. He is also Chairman of CRASH, the construction and property industry charity for homeless people around the UK, and serves as Crown Representative for the Cabinet Office.

Kunal Patel

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Richard Lapthorne

525,336

Phil Bentley

2,416,600

Simon Ball

85,771

John Risley

--

R. Perley McBride

763,943

Clare Underwood

--

Robin Freestone

--

Brendan Paddick

--

Barbara Thoralfsson

--

Thad York

--

Mark Hamlin

66,235

Alison Platt

65,491

Ian Tyler

86,433

Kunal Patel

--
As Of  30 Mar 2015
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