Javier Semerene to Lead BT's Growth in Latin America

             Javier Semerene to Lead BT's Growth in Latin America

PR Newswire

IRVING, Texas, Sept. 16, 2013

IRVING, Texas, Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --BT today announced the
appointment of Javier Semerene as vice president for Latin America to lead its
operations across the region. BT currently operates in 22 Latin American
countries, employing more than 1,000 people locally to support global
customers investing in the region and to help large Latin American companies
expand globally.

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Javier Semerene joins BT from TIGO Business Latin America, a subsidiary of
Millicom International Cellular, where he was chief operating officer. From
2008 to 2010, Mr Semerene was vice president, Latin America, at Orange
Business Services. He previously held senior positions in AT&T, managing
strong revenue growth in the Caribbean and Latin America, before becoming
regional vice president for the Middle East and Africa.

Corrado Sciolla, president Europe & Latin America at BT Global Services, said:
"It is a real pleasure to welcome Javier to the BT family. We have been
investing in Latin America, and it has become one of BT's fastest growing
markets. It is considered as a high opportunity region by many of our global
customers based in North America, Europe or Asia-Pacific. Those customers will
benefit from Javier's deep knowledge of Latin America's business landscape.
Latin American companies looking to expand internationally will also be able
to leverage Javier's extensive global experience and his track record of
leading ambitious growth programs. He is ideally positioned to maximize the
impact of the great team we already have in place in the region."

Javier Semerene said: "BT has a strong reputation for service excellence. It
is recognized by its customers and analysts as a global market leader, helping
customers achieve their business goals through innovative networked IT
solutions. BT has been ramping up its capabilities in Latin America and is now
in an ideal position to provide outstanding business solutions and services to
customers in this exciting region."

Across Latin America, BT serves more than 1,300 public and private sector
customers, including leading multinational companies active in industries as
diverse as consumer packaged goods, manufacturing, logistics, mining and oil &
gas.

BT has been investing in Latin America in recent years and has one of the
largest satellite broadband coverage capabilities in the region, with more
than 24,000 sites. It operates seven network operations centers that provide
monitoring and proactive diagnosis 24x7, a security operations center in Sao
Paulo, four data centers (Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela and Colombia), 190
points of presence and more than 40,000 customer connections.

Javier Semerene joined BT on September 9, 2013 as vice-president for Latin
America, reporting to Corrado Sciolla, president for Europe & Latin America.

For more informationall news releases can be accessed at our web sites:
http://www.globalservices.bt.com/us/en/news and http://www.btplc.com/news

About BT

BT is one of the world's leading providers of communications services and
solutions, serving customers in more than 170 countries. Its principal
activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local,
national and international telecommunications services to its customers for
use at home, at work and on the move; broadband and internet products and
services and converged fixed/mobile products and services. BT consists
principally of four lines of business: BT Global Services, BT Retail, BT
Wholesale and Openreach.

For the year ended 31 March 2013, BT Group's reported revenue was £18,103m
with reported profit before taxation of £2,315m.

British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group
plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group. BT
Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York.

For more information, visit www.btplc.com

SOURCE BT

Website: http://www.btplc.com
Contact: Kris Kozamchak, 1-972-830-8135, kris.kozamchak@bt.com
 
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