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BT to Provide Communications Network to Kinross Gold Corporation



       BT to Provide Communications Network to Kinross Gold Corporation

PR Newswire

IRVING, Texas, Nov. 5, 2013

IRVING, Texas, Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BT today announced that it has
signed a three-year deal with Kinross Gold Corporation, a Canadian-based gold
mining company, to provide a communications network connecting sites in the
U.S., Canada, Brazil, Chile and Spain.

Since 1993, Kinross has grown through the merger and acquisition of a number
of smaller, specialized gold mining interests.  This created a challenge in
developing and managing a centralized network infrastructure that can grow and
house common applications.  Kinross chose BT Connect, a suite of network
services, to bring together and manage the communications network.

David Cefai, CIO Vice President Information Technology, Kinross Gold
Corporation, stated "Centralized management of IT infrastructure and
consolidation of applications for easier management is key to our strategy. 
BT presented a solid plan to us that creates robust, flexible, scalable
infrastructure that will give us the platform for all our communication
applications."

BT Connect services can be delivered in 198 countries and territories, and are
constantly improved in terms of coverage, bandwidth and cost effectiveness. 
Those services are available in locations from towns and cities to the
remotest of locations using a range of technologies from Ethernet over fibre
to satellite and 3G. Such network capabilities are of particular interest to
companies active in industry sectors such as global mining, oil and gas.

Bas Burger, president, U.S. and Canada, BT Global Services said,
"Understanding a company's strategy and helping them create a global network
that positions them for growth is what BT does best.  Our experience working
with global customers, especially in the mining, oil and gas industry, enables
us to bring the best solutions to Kinross."

BT provides customers active in the global mining, oil and gas sector with a
diverse range of services, from IP VPN connectivity to corporate and remote
mining sites to bespoke solutions for oil platforms and exploration vessels.
BT's solutions address the whole ecosystem of the sector, serving customers
upstream and downstream, ranging from companies involved in the exploration,
extraction and processing of natural resources to utilities, manufacturers and
other large consumers of natural resources.

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

About Kinross
Kinross is a Canadian-based gold mining company with mines and projects in
Brazil, Chile, Ghana, Mauritania, Russia and the United States, employing
approximately 9,000 people worldwide. Kinross maintains listings on the
Toronto Stock Exchange (symbol:K) and the New York Stock Exchange
(symbol:KGC).

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.

In 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, Head of PR and Corporate Relations U.S., +1 972 310
9055 or kris.kozamchak@bt.com
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