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Mike Inglis to join BT Board

Press Release   •   Aug 17, 2015 10:53 BST

Mike Inglis is to join the BT Board as a non-executive director and a member of the BT Technology Committee, which was set up in early 2015 to agree the development and implementation of BT’s major technology innovation strategies.His appointment takes effect from 1 September 2015.

Mike is currently a non-executive director and chairman designate of Ilika, an AIM listed materials technology business.He is also non-executive director of Pace plc and an independent director at US-based Advanced Micro Devices.Until March 2013, Mike was on the board of ARM Holdings having joined the company in 2002 and held roles including chief commercial officer, EVP and general manager of the processor division and EVP sales and marketing.Prior to joining ARM, Mike worked in management consultancy with AT Kearney and held a number of senior operational and marketing positions at Motorola.

Mike also held roles with Texas Instruments, Fairchild and BIS Macintosh and gained his initial industrial experience with GEC Telecommunications. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

In welcoming the appointment, BT’s Chairman, Sir Michael Rake, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Mike to BT.He has a decade of board experience and brings with him in-depth experience of the technology industry. Hewill be a great asset for BT and its Board.”

Mike commented: “I’m looking forward to joining BT. It’s a really exciting time and I believe BT has an important role to play in the industry’s continuing evolution.”

Mike Inglis biography

Mike joined the Ilika Board as a non-executive director and chairman-designate in July 2015. Subject to approval at the Ilika AGM, Mike will become non-executive Chairman in September 2015.

Mike joined the Board of Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) in March 2014 and is a member of the audit, innovations and nominations committees.AMD designs and integrates technology that powers millions of intelligent devices, including personal computers, tablets, game consoles and cloud servers.

Since 2008, Mike has been a non-executive director at Pace plc, a member of the audit and nominating committee and has chaired its remuneration committee since November 2014.

Having joined ARM in 2002, Mike joined the main Board three months later and was a key member of the leadership team during a decade of ARM success with his last year spent as chief commercial officer.His other roles included EVP sales and marketing, EVP marketing and business development and most significantly EVP and general manager of the processor division from 2008 to 2012.

Mike is married, with two daughters, and was educated at Birmingham University.Mike competed in the Clipper Round the World yacht race in 2013.

About BT

BT’s purpose is to use the power of communications to make a better world. It 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, TV and internet products and services; and converged fixed/mobile products and services. BT consists principally of five customer-facing lines of business: BT Global Services, BT Business, BT Consumer, BT Wholesale and Openreach.

For the year ended 31 March 2015, BT Group’s reported revenue was £17,979m with reported profit before taxation of £2,645m.

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.

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