Liliana Solomon is appointed Chief Executive Officer at Connex starting November 1, 2005.

Connex will have a new Chief Executive Officer, Liliana Solomon, starting November 1, 2005, as announced on Wednesday, October 12, 2005 by Paul Donovan, Regional CEO of Vodafone OVS (Other Vodafone Subsidiaries).

Also, Paul Donovan announced that Ted Lattimore will be leaving Connex in December 2005, after almost 6 years leading the company as President and Chief Operating Officer.

'Ted'™s dynamic leadership on the ground in Romania from early 2000 has been a very instrumental catalyst in achieving the tremendous growth in customers and the strong financial results at Connex. Under Ted'™s direction Connex not only grew from 1 million to over 5 million customers in 5 and a half years but year in and year out Connex is recognised as one of the most outstanding and most admired companies in Romania and beyond its borders', said Paul Donovan.

'Connex has always been about Romania and the future of Romania.  I am proud of the success of Connex and the respect Connex achieved with millions of people in the country. The future for Connex and our customers now includes becoming part of Vodafone; the largest mobile community in the world. It is with great pride that I hand over the leadership of the company to make Vodafone in Romania an equally distinct success story within Vodafone world wide; for tomorrow and forever', said Ted Lattimore.

Ted Lattimore will return to Canada where he plans to actively participate in the Vancouver preparations for the Olympic Winter Games of 2010.

Liliana Solomon is appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Connex, effective November 1, 2005.

'Liliana will work with Ted and the Vodafone Group to ensure that she is fully conversant with the Vodafone strategies and the business priorities at Connex.

The Romanian born Liliana Solomon joins Connex from Cable and Wireless where she combined the roles of Chief Financial Controller for C&W UK and Chief Financial Officer for their international operations. Previously she was the Chief Financial Officer at T-Mobile UK, responsible for the day-to-day GSM operations.

Over her career she has gained significant experience in mobile operations specifically and the telecoms industry in general, both as a financial leader and as a general manager.  Whilst with T-Mobile she lived and worked in Germany and prior to that she worked as Executive Vice President Controlling and Business Management for Deutsche Telekom. Liliana completed her MBA at INSEAD in France.

Connex is the first video mobile telephony network in Romania and had 5.250.621 customers, as of June 30, 2005. Connex is a trademark of MobiFon S.A., a subsidiary of Vodafone Group Plc. Vodafone is the world'™s largest mobile community with equity interests in 27 countries and Partner Networks in a further 14 countries. Providing a full range of mobile telecommunications services, including voice and data communications, Vodafone currently serves 165 million proportionate customers worldwide.