KCOM Group PLC (the "Group") today announces that Graham Holden has indicated his intention to step down from his role as Non-Executive Chairman, and from the Board, on 31 December 2018.

Patrick de Smedt, the Group's Senior Independent Non-Executive Director, will become Interim Non-Executive Chairman while the Board undertakes a search for a permanent replacement.  That process is underway and an announcement will be made in due course.

Once a replacement has been appointed, Patrick de Smedt will resume his position as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director.

On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Graham Holden for his focus, dedication and leadership as a board member over the last eleven years, most recently as our Chairman since 2014. We wish him well for the future.

Patrick de Smedt
Interim Non-Executive Chairman