Vodafone Group 6-K 2005
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Report of Foreign Private Issuer
Pursuant to Rules 13a-16 or 15d-16 of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Dated September 21, 2005
PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
VODAFONE HOUSE, THE CONNECTION, NEWBURY, BERKSHIRE, RG14 2FN, ENGLAND
(Address of principal executive offices)
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THIS REPORT ON FORM 6-K SHALL BE DEEMED TO BE INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE IN EACH OF AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT ON FORM F-3 (FILE NO. 333-110941) AND THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT ON FORM S-8 (FILE NO. 333-81825) OF VODAFONE GROUP PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY AND TO BE A PART THEREOF FROM THE DATE ON WHICH THIS REPORT IS FURNISHED, TO THE EXTENT NOT SUPERSEDED BY DOCUMENTS OR REPORTS SUBSEQUENTLY FILED OR FURNISHED.
This Report on Form 6-K contains a news release issued by Vodafone Group Plc on September 21, 2005, entitled Vodafone Appoints Anne Lauvergeon As Non-Executive Director.
21 September 2005
VODAFONE APPOINTS ANNE LAUVERGEON AS NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Vodafone Group Plc (Vodafone) announces that Anne Lauvergeon has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director with effect from 1 November 2005.
Anne Lauvergeon, aged 46, is the Chairman of the Executive Board of AREVA, the leading French energy company, having been appointed to that role in July 2001. She started her professional career in 1983 in the iron and steel industry and in 1990 she was named Adviser for Economic International Affairs at the French Presidency and Deputy Chief of its staff in 1991. In 1995 she became a Partner of Lazard Fréres & Cie, subsequently joining Alcatel Telecom as Senior Executive Vice President in March 1997. She was responsible for international activities and the Groups industrial shareholdings in the energy and nuclear fields. In 1999, she was appointed Chairman & CEO of COGEMA. Ms Lauvergeon is currently also Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Safran and a Non-Executive Director of Total and Suez.
Lord MacLaurin of Knebworth DL, Chairman of Vodafone, commented It is a great pleasure to welcome Anne to Vodafone. Her extensive experience in many areas of business and her strategic knowledge will be invaluable to the Vodafone Board and I am greatly looking forward to her contribution.
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