Appointment of Director


WEBWIRE – Thursday, December 13, 2012

British Sky Broadcasting Group plc (’BSkyB’ or ’the Company’) announces that Andy Sukawaty has agreed to join the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director with effect from 1 June 2013. As previously advised, Lord Wilson of Dinton will step down from the Board once Mr Sukawaty’s appointment takes effect.

Mr Sukawaty is the Executive Chairman of Inmarsat plc, a leading provider of global voice, data and IP communications solutions. Mr Sukawaty is also the Non-Executive Chairman of Ziggo, the Dutch cable company, and has held a number of senior management positions in the telecommunications industry, including Chief Executive and President of Sprint PCS between 1996 and 2000. Mr Sukawaty was Chairman of Xyratex Ltd until December 2011.

Nicholas Ferguson, Chairman of BSkyB, said: “Andy Sukawaty is a highly experienced and capable executive who will bring strong telecommunications industry expertise to Sky and will add further breadth and depth to the skills of the Board. We look forward to welcoming Andy to Sky.”

There are no other details that are required to be disclosed in respect of Mr Sukawaty’s appointment under paragraph 9.6.13 of the Listing Rules of the UK Listing Authority.



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