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Press Release -- March 3rd, 2011
Source: Global Crossing
Tags: Ethernet, Exchange, Video

Colin Whitbread Joins Global Crossing as Vice President of Operations for EMEA


LONDON – Global Crossing (NASDAQ: GLBC), a leading global IP solutions provider today announced the appointment of Colin Whitbread as vice president of operations in EMEA.

“Colin has an impressive track record in delivering successful operational management within organisations such as the BBC, France Telecom, NTL, Thus and Telewest,” said Ted Higase, managing director for Global Crossing EMEA.  “His expertise in delivering improved customer experience and change management initiatives will be very well placed in a rapidly growing and dynamic organisation like Global Crossing.”

A customer-centric professional with over 20 years experience in the telecoms and media sectors, Whitbread is responsible for network operations centres, engineering, logistics and field operations functions across EMEA.

The appointment of Whitbread closely follows the arrival of three other senior executives at Global Crossing: Ian Pearson, advisor and senior vice president of business development; Nigel Stevens, chief marketing officer for EMEA; and Jeff Parris, senior vice president of business development, with particular responsibility for the UK public sector portfolio.

“I am impressed by the breadth of the infrastructure and services available across our global footprint,” added Whitbread.  “Our focus on the customer experience is clearly part of our ethos and I look forward to playing my part in ensuring that our commitment to customers continues in harmony with the company’s growth in EMEA.”

Global Crossing (NASDAQ: GLBC) is a leading global IP, Ethernet, data center and video solutions provider with the world’s first integrated global IP-based network.  The company offers a full range of data, voice, collaboration, broadcast and media services delivered with superior customer service.

Global Crossing provides services to enterprises (including approximately 40 percent of the Fortune 500); government departments and agencies; and 700 carriers, mobile operators and ISPs.  It delivers converged IP services to more than 700 cities in more than 70 countries, and has 17 world-class data centers in major business centers around the globe.

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Statements in this press release about expected future events and financial results are forward-looking and subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially, including risks referenced from time to time in the company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Global Crossing undertakes no duty to update information contained in this press release or in other public disclosures at any time.
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