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Announcement

ADMIN: SPK: Spark New Zealand Director Appointment

14 Dec 2017 09:00NZX
Market Release
14 December 2017

SPARK NEW ZEALAND DIRECTOR APPOINTMENT

The Spark New Zealand Board announced today it has appointed Pip Greenwood as
an independent non-executive director to the Board, to replace Mark Verbiest
who retired in November 2017.  Ms Greenwood''s appointment will take effect
from 1 April 2018.

Ms Greenwood is a senior partner at law firm Russell McVeagh, who has over
ten years'' experience on the Russell McVeagh board, including a period as the
firm''s Chair.  Ms Greenwood has significant experience in capital markets,
mergers and acquisitions, telecommunications, and governance.

Spark New Zealand Chair Justine Smyth said "We are delighted to have a person
of Pip''s calibre join our team.  Following the retirement of Mark Verbiest,
we were looking for relevant skills and experience that would complement the
diverse perspectives we already have around the table. Pip is widely regarded
as one of New Zealand''s top commercial lawyers.  She has significant industry
experience and played a critical role as a lead advisor on the demerger of
Chorus from Telecom."

Ms Greenwood says: "I am honoured and excited to take on this role.  I am
passionate about the transformation that is occurring within the
telecommunications and digital sectors and I am pleased to be given the
opportunity to contribute to the Spark Board, having advised clients in this
space over the last 10 years from both a commercial and regulatory
perspective."

In accordance with the Company''s constitution, Ms Greenwood will retire and
offer herself for election at the annual meeting of shareholders held later
in 2018.

Once Ms Greenwood''s appointment becomes effective, the Spark New Zealand
Board will once again consist of eight directors: Justine Smyth, Alison
Barrass, Paul Berriman, Alison Gerry, Ido Leffler, Charles Sitch, Pip
Greenwood and Simon Moutter.

-ENDS-

Bio for Pip Greenwood

Pip is a senior partner with over ten years'' experience on the board of
Russell McVeagh and has served as the firm''s Chair.  Over the years, Pip has
advised on many high profile New Zealand corporate transactions that have
changed the face of industries.  Pip has significant experience in capital
markets, securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, takeovers,
telecommunications, and governance.  Pip was a member of the NZ Takeovers
Panel from 2007 to 2011.  She is currently a non-executive director of Fisher
& Paykel Healthcare and a trustee of the Auckland Writer''s Festival.

For media queries, please contact:

Lucy Fullarton
Senior Communications Partner +64 (021) 070 6197

For investor relations queries, please contact:

Dean Werder
General Manager Finance and Business Performance +64 (0) 27 259 7176
End CA:00311932 For:SPK    Type:ADMIN      Time:2017-12-14 09:00:08
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