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Annual Review & Notice of Meeting 2007

Group overview

BT is one of the world’s leading providers of communications solutions and services operating in 170 countries.

Our principal activities include networked IT services; local, national and international telecommunications services; higher-value broadband and internet products and services; and converged fixed/mobile products and services.

Our vision is to be dedicated to helping customers thrive in a changing world.

Our mission is to be the leader in delivering converged networked services.

Our performance
Revenue of £20,223 million, up 4%
New wave revenue of £7,374 million, up 17%
Profit before taxation and specific itemsa of £2,495 million, up 15%
Earnings per share before specific itemsa of 22.7 pence, up 16%
Free cash flowa of £1,354 million and net debta of £7.9 billion
Full year proposed dividends of 15.1 pence per share, up 27%
billion allocated to a new share buy back programme

aProfit before taxation and specific items, earnings per share before specific items, free cash flow and net debt are non GAAP measures. The directors believe these measures provide a more meaningful analysis of the trading results of the group and are consistent with the way financial performance is measured by management.

Key Dates for 2007/08

Annual General Meeting 19 July 2007

First quarter results 26 July 2007

Second quarter and half year results 8 November 2007

Third quarter and nine months results February 2008

Fourth quarter and full year results May 2008

2008 Annual Report & Form 20-F published May 2008

In this Annual Review, references to ‘BT Group’, ‘BT’, ‘the group’, ‘the company’, ‘we’ or ‘our’ are to BT Group plc (which includes the activities of British Telecommunications plc) and its subsidiaries, or any of them as the context may require.


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