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Monday, November 27, 2006
Azzurri Communications recognised as one of the fastest growing technology companies in the UK & Ireland

Azzurri Communications ranked 49 in the 2006 Deloitte Technology Fast 50

Newbury, UK, 27th November 2006: Leading converged business voice and data company Azzurri Communications today announced that it has been placed in the 2006 Deloitte Technology Fast 50, a ranking of the fastest growing technology companies in the UK & Ireland. Rankings are based on average percentage revenue growth over five years.

"Our placement in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 follows a great year for Azzurri and we are delighted to have the endorsement of an internationally respected company such as Deloitte," comments Martin St Quinton, CEO, Azzurri Communications.

"Making the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 is a testament to a company's commitment to technology," said Simon Kerton-Johnson, Chairman of Deloitte's Technology Fast 50 ranking. "With its excellent growth rate over five years, Azzurri Communications has proven that its leadership has the vision and determination to grow in difficult conditions."

Formed in June 2000, Azzurri Communications is one of the largest converged voice, data, and managed service companies in the UK. Since 2000, it has made 16 acquisitions including DVH Group, MiTech Group and Sirocom, in October this year. Azzurri itself was acquired by PPM Capital, the private equity arm of Prudential plc, for a cash consideration of £182.5 million in June this year.

The Fast 50 list is compiled from Deloitte's nominations submitted directly to the Fast 50, and public company database research. To qualify for the Fast 50, entrants must have had 2001 operating revenues of a least 50,000 Euros. Deloitte researchers examined financial statements to validate operating revenues.

(ENDS)
For further information please contact:
Rebecca Dean/Fiona Whyatt
Insight Marketing
01625 506416/01625 506436
rdean@insightmkt.com / fwhyatt@insightmkt.com

Joe Doyle
Azzurri Communications
01635 520360
joe.doyle@azzu.co.uk

About Azzurri Communications
Formed in June 2000, Azzurri Communications is one of the largest converged voice, data, and managed service companies in the UK. Annualised turnover is in excess of £150 million. There are circa 900 employees nationwide. Headquartered in Newbury, Azzurri currently has sales and support operations in Fareham, High Wycombe, Kingston, Weybridge, Birmingham, Burnley, Hull, Leeds and East Kilbride.

Partnering with leading manufacturers and networks, Azzurri provides solutions that include voice, data, networking, digital print and mobile. Azzurri also provides consultancy such as in-depth communications audits for large corporations and comprehensive telecoms management services. For further information visit http://www.azzurricommunications.com/

About Deloitte

In this press release references to Deloitte are references to Deloitte & Touche LLP which is among the country's leading professional services firms, providing audit, tax, consulting and corporate finance services. Deloitte & Touche LLP is the United Kingdom member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu ('DTT'), a Swiss Verein whose member firms are separate and independent legal entities. Neither DTT nor any of its member firms has any liability for each other's omissions. Services are provided by member firms or their subsidiaries and not by DTT. Deloitte & Touche LLP is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. The information contained in this press release is correct at the time of going to press. For further information, visit our website at http://www.deloitte.co.uk

Deloitte & Touche LLP is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority.

The information contained in this press release is correct at the time of going to press.

Deloitte Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) Group

The TMT Group is composed of service professionals who have a wealth of experience serving technology, media and telecommunications companies throughout the UK in areas including cable, communications providers, computers and peripherals, entertainment, media and publishing, networking, semiconductors, software, wireless, and related industries. These specialists understand the challenges that these companies face throughout all stages of their business growth cycle and are committed to helping them succeed. Deloitte is a leader in providing strategic, financial and operational assistance to its technology, media and telecommunications clients.

 

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