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CEB in collaboration with BT Conferencing
Sep 25, 2007 (08:09 AM EDT)


LONDON, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BT Conferencing, the conferencing and collaboration services division of BT, has today announced it has agreed to a strategic partnership with the Corporate Executive Board to provide global collaborative services over the next three years.

As part of the agreement, BT Conferencing will provide Corporate Executive Board (CEB) with fully managed audio and web services to its network of more than 14,000 senior-most executives and their staff from more than 3,700 leading corporations and organizations around the world.

Virtual events and in-person meetings are two of CEB's main content delivery channels, reaching approximately 23,000 members per quarter through audio and web conferences. BT's service will enable them to enjoy a secure and seamless audio and web conferencing experience, with real time training and adoption support.

Jonathan Dyke, Executive Director of Product Development for CEB said: "Our organization operates under the premise that regardless of industry and geography, executives face the same functional challenges on a day-to-day basis. The provision of world class conferencing and collaboration services from BT Conferencing will go far in increasing the productivity and reducing the environmental impact of our members."

Aaron McCormack, CEO, BT Conferencing said: "We are looking forward to driving the increased adoption and usage of conferencing and collaboration services with CEB's membership. We believe that collaborative working pays huge dividends to people, helping them manage their working environment in a more productive manner."

Implementation of the new service has already begun and is expected to be fully complete by the end of the month.

About BT Conferencing

BT Conferencing ( www.btconferencing.com ) was established more than 20 years ago and is now a leading global provider of audio, video and web conferencing and collaboration services. Year on year growth has seen the company out-perform the conferencing industry expectation and with its extensive global portfolio, is now the number one conferencing provider in the UK and Europe with current reach in more than 75 countries. BT Conferencing is based in the USA, EMEA and Asia Pacific and specialises in the delivery of reliable, robust and innovative conferencing and collaborative solutions and product hardware to some of the largest companies in the world. The company offers tailor-made solutions to customers, whether they are major global businesses or small SMEs. With businesses now juggling to increase productivity, being more environmentally aware and at the same time looking to improve the work-life balance of its employees, conferencing and collaboration services provide a cost effective and time saving solution.

About the Corporate Executive Board

The Corporate Executive Board Company ( www.executiveboard.com ) is a leading provider of best practices research and analysis focusing on corporate strategy, operations and general management issues. The company provides an integrated set of services currently to more than 3,700 of the world's largest and most prestigious corporations, including more than 80 percent of the Fortune 500. These services are provided primarily on an annual subscription basis and include best practices research studies, executive education seminars, customized research briefs, and Web-based access to a library of more than 300,000 corporate best practices.

About BT

BT is one of the world's leading providers of communications solutions and services operating in 170 countries. Its 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. BT consists principally of four lines of business: BT Global Services, Openreach, BT Retail and BT Wholesale.

In the year ended 31 March 2007, BT Group plc's revenue was 20,223 million pounds Sterling with profit before taxation of 2,484 million pounds.

British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group. BT Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York.

For more information, visit www.bt.com/aboutbt

CONTACT: Eileen Connolly, +1-908-410-1419, Eileen.connolly@bt.com, or DanLawler, +1-212-731-2406,

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