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For Immediate Release

Hutchison 3G appoints Sales Director

London - December 19, 2001 - Hutchison 3G UK Limited ('Hutchison 3G'), winner of the UK's largest UMTS licence, today announced the appointment of John Barton as Sales Director. Mr. Barton joins Hutchison 3G from One 2 One where he was Director of Sales & Distribution.

Mr. Barton, 48, will be responsible for the development and management of all sales channels.

Colin Tucker, Managing Director of Hutchison 3G said, "John brings a reputation built on exceeding targets and delivering excellent results in the UK's highly competitive wireless market. 3G is the next step in wireless communications and John is joining a team focused on delivering a new experience to the customer."

Commenting on his appointment, John Barton said, "Hutchison 3G is clearly focused on being the number one wireless multi-media company in the UK. Several key factors attracted me to the company: faith in the management team, support of experienced shareholders and my belief that this is a company that can take advantage of 3G. This is also an opportunity to drive the development of a sales operation from concept through to delivery. I'm looking forward to taking up the role."

For further information please contact:

Edward Brewster
Hutchison 3G
+44 (0)20 7887 7869


Note to Editors

1. Hutchison 3G

Hutchison 3G UK Ltd. ("Hutchison 3G") holds licence 'A' (a third-generation mobile licence), which was issued by the UK government in May 2000. This licence was for the largest block of spectrum auctioned in the UK, as it was set-aside for a new entrant to the market. The licence consists of 15MHz of paired spectrum, and 5MHz of unpaired spectrum.

3G is a convergence of mobile telephony and information systems which promises to change people's lives by enabling them to access information when, where and how they want. The 3G standard (agreed throughout Europe, Japan, China, and the rest of Asia) is formally known as UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System). It represents a global standard for third generation mobile communication systems and is at the heart of the Hutchison 3G initiative.

Hutchison Whampoa Limited holds a 65 per cent stake in Hutchison 3G, the other major shareholders are NTT DoCoMo (20 per cent) KPN Mobile (15 per cent).

2. Biographical Information

John Barton, Sales Director of Hutchison 3G

John Barton was formerly Director of Sales & Distribution at One 2 One. He was head of sales activity, with responsibility for the management of all sales channels.

Before One 2 One, Barton was Managing Director of Phones 4 U, the retail arm of Caudwell Communications, for two and a half years. He has over ten years experience in the wireless industry including executive roles with Cellnet and Talkland.

John is married, with one son and lives in Northwood, Middlesex.