Cable&Wireless Worldwide Extends Partnership With Boots UK

By Cablewireless Worldwide, PRNE
Monday, November 15, 2010

LONDON, November 16, 2010 - Cable&Wireless Worldwide, the leading communications provider,
has extended its direct partnership with Boots UK, the UK's leading
pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer, in a new long term contract which
will see C&W Worldwide supply and manage a range of data and telephony
services. This includes the provision of a single, secure and high-speed
network to underpin all of Boots UK's critical communications. In addition,
C&W Worldwide's Application Performance Management (APM) will offer Boots UK
real-time visibility and network control, enabling business critical
applications to be prioritised depending on time of day and to cater for
sales peaks.

Jim Marsh, Chief Executive Officer, Cable&Wireless Worldwide
comments: "We're excited to be working with Boots UK in this capacity. We
share a passion for service and are looking forward to supporting Boots UK in
providing a total customer experience for its shoppers."

About Cable&Wireless Worldwide

Cable&Wireless Worldwide (LSE: CW.) is one of the world's
leading mission critical communications providers, delivering a range of
high-quality managed voice, data and IP-based services and applications to
large multinational companies, governments, carrier customers and resellers
across the UK, Asia Pacific, India, Middle East & Africa, Continental Europe
and North America.

Reaching 20,500km in length, Cable&Wireless Worldwide owns the
UK's largest fibre network dedicated to business users of telecoms, and
provides ubiquitous nationwide access through a combination of fibre,
digital, microwave, radio and leased circuits. The network has presence in
over 400 towns and cities in the UK, with 802 unbundled exchanges covering
55% of the population.

Internationally, Cable&Wireless Worldwide's global
next-generation network (NGN) stretches to more than 500,000km, including
interests in 69 global cable systems, and provides connectivity to 153
countries. The Group's IP-based Multi-Service Platform, operates across the
NGN, offering a single environment on which voice and data applications can
be converged to drive business efficiencies. Cable&Wireless Worldwide's
network is uniquely designed with inbuilt resilience and the capability to
re-route traffic in the event of failure of one or more paths, particularly
at the international level.

With more than 6,200 colleagues globally, Cable&Wireless
Worldwide is committed to delivering exceptional customer service and
developing long term partnerships with its customers.

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About Boots UK

Boots UK is the UK's leading pharmacy-led health and beauty
retailer. Its purpose is to help customers look and feel better than they
ever thought possible. It has close to 2,500 stores from local community
pharmacies to large destination health and beauty stores.

Its stores are located in convenient locations and put the
pharmacist at the heart of healthcare. Its pharmacists are well placed to
provide a significant role in the provision of healthcare services, working
closely with other primary healthcare providers in the communities it serves.

Boots UK is a member of Alliance Boots, a leading international
pharmacy-led health and beauty group.

    Rebecca Honeyman
    Hotwire PR
    D: +44(0)-207-608-4637
    T: +44(0)-207-608-2500

Contact: Rebecca Honeyman, Hotwire PR, D: +44-(0)-207-608-4637, T: +44-(0)-207-608-2500, E: rebecca.honeyman at

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