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Thursday 10 May, 2001

Future Integrated

Board Appointment

Future Integrated Telephony PLC
10 May 2001

FUTURE INTEGRATED TELEPHONY PLC

BOARD APPOINTMENT AND GRANT OF SHARE OPTIONS

The Company is pleased to announce a further appointment to the Board to
augment the other reorganisation changes recently announced.

Mr Nicholas Andrew Niziolomski, aged 36, is to join the Board as Operations
Director and expects to take up his position in early June 2001. Nic joins the
Future Integrated Telephony team from Colt Telecom where he has served as that
group's IT development manager for three years. He brings in depth IT and
operation skills to this key position. The Remuneration Committee have agreed
that as part of his package, he will be granted, upon taking up his
appointment, options over 125,000 shares, at an exercise price of 42 pence per
share, under the provisions of the Company's Executive 2000 Share Option
Scheme.

Nic was a director of Clayton Mercia Limited, which ceased trading in 1988,
until December 2000. There are no disclosures under paragraph f (iii) - (viii)
of Schedule 2 of the AIM rules.

In recognition of the contributions made by certain other directors, or their
increased responsibilities being undertaken, the Remuneration Committee
granted on 9 May 2001, new, or additional share options to the following
Directors under the Company's Executive 2000 Share Option Scheme.

In recognition of Peter Howell-Davies taking over as Chairman from Edward
Stocker OBE, the Remuneration Committee have granted Peter options over 20,000
shares at an exercise price of 44 1/2 pence per share. Peter already has
options over 20,000 shares, exercisable between 2000 and 2004 at a price of
545 pence per share.

Steve Willock has now been appointed as the Company's Sales and Marketing
Director. He will retain his responsibilities for the Group's Internet
activities. Under Steve's directorship the Group now has a powerful offering
under the FIT4Business banner. The Remuneration Committee have granted Steve
options over 20,000 shares at an exercise price of 44 1/2 pence per share.

The Remuneration Committee also wishes to recognise the efforts of Terry
Hutchinson, the Company's Finance Director and Company Secretary, who has made
a considerable effort in difficult circumstances and who has also been
instrumental in concluding some of the recent acquisitions and funding
arrangements. He has been granted options over 20,000 shares at an exercise
price of 44 1/2 pence per share. Terry also has a further 20,000 share options
exercisable between 2000 and 2004 at price of 373 pence per share.

The grant of the above options under the Company's Executive 2000 Share Option
Scheme are exercisable between 2001 and 2005 in five tranches being 20 percent
immediately, and a further 20 percent on each anniversary of the date of
grant.


Alan Hindley

Non-Executive Director

Chairman of the Remuneration Committee.


                                                                                
                            

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