360networks names Jim Brennan president of European division

Company also appoints Pete Bell to lead global accounts



Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from 360networks inc.

    VANCOUVER, April 17 /PRNewswire/ - 360networks today announced the
 appointment of Jim Brennan as president of the company's European division.
     In his new position, Brennan will be responsible for all of 360networks'
 sales, marketing and operations in Europe, as well as pan-European
 partnerships and alliances. Brennan was most recently vice-president of global
 accounts at 360networks.
     "Jim played a lead role on landmark sales agreements with major European
 and global customers, such as Deutsche Telekom, France Telecom, Verio and
 Teleglobe," said Jimmy Byrd, chief operating officer of 360networks. "He is a
 huge asset to 360networks and is the ideal person to lead our efforts in
 Europe."
     "Europe is a crucial market for 360networks," said Brennan. "A large
 number of companies that need regional and global connectivity are located in
 Europe. As a result of relocating to Europe, I will be able to focus more
 attention on this important client group."
     Before joining 360networks in March 2000, Brennan was vice-president of
 global sales and marketing at Tyco Submarine Systems. Prior to Tyco, Brennan
 served as vice-president at Carlisle Capital, a private merchant banking
 company in New Hampshire. He also held a number of international senior
 management positions in operations, marketing and sales.
     In addition, 360networks today appointed Pete Bell vice-president of
 global accounts. Effective immediately, Bell assumes Brennan's former
 position.
     Bell joined 360networks in February 2001 as an area vice-president of
 global accounts. Prior to joining the company, he spent more than 10 years at
 Cable & Wireless in a variety of global account, sales management and business
 development positions in the United States, Europe and Asia. Bell also held
 sales and sales management positions at ITT Worldcom, TRT and Timeplex.
     "Pete has 16 years of industry experience and a wealth of valuable
 contacts and relationships," Byrd said. "Pete brings to 360networks a strong
 understanding of our customers and their needs, not to mention our
 competitors. He is a tremendous addition to the 360networks sales team."
     "Having worked in Hong Kong, the U.K. and throughout the U.S., I
 understand our different markets, and how deregulation and other market
 conditions impact the buying behaviors of international customers," Bell said.
     "I joined 360networks because it is an exciting company with a clear
 focus and an exceptional management team," added Bell. "I look forward to
 contributing to the company's global success."
     Brennan will report to Jimmy Byrd. Bell will report to Greg Maffei,
 president and chief executive officer of 360networks.
 
     About 360networks
     360networks (NASDAQ:   TSIX and TSE: TSX) offers network services to
 telecommunications and data-centric organizations. 360networks is developing
 one of the largest and most technologically advanced fiber optic mesh networks
 in the world. By mid-2002, the planned network will span 143,000 kilometers
 (89,000 miles), and link more than 100 major cities with terrestrial routes
 and undersea cable systems joining North America, Europe, South America and
 Asia. 360networks is also developing metropolitan networks in 35 cities
 worldwide. More information is available at www.360.net.
 
     Forward looking statements: This document may contain statements about
 expected future events and financial results that are forward looking in
 nature, and, as a result, are subject to certain risks and uncertainties,
 including general economic and business conditions, and specific conditions
 affecting our sector, including pricing pressures and declining prices; our
 ability to access capital markets to ensure financial liquidity; competition;
 the inability to attract and retain our anticipated customer base; existing
 government regulations and changes in, or the failure to comply with,
 government regulations or obtain required permits or licenses; changes in
 business strategy or development plans; the ability to attract and retain
 qualified personnel; and other factors. Actual results may differ materially
 from those projected by management. For such statements, we claim the safe
 harbor for "forward looking statements" within the meaning of the Private
 Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
 
 

SOURCE 360networks inc.
    VANCOUVER, April 17 /PRNewswire/ - 360networks today announced the
 appointment of Jim Brennan as president of the company's European division.
     In his new position, Brennan will be responsible for all of 360networks'
 sales, marketing and operations in Europe, as well as pan-European
 partnerships and alliances. Brennan was most recently vice-president of global
 accounts at 360networks.
     "Jim played a lead role on landmark sales agreements with major European
 and global customers, such as Deutsche Telekom, France Telecom, Verio and
 Teleglobe," said Jimmy Byrd, chief operating officer of 360networks. "He is a
 huge asset to 360networks and is the ideal person to lead our efforts in
 Europe."
     "Europe is a crucial market for 360networks," said Brennan. "A large
 number of companies that need regional and global connectivity are located in
 Europe. As a result of relocating to Europe, I will be able to focus more
 attention on this important client group."
     Before joining 360networks in March 2000, Brennan was vice-president of
 global sales and marketing at Tyco Submarine Systems. Prior to Tyco, Brennan
 served as vice-president at Carlisle Capital, a private merchant banking
 company in New Hampshire. He also held a number of international senior
 management positions in operations, marketing and sales.
     In addition, 360networks today appointed Pete Bell vice-president of
 global accounts. Effective immediately, Bell assumes Brennan's former
 position.
     Bell joined 360networks in February 2001 as an area vice-president of
 global accounts. Prior to joining the company, he spent more than 10 years at
 Cable & Wireless in a variety of global account, sales management and business
 development positions in the United States, Europe and Asia. Bell also held
 sales and sales management positions at ITT Worldcom, TRT and Timeplex.
     "Pete has 16 years of industry experience and a wealth of valuable
 contacts and relationships," Byrd said. "Pete brings to 360networks a strong
 understanding of our customers and their needs, not to mention our
 competitors. He is a tremendous addition to the 360networks sales team."
     "Having worked in Hong Kong, the U.K. and throughout the U.S., I
 understand our different markets, and how deregulation and other market
 conditions impact the buying behaviors of international customers," Bell said.
     "I joined 360networks because it is an exciting company with a clear
 focus and an exceptional management team," added Bell. "I look forward to
 contributing to the company's global success."
     Brennan will report to Jimmy Byrd. Bell will report to Greg Maffei,
 president and chief executive officer of 360networks.
 
     About 360networks
     360networks (NASDAQ:   TSIX and TSE: TSX) offers network services to
 telecommunications and data-centric organizations. 360networks is developing
 one of the largest and most technologically advanced fiber optic mesh networks
 in the world. By mid-2002, the planned network will span 143,000 kilometers
 (89,000 miles), and link more than 100 major cities with terrestrial routes
 and undersea cable systems joining North America, Europe, South America and
 Asia. 360networks is also developing metropolitan networks in 35 cities
 worldwide. More information is available at www.360.net.
 
     Forward looking statements: This document may contain statements about
 expected future events and financial results that are forward looking in
 nature, and, as a result, are subject to certain risks and uncertainties,
 including general economic and business conditions, and specific conditions
 affecting our sector, including pricing pressures and declining prices; our
 ability to access capital markets to ensure financial liquidity; competition;
 the inability to attract and retain our anticipated customer base; existing
 government regulations and changes in, or the failure to comply with,
 government regulations or obtain required permits or licenses; changes in
 business strategy or development plans; the ability to attract and retain
 qualified personnel; and other factors. Actual results may differ materially
 from those projected by management. For such statements, we claim the safe
 harbor for "forward looking statements" within the meaning of the Private
 Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
 
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