Spirent Communications appoints Eric Hutchinson as interim CEO

London, UK – Spirent Communications plc (“Spirent“, the “Company” or the “Group”) (LSE: SPT), a leading communications technology company, today announces that Bill Burns, Chief Executive Officer, will step down from the Board and leave the Company with immediate effect.

Eric Hutchinson, Chief Financial Officer, will become Chief Executive Officer whilst continuing to oversee our highly experienced finance team. Bill will assist with making this a smooth transition.

The Board, with a view to the long term, will in due course retain consultants to undertake an extensive search for a new Chief Executive Officer.

Alex Walker, Chairman, said “On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Bill for his hard work and stewardship of our Company over the past five years and wish him every success in the future”.

About Spirent Communications plc

Spirent Communications plc is a global leader in test and measurement inspiring innovation within development labs, communication networks and IT organisations. We enable today’s communication ecosystem as well as tomorrow’s emerging enterprises to deploy life enriching communications networks, devices, services and applications

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