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Thursday 30 March, 2006

Ovum plc

Non Exec Director appointment

Ovum plc
30 March 2006


                       OVUM APPOINTS NEW BOARD MEMBER

                Mike Read joins Ovum as Non-Executive Director

30 March 2006. Ovum plc (AIM: OVM.L), the leading provider of research, advisory
and consulting services on the global Information, Communication and Technology
("ICT") sectors, today announces that it has appointed Mike Read to the board as
Non-executive Director with immediate effect.

Michael David Read (58) is CEO of PIPEX Communications plc, one of the UK's
leading broadband, hosting and managed services providers quoted on the AIM
market of the London Stock Exchange. With one million customers, PIPEX is the
largest hosting provider to the SME market and a key provider of voice and line
rental services.

Prior to joining PIPEX, Mike spent six years in the US running Internet
companies including Onemain, which was sold to Earthlink. Prior to this, he was
Chief of Global Engineering at British Telecom, running all engineering
operations outside the UK. He has also held a number of Board positions both in
the UK and the US (see appendix), and currently holds two advisory board roles
at Danger Inc., a US mobile communications company, and Quester, one of the UK's
leading independent venture capital groups.

Commenting on his appointment Mike Read said:

"I am delighted to be joining the Board of Ovum following the Company's
successful flotation on AIM earlier this month. Ovum has an excellent reputation
in the ICT arena and is one of the few global advisory businesses offering
expertise across such a broad range of sectors. The Company has an international
client base that is second to none and I look forward to working with the Board
in building the business."

Ovum's Chief Executive, Chris Dines, said:

"Mike has extensive expertise in growing businesses both organically and by
acquisition and is a valuable addition to our Board. We are thrilled to have him
on the team and look forward to working with him."

There are no further disclosures required under para 6 (f) of Schedule 2 of the
AIM rules.


                                     -Ends-

For more information:

Ovum                                                      020 7551 9273
Chris Dines, Chief Executive
Rosemary Masterson, Head of Global Marketing


Hogarth Partnership                                       0207 357 9477
James Longfield/Barnaby Fry/Georgina Briscoe


Appendix:

Current Appointments Held:

+--------------------------------------------------------+
|Name                                                    |
+--------------------------------------------------------+
|AccentUK Limited                                        |
+--------------------------------------------------------+
|Caudwell Communications Limited                         |
+--------------------------------------------------------+
|CIX Holdings Limited                                    |
+--------------------------------------------------------+
|Compulink Information Exchange Limited                  |
+--------------------------------------------------------+
|Cyberpress Limited                                      |
+--------------------------------------------------------+
|Donhost Limited                                         |
+--------------------------------------------------------+
|Drivememory Limited                                     |
+--------------------------------------------------------+
|Defries & Haim Limited                                  |
+--------------------------------------------------------+
|Faultbasic Limited                                      |
+--------------------------------------------------------+
|Freedom to Surf Limited                                 |
+--------------------------------------------------------+
|Freedom to Surf Consumer Services Limited               |
+--------------------------------------------------------+
|Freedom to Surf Registration Services Limited           |
+--------------------------------------------------------+
|GXN Limited                                             |
+--------------------------------------------------------+
|GX Networks Nine Limited                                |
+--------------------------------------------------------+
|GX Networks Ten Limited                                 |
+--------------------------------------------------------+
|PIPEX Wireless Limited                                  |
+--------------------------------------------------------+
|Highwayone Limited                                      |
+--------------------------------------------------------+
|Homecall Payment Services Limited                       |
+--------------------------------------------------------+
|Host Europe Limited                                     |
+--------------------------------------------------------+
|Magic Moments Design Limited                            |
+--------------------------------------------------------+
|Magic Moments Employee Benefits Trust Company Limited   |
+--------------------------------------------------------+
|Magic Moments Internet Services Limited                 |
+--------------------------------------------------------+
|Magic Moments Investments Limited                       |
+--------------------------------------------------------+
|Monnet Limited                                          |
+--------------------------------------------------------+
|Mpie Limited                                            |
+--------------------------------------------------------+
|PIPEX Internet Limited                                  |
+--------------------------------------------------------+
|Nildram Limited                                         |
+--------------------------------------------------------+
|PIPEX Communications PLC                                |
+--------------------------------------------------------+
|PIPEX Communications Business Solutions Limited         |
+--------------------------------------------------------+
|PIPEX Communications Hosting Limited                    |
+--------------------------------------------------------+
|PIPEX Communications One Limited                        |
+--------------------------------------------------------+
|PIPEX Communications Services Limited                   |
+--------------------------------------------------------+
|PIPEX Communications UK Limited                         |
+--------------------------------------------------------+
|PIPEX Broadband Limited                                 |
+--------------------------------------------------------+
|PIPEX Networks Limited                                  |
+--------------------------------------------------------+
|Premier Internet Limited                                |
+--------------------------------------------------------+
|Transigent Limited                                      |
+--------------------------------------------------------+
|Trinite Limited                                         |
+--------------------------------------------------------+
|Trinite Services Limited                                |
+--------------------------------------------------------+
|XTML Limited                                            |
+--------------------------------------------------------+
|XTML Holdings Limited                                   |
+--------------------------------------------------------+
|Webfusion Internet Solutions Limited                    |
+--------------------------------------------------------+


Past Appointments Held:

+-------------------------------------------------------+
|Name                                                   |
+-------------------------------------------------------+
|Cyberpress Limited                                     |
+-------------------------------------------------------+
|Cyberpress Software Limited                            |
+-------------------------------------------------------+
|Digital Communities Limited                            |
+-------------------------------------------------------+
|Drivememory Limited                                    |
+-------------------------------------------------------+
|Eurogold Internet Limited                              |
+-------------------------------------------------------+
|Faultbasic Limited                                     |
+-------------------------------------------------------+
|Freedomainname Limited                                 |
+-------------------------------------------------------+
|Globalhost Limited                                     |
+-------------------------------------------------------+
|Global On-line Limited                                 |
+-------------------------------------------------------+
|GXN Limited                                            |
+-------------------------------------------------------+
|GX Networks Eleven Limited                             |
+-------------------------------------------------------+
|GX Networks Four Limited                               |
+-------------------------------------------------------+
|GX Networks Nine Limited                               |
+-------------------------------------------------------+
|GX Networks Seven Limited                              |
+-------------------------------------------------------+
|GX Networks Six Limited                                |
+-------------------------------------------------------+
|GX Networks Ten Limited                                |
+-------------------------------------------------------+
|GX Networks Thirteen Limited                           |
+-------------------------------------------------------+
|GX Networks Three Limited                              |
+-------------------------------------------------------+
|GX Networks Twelve Limited                             |
+-------------------------------------------------------+
|Internet Technology Group Limited                      |
+-------------------------------------------------------+
|PIPEX Communications Services Limited                  |
+-------------------------------------------------------+
|PIPEX Communications UK Limited                        |
+-------------------------------------------------------+
|Premier Internet Limited                               |
+-------------------------------------------------------+
|Total Internet Limited                                 |
+-------------------------------------------------------+
|Xara Networks Limited                                  |
+-------------------------------------------------------+
|Voxsurf Limited                                        |
+-------------------------------------------------------+



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