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New member of QSC Management Board

Cologne, November 18, 2008 - Joachim Trickl (49) has been appointed to the Management Board of QSC AG today. As of February 1, 2009, he will be responsible for promoting operative and sales development of the three business units Managed Services, Products and Wholesale.

One important focus will be stepping up the marketing of an integrated service and product portfolio for SME customers. Trickl will succeed Bernd Puschendorf (58), Management Board member for Sales and Marketing, who will still be available as an advisor from February 2009 onwards, ensuring a smooth transition in customer relations.

Joachim Trickl has been Managing Director of Reliance Globalcom/Vanco GmbH since 2002, responsible for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. A post-graduated physicist, his career in telecommunications began at network operator Equant where he took up a number of sales positions, among others in the areas of Integration Services and Network Services. After the merger with Global One, he was made responsible for German sales at Equant and Global One. Trickl began his career at GE Medical Systems.

"Joachim Trickl has a wealth of market and service knowledge which will prove invaluable for the sustained profitable growth of our SME segment in particular," explains Herbert Brenke, Chairman of the QSC AG Supervisory Board, adding: "We'd like to express our deepest thanks to Bernd Puschendorf for his contribution to successfully setting up and expanding our solutions and product business for enterprise customers. Today this line of business represents an important pillar of QSC."

About QSC
Cologne-based QSC AG (QSC) is a nationwide telecommunications provider with its own broadband network, offering businesses of all sizes and premium residential customers a comprehensive portfolio of high-quality broadband communication options. QSC implements complete enterprise networks (VPNs), including managed services, operates voice and data services on the basis of its Next Generation Network (NGN) and provides leased lines in a wide variety of bandwidths - ranging all the way to 400 Mbit/s via microwave technology. In the Wholesale line of business, this network operator additionally supplies national and international carriers, ISPs as well as strong marketing partners in the residential customer market with unbundled DSL upstream products. QSC operates on a nearly nationwide scale, connects over 200 German cities with populations of more than 40,000 and currently employs a workforce of 700 people. QSC is listed on the TecDAX.

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