|London, UK, November 9, 2004 - NDS Group plc, a News Corporation company, and the leading provider of technology solutions for digital pay-TV, today announced that Alexander Gersh, will join NDS as Chief Financial Officer.|
Mr Gersh will take up his NDS role at the beginning of January 2005. He will join NDS from his current responsibilities as CFO with Flag Telecom Ltd. Prior to its amalgamation with Reliance Gateway, Flag Telecom had an OTC listing (OTC: FTGLF.PK).
Alexander Gersh has been with Flag Telecom, a global network services provider since 2003 He has been instrumental in the company's post Chapter 11 restructuring.
Prior to this Mr Gersh was Executive Vice President and CFO at NextiraOne LLC in the US.
He has held senior international financial roles with British Telecommunications, and Motorola. Mr Gersh graduated with honors from City University of New York and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Abe Peled commented: 'I would like to welcome Alex into his important new role as NDS moves to the next phase of its growth. His international experience coupled with his US background will be valuable to NDS as its moves to US GAAP next year.'
NDS Group plc (NASDAQ/Euronext Brussels:NNDS) is a leading supplier of open end-toend digital pay TV solutions for the secure delivery of entertainment and information to television set-top boxes and IP devices. See www.nds.com for more information about NDS.
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