§ Mr. Ian Taylor
Following a request from Cable and Wireless plc, I have given my consent, as holder of that company's special share, to a minor amendment to its articles of association. The amendment would require the company's chairman or its chief executive to be British. The present articles place a similar requirement on any executive chairman of the company, or on any chief executive if there is no executive chairman. I understand that Cable and Wireless will now he seeking the agreement of its shareholders to this amendment.