Vonage Announces Departure of Barry Rowan, Chief Financial Officer
HOLMDEL, N.J., Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Vonage Holdings Corp. (NYSE: VG) has announced that Barry Rowan, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer, has decided to leave the Company to pursue another opportunity. Mr. Rowan will step down from his positions effective upon the Company's filing of its 2012 Form 10-K in February 2013, and will assist in ensuring a smooth transition of his responsibilities. The search for a new Chief Financial Officer is underway.
"I would like to express my gratitude to Barry for his service to Vonage," said Marc Lefar, Vonage Chief Executive Officer. "Although we are disappointed, we understand his personal interests and respect his decision to take a leadership role in a new industry. He is leaving the Company on strong financial footing, with a robust balance sheet that positions us well for the future. I am confident that we will find an exceptionally qualified person to fill the CFO role, and we are fortunate to have a strong finance team in place that will continue to help us build the business."
Mr. Rowan said, "I am very grateful for the opportunity to have worked with Marc, his talented leadership team and the Vonage Board. The decision to leave Vonage was a very difficult one. I feel privileged to have been able to contribute to the Company's comprehensive turnaround. I am confident in Marc's vision and the Company's market opportunities and wish him and the team the very best as they drive the Company to continued success."
Vonage (NYSE: VG) is a leading provider of communications services connecting individuals through cloud-connected devices worldwide. Our technology serves approximately 2.4 million subscribers. We provide feature-rich, affordable communication solutions that offer flexibility, portability and ease-of-use for both landline and mobile phones. Our Vonage World plan offers unlimited calling to more than 60 countries with popular features like call waiting, call forwarding and visual voicemail —for one low monthly rate. Our Vonage Mobile app is a free downloadable app for iPhone® and Android™ that lets users talk and text worldwide for free with anyone else who uses the app. Vonage's service is sold on the web and through regional and national retailers including Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Kmart and Sears, and is available to customers in the U.S. (www.vonage.com), Canada (www.vonage.ca) and the United Kingdom (www.vonage.co.uk).
Vonage Holdings Corp. is headquartered in Holmdel, New Jersey. Vonage® is a registered trademark of Vonage Marketing LLC, owned by Vonage America Inc.
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