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Please replace the release with the following corrected version due to correction of company name throughout to St John Cymru Wales.

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THE PEOPLE’S OPERATOR ANNOUNCES NEW STRATEGIC PARTNERS

Adds GMB and St John Cymru Wales to growing list of partners

Following its launch on 19 November 2012, The People’s Operator (TPO) today announces growing momentum throughout the UK, signing GMB and St John Cymru Wales as Strategic Partners. With these new additions, along with NSPCC, Trussell Trust, ChildLine, Trinity Hospice and other organisations announced at launch, TPO has already extended its reach to over 4.5 million potential subscribers throughout the UK.

Alex Franks, Chief Executive, TPO, said: “We are extremely pleased to add GMB and St John Cymru Wales to our growing list of partners. These organisations work tirelessly on behalf of their members and supporters up and down the UK. Our partners help us to take the message out to the UK public that there’s an easy way to support causes and the more members we can bring on board the more we can make a difference. We are very encouraged at the response that we have received throughout the UK since we launched.”

Paul Kenny, GMB General Secretary, endorsed and welcomed the Initiative of TPO in delivering a cost saving deal for GMB members: “TPO have produced a product aimed at empowering consumers and helping others, The GMB hopes every member will take a look at what TPO have to offer"

Lee Kendrick, Community Fundraising Manager for St John Wales, said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with The People’s Operator. All funds raised will help continue our lifesaving work in communities across Wales.”

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About The People’s Operator:

The People’s Operator (TPO) The People’s Operator is the new mobile network that gives its members top deals, great coverage and shares 25% of its profits with good causes.

25% of The People's Operator (TPO) annual profits go to the TPO Foundation, to support charities, community groups and organisations doing great things across the UK.

Not only that, but our members can direct us to give a further 10% (ex VAT) of their monthly spend to a cause of their choice, at absolutely no extra expense to them.

In the meantime, they can enjoy TPO’s affordable rates and top mobile deals, like free TPO-to-TPO calls and texts.

So it’s now easier than ever to help causes at absolutely no extra cost. TPO does all the work.

About GMB:

GMB's 622,000 members work in jobs and industries across the UK and ROI. From building war ships and nuclear submarines to caring for the elderly. They keep our airports secure and deliver cash to ATMs. They work in our supermarkets and shops and drive the lorries that distribute goods. They building our power stations and run our utilities and the public services that keep our society running.

About St John Cymru Wales:

St John Wales is always prepared to come to the aid of those in need of first aid care. We are an essential part of Wales’ emergency response system, working alongside statutory services to support communities when the NHS ambulance service is overstretched – be it during extreme weather conditions, times of flooding or following major accidents.

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