SSPI to Induct SES President and CEO Romain Bausch Into The Satellite Hall of Fame

  SSPI to Induct SES President and CEO Romain Bausch Into The Satellite Hall
  of Fame

Business Wire

LUXEMBOURG -- February 5, 2013

SES S.A. (NYSE Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) is pleased to announce the induction of
Romain Bausch, President and CEO of SES, into the Satellite Hall of Fame of
the U.S.-based Society of Satellite Professionals International (SSPI). The
induction ceremony will take place on March 19 at the SSPI’s Annual Gala in
the context of the Satellite 2013 industry event in Washington D.C.

Romain Bausch (Photo: Business Wire)

Romain Bausch (Photo: Business Wire)

The Satellite Hall of Fame was introduced in 1987 to recognise the valuable
contributions of the visionaries and pioneers who have made possible the age
of satellite communications — individuals who have devoted their careers to
the advancement of technology and to helping build the political and
commercial foundations of the industry.

In its commendation praising the achievements of the President and CEO of SES,
SSPI notes that “since joining SES in 1995, Romain Bausch provided the
leadership that transformed SES from a regional satellite company offering
direct-to-home TV distribution in Europe to a global satellite operator
serving broadcasters, telcos, enterprise, and government customers. Under his
leadership, SES became one of the big “consolidators” in the FSS industry,
integrating among others Nordic Satellite AB, GE Americom and New Skies
Satellites, and also providing significant investment and support to O3b
Networks. He managed this expansion program while keeping SES on a solid
financial footing and took the company public in a successful IPO in 1998.
Romain Bausch is also Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of O3b Networks,
member of the Board of the European Satellite Operators’ Association (ESOA)
and a Director of Luxembourg’s Business Federation. In 2002, he was honoured
as Via Satellite’s Satellite Executive of the Year.”

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About SSPI

The Society of Satellite Professionals International ( is a
nonprofit member-benefit society that serves satellite professionals
throughout their working lives. With chapters in the Americas, Europe and
Asia, SSPI works to attract new talent to the industry, helps satellite
professionals advance in their careers, works to increase the professional
standing of members and honors extraordinary achievement by satellite
professionals and the companies they work for.

About SES

SES is a world-leading satellite operator with a fleet of 52 geostationary
satellites. The company provides satellite communications services to
broadcasters, content and internet service providers, mobile and fixed network
operators and business and governmental organisations worldwide.

SES stands for long-lasting business relationships, high-quality service and
excellence in the broadcasting industry. The culturally diverse regional teams
of SES are located around the globe and work closely with customers to meet
their specific satellite bandwidth and service requirements.

SES (NYSE Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) holds participations in Ciel in Canada and
QuetzSat in Mexico, as well as a strategic participation in satellite
infrastructure start-up O3b Networks. Further information under:

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