Ross McInnes Appointed to Board of Eutelsat Communications

          Ross McInnes Appointed to Board of Eutelsat Communications

PR Newswire

PARIS, February 7, 2013

PARIS, February 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) today announced that Ross
McInnes has been co-opted to the Board as an independent director. He replaces
Olivier Rozenfeld who has resigned his seat after almost three years as an
independent director. Ross McInnes will also assume the chairmanship of the
Audit Committee that was previously chaired by Olivier Rozenfeld.

Ross McInnes, an Australian and French national, is Deputy CEO of Safran, the
aerospace, defence and security company headquartered in Paris. Prior to
joining Safran, in 2009, he was Vice-Chairman of Macquarie Capital (Europe)
based in London and Paris. Previous executive appointments include Executive
Board member, Finance and Strategy at PPR (Pinault, Printemps, Redoute), CFO
of Thales and CFO of Eridania Beghin-Say. He is also a Board member of
Faurecia, and Générale de Santé.

Jean-Martin Folz, Chairman of the Board, said: "We are delighted to welcome
Ross to the Board. His international profile and business and financial
experience, including in the aerospace sector, add new weight to our skills as
we assessprospectsfor the continued growth of Eutelsat. I also take this
opportunity to express the Board's sincere appreciation to Olivier Rozenfeld
for his significant contribution to our work over the lastyears."

The appointment of Ross McInnes will be submitted for approval to the next
shareholders' meeting.

About Eutelsat Communications (

Eutelsat Communications is the holding company of Eutelsat S.A. With capacity
commercialised on 30 satellites delivering reach of Europe, the Middle East,
Africa, Asia, significant parts of the Americas and the Asia-Pacific, Eutelsat
Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL, ISIN code: FR0010221234)is one of the
world's leading satellite operators. As of 30 September 2012 Eutelsat's
satellites were broadcasting more than 4,400 television channels to over 200
million cable and satellite homes in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The
Group's satellites also provide a wide range of services for TV contribution,
corporate networks and fixed and mobile broadband markets. Headquartered in
Paris, Eutelsat and its subsidiaries employ over 750 commercial, technical and
operational professionals from 30 countries.

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