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Leonard Wapler Appointed Chief Financial Officer of Eutelsat Americas, Joanna Darlington Joins Eutelsat Communications as Head of Investor Relations

July 30, 2014

PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) has appointed Leonard Wapler as Chief Financial Officer of Eutelsat Americas, based in Mexico City. Leonard has been with Eutelsat since May 2011 where he was Head of Investor Relations since 2013 and where, as Financial Business Manager, his assignments have included the Satmex acquisition financing. Prior to joining Eutelsat, Leonard was a Corporate Relationship Manager at the Royal Bank of Scotland, and worked in auditing and transaction advisory services at PwC and Ernst & Young. He is a graduate of HEC, the French business school.

Joanna Darlington will become Eutelsatís Head of Investor Relations on 1September, reporting to the CFO, Antoine CastarÈde. She joins Eutelsat from the Corporate Advisory Group of KPMG Makinson Cowell. Previously, she was head of European equity research at BNP Paribas and head of Pan-European research at ABN AMRO Hoare Govett. Joanna is a graduate of the University of Cambridge.

Michel de Rosen, Eutelsat Chairman and CEO, commented: ďLeonardís appointment to Eutelsat Americas will further strengthen the management team led by Patricio Northland while reinforcing the alignment of the groupís practices. We are delighted to welcome Joanna, whose extensive financial markets experience will enhance our communication with the investment community.Ē

About Eutelsat Communications

Established in 1977, Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL, ISIN code: FR0010221234) is one of the world's leading and most experienced operators of communications satellites. The company provides capacity on 37 satellites to clients that include broadcasters and broadcasting associations, pay-TV operators, video, data and Internet service providers, enterprises and government agencies. Eutelsatís satellites provide ubiquitous coverage of Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Americas, enabling video, data, broadband and government communications to be established irrespective of a userís location. Headquartered in Paris, with offices and teleports around the globe, Eutelsat represents a workforce of 1,000 men and women from 32 countries who are experts in their fields and work with clients to deliver the highest quality of service.

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