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Eutelsat Americas aligns satellite names with Eutelsat brand

Paris, 21 May, 2014 - Eutelsat Americas (formerly Satmex), an affiliate of Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) is is aligning the names of current and future satellites to reflect Eutelsat’s strategy of operating under a single brand.

From May 21, each satellite will follow the Eutelsat pattern of a number reflecting its orbital position and a letter indicating its order of arrival at that position. This logic will enable Eutelsat America’s community of users to identify where a satellite is located in geostationary orbit (a key metric in the satellite sector) and its chronology at the orbital position where it is located.

Please see the table below for the specifics of former and new names:

Former Name

New Name

Satmex 5

EUTELSAT 115 West A

Satmex 6

EUTELSAT 113 West A

Satmex 8

EUTELSAT 117 West A

Satmex 7 (future satellite)

EUTELSAT 115 West B

Satmex 9 (future satellite)

EUTELSAT 117 West B

Patricio Northland, CEO of Eutelsat Americas, added: “With the renaming of our satellites we are now fully aligned with the Eutelsat brand and integrated into a global team with a one company operating philosophy. The Eutelsat name stands for longstanding experience, innovation and technical excellence and we are proud to add our expertise to these features.”

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 36 satellites to clients that include broadcasters and broadcasting associations, pay-TV operators, video, data and Internet service providers, enterprises and government agencies. Eutelsat’s 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 user’s 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.

For more about Eutelsat please visit www.eutelsat.com

 

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