Eutelsat joins EUBrasil

Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) announces it has joined EUBRASIL, a non-profit-making association promoting dialogue between Brazil and the European Union.

EUBRASIL seeks to enhanc bilateral dialogue between Brazil and European Union member countries through a forum assembling interested stakeholders to create a strong network of associations, professionals and experts, and by promoting bilateral meetings and co-operation initiatives. The association includes individual and business members as well more than 40 members of the Brazilian Congress and the European Parliament.

Luigi Gambardella, President of EUBRASIL, welcomed Eutelsat to the Association: “Economic co-operation between Brazil and Europe has enormous potential for growth including in the satellite business. The participation in EUBRASIL of a major satellite provider of Eutelsat’s calibre is extremely important. It will equip us with the knowledge and experience to develop a significant activity in the strategic sector of satellite communications. The involvement of a leading European company that is actively engaged in developing infrastructure in Brazil will effectively foster cooperation between the European Union and Brazil.”

Michel de Rosen, Eutelsat Chairman and CEO, added: “Eutelsat strongly supports EUBRASIL initiatives and believes in the immense value of EU-Brazil collaboration in high-technology sectors. From our experience in many markets we have a clear vision of the role satellites are actively playing in building inclusive digital broadcast environments and in enabling Internet access for homes, businesses and public agencies beyond range of terrestrial infrastructure. We look forward to playing an active role in EUBRASIL and to participating in the development of EU-Brazil economic relations.”

Eutelsat is one of the world leading satellite operators, providing coverage across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Americas for television broadcasting data communications, broadband connectivity and government communications. The company’s activities in Brazil are managed by its Eutelsat do Brasil affiliate, based in Rio de Janeiro. Today, Eutelsat’s satellites already provide connectivity services to Europe, Africa and the Middle East. In addition, in early 2016 the company will launch a high-capacity satellite, called EUTELSAT 65 West A that will provide landmass coverage of the country for video and broadband services.

Markus Fritz, Director Commercial Development & Marketing of Eutelsat will join the Board of EUBRASIL. He will be supported by Ignacio Gonzàlez Nùñez, the Group’s Director of Strategic Development and Chief Risk Officer.

About Eutelsat Communications

Established in 1977, Eutelsat Communications (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 34 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.

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