|[March 07, 2014]
Satmex Adopts the Eutelsat Brand
PARIS --(Business Wire)--
Eutelsat (News - Alert) Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) announces that
Satmex, a significant provider of Fixed Satellites Services in the
Americas, that joined the Group in January this year, has been renamed
Eutelsat Americas. Federating 180 industry experts, with headquarters in
Mexico City and satellite control facilities in Hermosillo and Mexico
City, Eutelsat Americas is a key platform for growth across the region.
As part of a worldwide satellite Group it will enable a broad portfolio
of video, data, telco and broadband clients to benefit from Eutelsat's
global presence, services, technologies and expertise as well as access
to its existing and future satellites.
Eutelsat Americas complements the longstanding commercial activities of
Eutelsat America Corp., based in Washington D.C., that was set up 10
years ago and has notably built a strong reputation and expertise in
"The branding we are announcing today reflects Eutelsat's objective
to consistently use the Eutelsat name across all markets, and underpins
our efforts to create a homogenous global presence," commented
Michel de Rosen, Eutelsat Chairman and CEO. "As we continue to grow
our operations and expand our reach we want clients, employees and the
industry to clearly understand what Eutelsat offers, how we work and
what we stand for. Our objective under the global Eutelsat brand is to
federate the know-how and ambition of our offices around the world to
deiver a high-value and industry-leading experience for our customers."
Patricio Northland, CEO of Eutelsat Americas, added: "This is an
important step for the Satmex team. It supports the objective shared
across Eutelsat to pursue a single strategy as one company. Joining
Eutelsat has redimensioned the scale of what we can offer clients in and
beyond our historical footprint and opened access to new markets and new
growth regions. Pursuing our business under the Eutelsat brand reflects
this broader scope and is a great move forward."
Eutelsat Americas will continue to operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary,
with teams working alongside all Eutelsat employees across the world.
The names of the in-orbit and future Satmex satellites will also be
aligned with the Eutelsat name. Other marketing, advertising and
customer interaction is being designed to reflect the extended brand
values. Notifications and approvals underway with relevant regulatory
authorities are expected to be completed shortly.
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.
For more about Eutelsat please visit www.eutelsat.com
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