France Telecom to become Orange on 1 July 2013


press release
Paris, 28 May 2013

France Telecom to become Orange on 1 July 2013

Today the Annual Shareholders' Meeting approved the Group's change of name: France Telecom will become Orange on 1 July 2013.

Since 2006, the Group has gradually simplified its visual identity in France and internationally for its various internal and external stakeholders.
Orange is now the brand used by all of the Group's commercial operations (fixed, mobile, TV and internet) and corporate activities.

Changing the name of the company and its shares is a natural step in the process towards the simplification and unity of the Group's activities.
As of 1 July 2013:

  • the name of the company will be Orange and 

  • the name of the shares will be Orange (ticker symbol ORA) 

Under the Orange name, the Group will build on its heritage and continue to ensure stronger social cohesion, improved technical performance and faster growth in France and around the world.

About Orange
France Telecom-Orange is one of the world's leading telecommunications operators with sales of 43.5 billion euros in 2012 and has 170,000 employees worldwide at 31 March 2013, including 104 000 employees in France. Present in 32 countries, the Group has a total customer base close to 230 million customers at 31 March 2013, including 172 million mobile customers and 15 million broadband internet (ADSL, fibre) customers worldwide. Orange is one of the main European operators for mobile and broadband internet services and, under the brand Orange Business Services, is one of the world leaders in providing telecommunication services to multinational companies.

With its industrial project, "conquests 2015", Orange is simultaneously addressing its employees, customers and shareholders, as well as the society in which the company operates, through a concrete set of action plans. These commitments are expressed through a new vision of human resources for employees; through the deployment of a network infrastructure upon which the Group will build its future growth; through the Group's ambition to offer a superior customer experience thanks in particular to improved quality of service; and through the acceleration of international development.

France Telecom (NYSE:FTE) is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris (compartment A) and on the New York Stock Exchange.
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