Equant Names New CEO

Equant appoints France Telecom executive VP Barbara Dalibard as its new president and CEO

August 24, 2005

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PARIS -- Equant announces today the appointment of Barbara Dalibard as its new President and CEO. Barbara Dalibard remains France Telecom Group Executive VP in charge of the Enterprise Communication Services Division. She replaces Charles Dehelly who is leaving Equant to pursue a career opportunity outside of the France Telecom Group. Louis-Pierre Wenes, member of the France Telecom Executive Committee, and in charge of sourcing and performance improvement, has been suggested to replace Barbara Dalibard as the new Chairman of the Equant Supervisory Board.

Barbara Dalibard's extended leadership will contribute to the implementation of the NExT program, a three-year strategic program launched by France Telecom on June 29. The combined strengths of Equant and France Telecom seek to create the leading global communication services provider for enterprise customers by leveraging a unique offer based on outstanding customer service, innovation and operational excellence, and supported by a unified brand to be rolled out in early 2006. Together, these two businesses represent revenues of over 7 billion Euros, providing services in 220 countries & territories, and with 18,000 employees.

Barbara Dalibard commented: "I would like to thank Charles Dehelly for the great work he did as CEO of Equant. More than ever, and as recognized by independent analysts such as Gartner and Forrester, Equant is the leading provider of communication services to multinational companies. Building on this leadership, and now working as one team within the Enterprise Communication Services division of France Telecom, we will achieve the ambition which was expressed by France Telecom Group when presenting its NExT program: build the leading global provider for business services."

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