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MEDIA BROADCAST appoints new CEO

Bernd Kraus and Helmut Egenbauer

MEDIA BROADCAST announced that the company appointed Bernd Kraus as new Chief Executive Officer, effective April 1, 2011. Mr Kraus follows Helmut Egenbauer who, as previously announced, was appointed Non Executive Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the company and President Central Europe for MEDIA BROADCAST’s parent company TDF.

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Prior to joining MEDIA BROADCAST, Bernd Kraus (44) held several positions at T-Systems as member of the management committee ICT Operations. Before his time at Deutsche Telekom, Bernd Kraus worked for Siemens Business Services Germany as a general manager for the German Outsourcing Business unit. Until 2002 he was a partner at Management Consultants McKinsey & Co. Inc. Bernd Kraus will be reporting to Olivier Huart, CEO of the TDF Group.

Olivier Huart said: “We are pleased that Bernd Kraus has accepted the role of MEDIA BROADCAST’s CEO. He has a broad expertise in information and communication technology, especially ICT outsourcing, software architecture and IT services. The strengths of TDF and MEDIA BROADCAST offer substantial opportunities for further sustainable growth. With Bernd Kraus we found the right person to lead a company that is dedicated to delivering superior service to its clients in Germany. I am looking forward to working with him.“

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Mr. Egenbauer resumes his European role within TDF. Olivier Huart said: “We are proud that Helmut will bring his experience to the development and growth of our business in the Central Europe region and as member of the Group’s European management board. He has done an outstanding job and I would like to thank him for his exceptional contribution to MEDIA BROADCAST. Our German service-provider was successfully managed by Helmut during crucial stages of digitalization in alignment of the heterogeneous requirements for the upcoming years.”

About MEDIA BROADCAST

MEDIA BROADCAST is Europe’s biggest full-service provider in the broadcasting and media industry. As part of its core business, the company manages, installs and operates multimedia transmission platforms for television and radio, based on state-of-the-art broadcasting, cable and satellite networks, both nationally and around the globe. MEDIA BROADCAST is part of the TDF Group and fully supports around 850 national and 110 international customers: Public and commercial broadcasters, TV and radio production companies, international broadcasters and network operators, media organizations and the cinema industry. The portfolio comprises nearly all kind of services within the broadcast process chain, as production, content management and transmission.

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About TDF

An expert in audiovisual broadcasting and designer of telecom networks, the TDF Group positions itself at the heart of the convergence of the new mobile and digital technologies. With a wealth of ten thousand sites in Europe, TDF not only deploys, operates and maintains its clients’ communication networks through terrestrial, internet or satellite connections, but also hosts the telecom equipments of its clients. The Group develops as well a large media business line: transportation of TV and radio programmes through the internet, traffic information in real time, digital cinema, management and distribution of contents, etc.Established in the heart of regions, as close as possible to its clients and partners, TDF has committed itself to regional development and to the struggle against the digital divide.Resolutely turned toward Europe, in a spirit of resource-sharing and of capitalisation of experiences, TDF is present in France, Germany, Austria, Finland, Hungary, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Estonia and in Monaco, and continues prospecting the continent on its business lines.

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