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Thursday, October 03, 2013

SES and Eutelsat Update on Operations at 28.5° East

SES and Eutelsat Update on Operations at 28.5° East

LUXEMBOURG and PARIS, October 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Following the decision of the Arbitral Tribunal constituted under the rules of the
International Chamber of Commerce of Paris that concluded the first phase of arbitration
in September 2013 and a preliminary injunction by the regional civil court of Bonn, SES
(NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) and Eutelsat Communications
(NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) have collaborated in the best interest of customers to ensure a
smooth transition of operations on frequencies at 28.5degree(s)E under a German filing. As
of October 4, SES is operating and Eutelsat has ceased operating on these frequencies. The
transfer was successfully completed in the night of 3-4 October.

SES and Eutelsat are in discussions to find a solution regarding the subject matter of
the arbitration.

About Eutelsat Communications

With capacity commercialised on 31 satellites delivering reach of Europe, the Middle
East, Africa, Asia, significant parts of the Americas and the Asia-Pacific, Eutelsat
Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL, ISIN code: FR0010221234) is one of the world's
leading satellite operators. As of 30 June 2013, Eutelsat's satellites were broadcasting
more than 4,600 television channels to over 200 million cable and satellite homes in
Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The Group's satellites also provide a wide range of
services for TV contribution, corporate networks and fixed and mobile broadband markets.
Headquartered in Paris, Eutelsat and its subsidiaries employ over 780 commercial,
technical and operational professionals from 30 countries.

About SES (

SES is a world-leading satellite operator with a fleet of 54 geostationary satellites.
The company provides satellite communications services to broadcasters, content and
internet service providers, mobile and fixed network operators and business and
governmental organisations worldwide. SES stands for long-lasting business relationships,
high-quality service and excellence in the broadcasting industry. The culturally diverse
regional teams of SES are located around the globe and work closely with customers to meet
their specific satellite bandwidth and service requirements. SES (NYSE Euronext Paris and
Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) holds participations in Ciel in Canada and QuetzSat in
Mexico, as well as a strategic participation in satellite infrastructure start-up O3b

SES and Eutelsat Communications

CONTACT: For further information: Press Eutelsat: Vanessa O'Connor, Tel: +33-1-53-98-37-91, ; Frédérique Gautier, Tel: +33-1-53-98-37-91, ; Marie-Sophie Ecuer, Tel: +33-1-53-98-37-91, ; Investors and analysts Eutelsat: Leonard Wapler, Tel. : +33-1-53-98-31-07/35-30, ; Press SES : Markus Payer, SES Communications, Tel : +352-710-725-500, ; Yves Feltes, SES Communications, Tel: +352-710-725-311, ; Investors and analysts SES : Mark Roberts, Investor Relations, Tel : +352-710-725-490,

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