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Patrice Lambert-de Diesbach appointed Director of Group Financial Communications


Paris - Patrice Lambert-de Diesbach will join the France Telecom-Orange Group as Director of Financial Communications. He will report to Gervais Pellissier, Executive Vice President for Finance and Information Systems and will replace Xavier Pichon, who has been appointed Director of Finance and Controlling at Orange France.

Patrice Lambert-de Diesbach has been the Director of Financial Communications and Investor Relations at Carrefour since April 2010. He previously worked as the Head of Research at CM- CIC Securities after spending 18 years as a financial analyst covering a wide range of industrial sectors for several stock broking firms, including CM-CIC Securities, Exane, UBS Warburg, Deutsche Bank and HSBC James Capel. He started his career as an auditor at Mazars and KPMG.

Patrice Lambert-de Diesbach, born in 1956, is a graduate of SFAF (Société Française des Analystes Financiers), CNAM and IEP Paris.

About Orange
France Telecom-Orange is one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators with 170,000 employees worldwide, including 102,000 employees in France, and sales of 11.2 billion euros in the first quarter 2011. Present in 35 countries, the Group had a customer base of 215.9 million customers at 31 March 2011, including 141.6 million customers under the Orange brand, the Group’s single brand for internet, television and mobile services in the majority of countries where the company operates. At 31 March 2011, the Group had 156.7 million mobile customers and 13.9 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 Euronext Paris (compartment A) and on the New York Stock Exchange.
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