France Telecom to become Orange on 1 July 2013

Paris, Tuesday 28 May 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.


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about Orange

Orange is one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators with sales of 43.5 billion euros in 2012 and has 166,000 employees worldwide at 30 September 2013, including 102,000 employees in France. Present in 32 countries, the Group has a total customer base of more than 232 million customers at 30 September 2013, including 175 million mobile customers and 15 million fixed broadband customers worldwide. Orange is also a leading provider of global IT and telecommunication services to multinational companies, under the brand Orange Business Services.

Orange is listed on the NYSE Euronext Paris (symbol ORA) and on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol ORAN).
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Orange and any other Orange product or service names included in this material are trade marks of Orange Brand Services Limited.