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Eutelsat Communications to Propose Appointment of Two New Independent Board Members at General Assembly of 8 November

October 24, 2012

PARIS, October 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

At the forthcoming Annual General Meeting of Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris:
ETL) on 8 November 2012, shareholders will be invited to vote on the appointment of two
new independent Board members: Miriem Bensalah Chaqroun, a Moroccan national, and
Elisabetta Oliveri, an Italian national.

Miriem Bensalah Chaqroun is a Director of the Holmarcom Group and CEO of its largest
subsidiary, Les Eaux Minerales d’Oulmes, specialised in water and bottling. In May 2012,
she became the first woman to head Morocco’s employers’ union, the Confederation Generale
des Entreprises du Maroc and the first woman appointed to this position in the MENA
region. She is also a board member of the National Central and Reserve Bank of Morocco
(Bank Al Maghrib) and Chairwoman of the Euro-Mediterranean Center of Mediation and
Arbitration (CEMA).

Elisabetta Oliveri is CEO of Gruppo Fabbri Vignola, an industrial and international
leader in machines and films for the food packaging sector. Her previous executive
positions have included CEO of the SIRTI group, the Italian leader in network engineering,
and Business Development Manager at Marconi. She is also a Board member of Gruppo
Editoriale L’Espresso, Azienda Trasporti Milano and SNAM (ENI Group).

The addition of these two nominees to the Eutelsat Board of Directors would increase
its number to ten, of which three women and six independent directors of five different
nationalities, thereby confirming the Group’s commitment to gender and cultural diversity.

About Eutelsat Communications

Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL, ISIN code: FR0010221234) is the holding
company of Eutelsat S.A. With capacity commercialised on 29 satellites that provide
coverage across Europe, as well as the Middle East, Africa and significant parts of Asia
and the Americas, Eutelsat is one of the world’s three leading satellite operators. As of
30 June 2012 Eutelsat’s satellites were broadcasting more than 4,250 television channels
to over 200 million cable and satellite homes in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The
Group’s satellites also serve a wide range of fixed and mobile telecommunications
services, TV contribution markets, corporate networks, and broadband markets for Internet
Service Providers and for transport, maritime and in-flight markets. Eutelsat’s broadband
subsidiary, Skylogic, markets and operates high speed Internet services through teleports
in France and Italy that serve consumers, enterprises, local communities, government
agencies and aid organisations in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas. Headquartered in
Paris, Eutelsat and its subsidiaries employ just over 750 commercial, technical and
operational professionals. This culturally diverse staff comprises employees from 30
countries. http://www.eutelsat.com

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