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2016-07-20

Orange Belgium : Michaël Trabbia appointed CEO of Orange Belgium

The Board of Directors of Orange Belgium has decided to appoint Michaël
Trabbia to the position of CEO as from September 1st2016.
With his engineering education and a rich and varied career of 15 years,
Michaël Trabbia has an excellent understanding of the telecom sector and its
environment. Recognized for his managerial qualities, he has strong strategic
expertise and extensive experience in stakeholder relations.
Jan Steyaert, President of the Board of Directors of Orange Belgium declared :
« We are very happy to welcome Michael Trabbia as new CEO. After the recent
adoption of the Orange Brand by the company, Michaël will bring his whole
experience at the top level of the Group to successfully develop the
Internet&TV offer and confirm the return to growth of Orange Belgium."
Commenting on the announcement, Gervais Pellissier, Deputy Chief Executive
Officer in charge of European Operations (excluding France), said "We are
delighted to have Michaël join the other European CEOs on our management
team. He will bring all of his skills and experience to bear on Orange
Belgium's operations. I am convinced that he will pursue the path so
successfully laid by Jean-Marc Harion, who has just been appointed CEO of
Orange Egypt, and whom I would again like to thank for his contribution to
the development of Orange Belgium."
After his nomination, Michaël Trabbia stated : « I am particularly
enthusiastic to soon join Orange Belgium, of which I know the engagement and
the quality of the teams, at a key moment for the company after the
successful launch of the Orange brand. As CEO, I shall be confirming the
return to a positive dynamic and prepare Orange Belgium to the challenges
ahead, starting with the development of the fixed-mobile convergence, with a
special attention on the quality of the customer experience."
Michaël Trabbia joined Orange in January 2011 and became Group Senior
Vice-President for Corporate Public Affairs. He then moved to the team of the
Chairman and CEO of Orange as Chief of staff and Secretary of the Group's
Executive Committee in July 2014.
He began his career in 2001 with the French regulator ARCEP, where he was in
charge in particular of the attribution and regulation of mobile licenses. In
2004, he was named Advisor to the cabinet of the Minister for European
Affairs, later joining the cabinet of the Minister for Regional Development
as Advisor for "ICT and Europe". Then, in 2007, he joined TDF as Head of
Strategy and Development. In July 2009, he was appointed Deputy Head of
Cabinet of the Minister for Industry and Head of "Industrial Sectors Policy"
before joining Orange in 2011.
Born in 1976, Michaël Trabbia is a graduate of École polytechnique and Télécom
ParisTech, and holds a Master of Advanced Studies in Industrial Economics.
Michaël Trabbia is married and father of 2 children.

Orange Belgium Investor Relations
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New CEO - UK
http://hugin.info/134974/R/2029512/754708.pdf
New CEO - FR
http://hugin.info/134974/R/2029512/754682.pdf
New CEO - NL
http://hugin.info/134974/R/2029512/754683.pdf

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Source: Orange Belgium via Globenewswire

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