EUropean TELecommunication SATellite


Eutelsat SA
70 rue Balard, 75502 Paris cedex 15, France
Tel: +33-1-5398-4747
Fax: +33-1-5398-3700
http://www.eutelsat.org/

Program: Eutelsat

When Eutelsat was created it gathered 17 countries. Before privatization, 48 countries were members of Eutelsat: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaidjan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Georgia, Greece, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Moldavia, Monte-Carlo, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Rumania, Russia, San Marino, Slovaky, Sloveny, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Czechy, Turkey, United Kingdom, Ukraine, Vatican, Yugoslovia

At privatization in July 2001, the largest shareholders of Eutelsat are France Telecom (23.1%), Telecom Italia (20.5%), British Telecom (17.5%) and Deutsch Telekom (10.9%).

In Dec 2002, Deutsche Telekom sold its 10.87% stake to Italian publishing group De Agostini for EUR 210 million.

In Feb 2003, France Telecom sold its 23.14% stake to a holding company created with investment company Eurazeo in which FT will own 20%. The transaction values the 23.14% stake at EUR 447 million.

Later in 2004, British Telecom sold its 15.8% stake to Goldman Sachs Capital Partners for EUR 525 million.

By the end of 2004, the ownership of Eutelsat is: Eurazeo 36.3%, Nebozzo 22%, Goldman Sachs 15.8% and other shareholders have the remaining 26%.

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