Orange acquires all remaining shares of Cloudwatt held by Thales and Caisse des Dépôts

PARIS, 24-3-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Through this agreement, Orange is acquiring the shares held by Thales (22.2%) and Caisse des Dépôts (33.3%), which acts on its own behalf and on that of the State in the “Investment for the Future” program, and will integrate all of Cloudwatt’s employees.

By acquiring Cloudwatt, Orange will strengthen its enterprise cloud services offering – a major focus of its “Essentials2020” strategic plan. The technologies and services offered by Cloudwatt complement Orange’s own portfolio and represent an opportunity to accelerate the deployment of a sovereign public cloud both in France and in Europe.

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Orange is one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators with sales of 39 billion euros in 2014 and 156,000 employees worldwide at 31 December 2014, including 99 400 employees in France. Present in 29 countries, the Group has a total customer base of 244 million customers worldwide at 31 December 2014, including 185 million mobile customers and 16 million fixed broadband customers. 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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