May 28 during the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting approved the Group’s change of name from France Telecom to just Orange effective July 1 2013.
Just last year Telecom-Orange sold 43.5 billion euros and has 170,000 employees worldwide at 31 March 2013, including 104 000 employees in France and is present in 32 countries.
Orange is shifting names due to its industrial project, “conquests 2015” to exapnd around the world. With a total customer base close to 230 million customers at 31 March 2013, including 172 million mobile customers and 15 million broadband internet (ADSL, fibre) customers worldwide, the firm runs mobile and broadband internet services and one of the world leaders in providing telecommunication services to multinational companies.
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.