SOURCE: Thomson

October 19, 2005 15:08 ET

Rémy Sautter appointed as censeur of Thomson's Board

Boulogne -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 19, 2005 -- Paris, October 19, 2005, the Board of Thomson (Paris Euronext : 18453 ; NYSE : TMS) met on October 12, 2005 and has decided the appointment of Mr Rémy Sautter as censeur, effective immediately.

Mr Sautter has been the Chairman of the board of RTL Radio (France) and the Chairman of the board of FIVE TV (U.K.). He is also a non-executive director of PARTNER RE Ltd, a NYSE-listed global reinsurance company, of TAYLOR NELSON SOFRES, a U.K.- listed company, and two media companies listed in France : M6 TV and PAGES JAUNES SA.

Mr Sautter holds a degree in law; he is graduated from the "Institut d'Etudes Politiques", Paris, and "ENA" (Ecole Nationale d'Administration). In 1971, he joined the "Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations" as Deputy Treasurer. Between 1975 and 1977, he was a Financial attaché to the French Embassy in the United States. Between 1981 and 1983, he was acting as a Financial counsellor to the French Minister of Defense. In 1983, he has been Chief Financial Officer of HAVAS, the media group and parent company of CANAL PLUS as one of its first directors.

In 1985, Rémy Sautter joined RTL - GROUP, where he held various positions in the radio and television business until he became Chief Executive Officer from 1996 till 2000.

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Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) provides services, systems and technology to help its Media & Entertainment clients - content creators, content distributors and users of its technology - realize their business goals and optimize their performance in a rapidly changing technology environment. The Group is the preferred partner to the Media & Entertainment Industries through its Technicolor, Grass Valley, RCA and Thomson brands. For more information: www.thomson.net.

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