SOURCE: Thomson

July 14, 2005 14:06 ET

Thomson Confirms Implementation of Specialist Sales Force for Connectivity

Boulogne -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 14, 2005 -- Agreements to Transfer TV Marketing & Sales to TTE Finalized

Paris, France, July 14th, 2005 - To strengthen its Connectivity business Thomson (Euronext: 18453) (NYSE: TMS) is now implementing a specialized sales force for its Connectivity business in the Americas and in Europe. This action is consistent with Thomson's Two-Year Plan, which includes developing its Connectivity business, and in particular Home Networking.

This implementation follows finalization of the agreements with TTE Corporation to transfer Thomson's TV Marketing & Sales activities to TTE. The agreements involve the transfer of approximately half the existing worldwide Marketing & Sales force to TTE; changes to arrangements regarding Thomson's manufacturing facility at Angers, France, with TTE committing to a sub-contracting arrangement until end-2009, and revisions to trademark fees payable by TTE to Thomson which previously had been waived until June 2009.

Thomson considers these changes to be operationally and financially beneficial.

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