SOURCE: Thomson

September 08, 2009 09:53 ET

THOMSON : Michel Vaquin Nominated to Chair Thomson Foundation for Film & Television Heritage

PARIS--(Marketwire - September 8, 2009) - Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453, NYSE:TMS), a worldwide leader of services to content creators, today announced the nomination of Michel Vaquin as Chairman of the Thomson Foundation for Film & Television Heritage.

Created in 2006, The Thomson Foundation contributes to the preservation and promotion of film and audiovisual heritage worldwide. The non-profit organization's three-fold mission is to preserve film heritage as a key part of a country's memory, to promote and highlight film heritage in order to show it and to share it with large audiences, and to train and sensitize all potential contributors to the safeguard of film heritage.

The Thomson Foundation recently restored Mr Hulot's Holiday, a film by Jacques Tati selected at Cannes Classics 2009. In 2008, the foundation contributed to the restoration of Max Ophuls' masterpiece, Lola Montès.

Michel Vaquin, a graduate of France's École Polytechnique & Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, began his career in government. He later held senior management responsibilities at Rhône-Poulenc and BNP. In 1997, he joined Alcatel, where he served as Vice President for Services and Senior Vice President for the Europe, Asia, Africa region. He joined Thomson in December 2008 as Advisor to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Frédéric Rose.

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