Trader Classified Media

Trader Classified Media

July 13, 2005 13:23 ET

Trader Classified Media Announces Appointment of Deputy COO

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS--(CCNMatthews - July 13, 2005) -

Trader Classified Media N.V., a leader in classified advertising, announces today the appointment of Pierre-Francois Catte to the position of Deputy Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Catte, 45, was formerly senior vice-president operations for Polycom (NASDAQ: PLCM), the worldwide leader in voice, video and data integration, and responsible for the company's development in Europe and China. Prior to Polycom, Mr. Catte held various senior management positions at Hewlett Packard in the USA. Mr. Catte will report directly to the COO, Didier Breton, as a key executive in the Company. The primary responsibility of Mr. Catte will be the management, growth and development of Trader's operations in Central/Eastern Europe, China and India. Mr. Catte will start with the Company in early August.

Didier Breton, Chief Operating Officer of Trader Classified Media, commented:

"With our worldwide growth in over 22 countries and our aggressive expansion plan in China, we felt that we needed to add a senior, seasoned executive with significant experience in China. I have known Pierre-Francois professionally for over a decade and I believe that we are fortunate to have Pierre-Francois join us as we reinforce our team to handle our aggressive growth plans worldwide especially in China."

An interview with Trader's President and CEO can be viewed on the Company's website and on

About Trader Classified Media

Trader Classified Media ( is a leader in classified advertising, providing services and solutions to both professional and individual buyers and sellers through multiple media channels including Internet, print, telephone, SMS and direct mail. The Company produces 578 print titles, with 10 million readers per week, and hosts 56 websites, with 15 million unique monthly visitors, in 22 countries.

The Company was founded in 1987 and today employs 7,200 people. Trader Classified Media is listed on Euronext (Paris Stock Exchange Eurolist) and is part of the SRD (ISIN code: NL0000233187 and Reuters code: TRD). Trader Classified Media is a member of ICMA (International Classified Media Association).

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