updated 11/3/2008 1:41:00 AM ET 2008-11-03T06:41:00

Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453, NYSE:TMS) announces today that Stéphane Rougeot will join the Group as Chief Financial Officer.

Mr. Rougeot succeeds Julian Waldron who is leaving the Group to take up a similar position at Technip.

Stéphane Rougeot joins from France Telecom - Orange where he is currently Group Controller. He and Julian Waldron will work closely together to ensure a smooth transition.

"We are delighted to welcome Stéphane Rougeot to the Group where he will also become a member of the new executive committee. Improved profitability, cash generation and debt reduction are Thomson's top priorities for the coming months and I'm convinced that Stéphane's drive and broad experience in various finance and business positions will help us reach these objectives and ensure a strong base from which to take the Group forward", said Frederic Rose, CEO of Thomson.

Stéphane Rougeot, 39, is a French national. He has worked for France Telecom - Orange since 2003, initially within Equant as Head of Strategy and then as Head of Indirect Sales prior to becoming Group Controller in 2007. He worked previously at Thomson where he was in charge of Investor Relations and then Corporate Communications. Stéphane Rougeot began his career at Total working in Africa and in Paris in Controlling, Project Financing and M&A. He is a graduate of the IEP business school in Paris

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About Thomson: a leader in video solutions

Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) is a leading provider of solutions for the creation, management, delivery and access of video, for the Communication, Media & Entertainment (CME) industries. Our clients are studios, broadcasters, content distributors (telco, satellite and cable operators) and an increasing range of professional users of video. We deliver superior value to our customers through a combination of industry leading technologies and services, enabling us to offer differentiated and innovative solutions based on a broad portfolio of Intellectual Property.

For more information: http://www.thomson.net.

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