Netgem Appoints Christophe Aulnette As Managing Director

Key Addition To Management Team Spearheads International Growth Paris, France, July 9th 2009. Netgem (NTG FP 7537), a leading provider of IPTV and hybrid TV solutions, today announced the appointment of Christophe Aulnette as Managing Director of the Company. The position, previously held by Joseph Haddad, Chairman and Co-Founder of Netgem, reflects the Company's desire to develop its business within the global IPTV market, by leveraging its hardware and software technology assets and by building upon its successes in its domestic market. Netgem just passed the two millions mark for its HD IP set top boxes shipments in France. "I am delighted to welcome Christophe Aulnette to the Netgem team. His appointmentis key to realising our Company's international ambitions and his extensive management experience will be of great value." said Joseph Haddad. With over 23 years management experience within the new technologies sector, Christophe worked at Microsoft and Altran Technologies across Europe and Asia before spending the last few years providing investment advice within the Asia technology markets, With a clear objective to make of Netgem a leading IPTV technology provider, Christophe understands the needs and desires of telecom operators to differentiate and add value to their broadband offerings, in a highly competitive market. "With the growth of broadband penetration and the boom in media consumption over the Internet, the time has never been better for Telecom Operators around the world to invest in IPTV services. The French market illustrates the value creation that a well executed IPTV strategy can bring to broadband operators. I am therefore delighted to be joining Netgem, and contribute to deliver its unique expertise in the global marketplace." he said. A 47 years old graduate from the "Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications", Christophe Aulnette began his career at an IT services company (SDP) before in 1986 joining Microsoft France, where he was successively a sales engineer and Director of the Key Accounts Division. Two years later, he was promoted to General Manager, Asia Business Development of Microsoft's Asia-Pacific office in Tokyo where he was then again promoted to President for southern Asia, based in Singapore. In mid-2001, he was called back to France to take over as President of Microsoft France, Vice President for Europe, Middle East and Africa. In March 2005, he left Microsoft to become Chairman of the Management Board of Altran Technologies and since October 2006, he has been providing consultancy and investment services, covering the technology sector and the Asia region. -Ends- About Netgem Netgem is a pure-play provider of innovative IPTV solutions (software and hardware) for telecom operators. Combining a unique TV and telecom expertise, Netgem has been instrumental in the successful rollout of IPTV in the French market, with 2 millions homes active. Netgem is listed on Compartment C of Eurolist-Euronext Paris (NTG FP 7537). ISIN code: FR0004154060, Reuters code: ETGM.PA, Bloomberg code: NTG FP 7537 Netgem Media Contact: Vanessa Vigar Tel: + 31611562218, This announcement was originally distributed by Hugin. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.