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Equant Names Three to Supervisory Board.

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Equant (NYSE: ENT) (Paris Bourse: EQU) today announced the scheduled appointment of three new directors to its nine-member Supervisory Board. All were elected at the Equant General Meeting held on May 25 in Amsterdam.

The new directors are:

 -- Frederic F. Brace, senior vice president - Finance, United Air
 Lines, Inc.

 Mr. Brace is responsible for treasury, tax, reporting, mergers
 and acquisitions, budgeting, fleet planning, investor
 relations and corporate insurance at United. He joined United
 in 1988 after working for American Airlines, Inc. for five
 years. He lives in Winnetka, Ill.

 -- Vasant Prabhu, president, Information and Media Group, The
 McGraw-Hill Companies.

 Mr. Prabhu is in charge of McGraw-Hill's Information and Media
 Group and has shaped its focus around core priorities:
 Business Week, business-to-business markets and broadcasting.
 Prior to joining McGraw-Hill in 1998, Mr. Prabhu was senior
 vice president, finance, and chief financial officer for Pepsi
 Cola International. He lives in New York.

 -- Roberto Quarta, chief executive, BBA Group Plc.

 Mr. Quarta has been group chief executive of BBA Group since
 November 1993. Over the past six years he has transformed the
 company, refocusing the formerly diversified group. BBS is
 now a global leader in aviation services and materials
 technology. Prior to joining BBA, Mr. Quarta was divisional
 chief executive and main board director of BTR Plc, a
 diversified group of businesses in electronics, automotive,
 aerospace, consumer products and aggregates. He lives in

The three new directors succeed Hans Eisele, James Hoch and Riccardo Lippi, whose terms expired.

"We are delighted to have these business leaders joining our Supervisory Board and lending their broad expertise and experience to our rapidly growing international business," said Didier J. Delepine, Equant president and chief executive officer.

About Equant

Equant operates the world's largest network, providing voice, data, Internet, integration, and application services to companies around the globe. The network reaches key business centers in more than 220 countries and territories. For additional information, see

This release may contain projections or other forward-looking statements relating to Equant that involve risks and uncertainties. Readers are cautioned that these statements are only predictions and may differ materially from actual future events or results. Readers are referred to the documents filed by Equant with the SEC, specifically the most recent filing on Form 20-F, which identify important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, including, among other things, risks relating to Equant's history of operating losses, the unpredictability of growth in Equant's markets, Equant's rapid growth, changing technology, uncertain and changing regulatory restrictions, Equant's international operations, dependence on suppliers, network security issues, competition, and volatility of Equant's stock price. All forward-looking statements are based on information available to Equant on the date hereof, and Equant assumes no obligation to update such statements.
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