Orascom Telecom Holding Renamed to Global Telecom Holding

Orascom Telecom Holding (ORTE.CA) is pleased to announce that it has changed its name to “Global Telecom Holding S.A.E.”.

The Egyptian Stock Exchange (“EGX”) and the London Stock Exchange (“LSE”) will amend the new name of the company, “Global Telecom Holding S.A.E.”, and amend the ticker symbol on the trading screens to “GTHE.CA” on the EGX and “GLTD:LI” on the LSE with effect from September 23, 2013. This gives effect to the decision of the shareholders at the Extraordinary General Assembly Meeting held on November 12, 2012.

All references to the previous company name shall be substituted by the new name. The company was obliged to change its name as part of the WIND Telecom S.p.A. and VimpelCom Ltd. merger, under which the company and its subsidiaries were required to cease the use of the “Orascom” name, designs and logos.

Ahmed Abou Doma, Group CEO of Global Telecom Holding S.A.E. commented: “Our new name and corporate identity are intended to provide a modern look and feel, and emphasize our specific strengths as an international telecom group. The Global Telecom Holding S.A.E. new corporate identity allows our group to leverage on the goodwill, the strong growth and outstanding performance of our parent company VimpelCom Ltd. and will provide our organization with a solid platform to build upon in our upcoming endeavors and growth potential in the telecom sector.”