Arianespace has named Clayton Mowry as the
President of Arianespace, Inc. in a selection that places a Washington, D.C.
executive with extensive industry and government experience at the head of
its U.S. affiliate.

Mowry’s appointment is effective August 6, and he will be responsible for
managing the U.S. customer, industry and governmental relations for
Arianespace – a leading global provider of commercial satellite launch

The Washington, D.C.-based Arianespace, Inc. was established in 1982, and is
a key element of Arianespace’s international presence. Approximately
one-fourth of the more than 240 launch services contracts signed by
Arianespace since its creation in 1980 are with U.S. organizations, and at
least half involve U.S.-built spacecraft.

“Clayton Mowry brings to Arianespace, Inc. a wealth of experience with the
satellite industry and in government affairs, as well as a close working
relationship with our U.S. customer base,” said Arianespace Chairman and CEO
Jean-Marie Luton. “He will further strengthen our dealings with
Arianespace’s existing clients, and develop our contacts with America’s
emerging new telecommunications operators.”

The 37-year-old Mowry comes to Arianespace, Inc. from the Satellite Industry
Association (SIA), where he was executive director of the nonprofit alliance
that represents leading U.S. satellite manufacturers, service providers and
equipment suppliers. Prior to joining SIA, he worked as a satellite industry
analyst and senior international trade specialist for the U.S. Department of
Commerce’s Office of Telecommunications, and was a Presidential Management
Intern and trade policy analyst covering the space launch industry for the
Department of Commerce.