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The French Open is a major tennis tournament held over two weeks between late May and early June in Paris, France, at the Stade Roland Garros. It is the premier clay court tennis tournament in the world and the second of the four annual Grand Slam tournaments – the other three are the Australian Open, US Open and Wimbledon. Roland Garros is the only Grand Slam held on clay and ends the spring clay court season. read more
The French Open is a major tennis tournament held over two weeks between late May and early June in Paris, France, at the Stade Roland Garros. It is the premier clay court tennis tournament in the world and the second of the four annual Grand Slam tournaments – the other three are the Australian Open, US Open and Wimbledon. Roland Garros is the only Grand Slam held on clay and ends the spring clay court season. read more
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GdF Suez partners with French Open   This is the Group’s way of consolidating its commitment to the discipline, while bringing a new international dimension, in line with the Group’s presence in more than 70 countries.This partnership is also another opportunity to raise the profile of the Group’s long-term commitment to women’s tennis. GDF SUEZ is actually the historic partner of the French Fed Cup team; the Group also has a team bringing together the best French women’s players, and a network of around fifteen “Open GDF SUEZ” across France. Finally, GDF SUEZ has been a partner of the “Fête le Mur” association for more than 15 years.At the signature of the partnership, Valérie Bernis, Executive Vice-President in charge of Communications, Marketing and Sustainable Development at GDF SUEZ, remarked: “We are very proud to be continuing and bringing a new dimension to our support for tennis, and more particularly women’s tennis. This new partnership with Roland-Garros for the next five years will contribute to expanding the international scope of the GDF SUEZ brand.”Jean Gachassin, Chairman of the French Tennis Federation, for his part stated: “We are delighted and honoured to have GDF SUEZ joining us as an Official Partner of Roland-Garros. This international-scale group, with a long-standing commitment to women’s tennis, will support our tournament in its quest for ever greater responsibility. Indeed, sustainable development is a sector to which the French Tennis Federation is particularly committed, and the Roland-Garros tournament is of course at the heart of this strategy and the many actions undertaken.”GDF SUEZ will become the Energy and Sustainable Development Partner of the Paris Grand Slam. The Group will bring all its experience and know-how as an energy company for the benefit of the tournament. The presence of GDF SUEZ will be manifested in particular by educational actions on the theme of Social and Environmental Responsibility.About Roland-GarrosRooted in the collective unconscious, Roland-Garros has over time become an essential event for sports lovers, enjoying huge prestige. With 461,000 spectators and 3 billion TV viewers for the 2013 edition, the tournament is secure in its status as a worldwide sporting event of the highest order. Organised by the French Tennis Federation, at Porte d’Auteuil, Roland-Garros is the most followed Grand Slam tournament worldwide.About GDF SUEZGDF SUEZ (gdfsuez.com) develops its businesses (power, natural gas, energy services) around a model based on responsible growth to take up today’s major energy and environmental challenges: meeting energy needs, ensuring the security of supply, fighting against climate change and maximizing the use of resources. The Group provides highly efficient and innovative solutions to individuals, cities and businesses by relying on diversified gas-supply sources, flexible and low-emission power generation as well as unique expertise in four key sectors: independent power production, liquefied natural gas, renewable energy and energy efficiency services.GDF SUEZ employs 147,200 people worldwide and achieved revenues of €81,3 billion in 2013. The Group is listed on the Paris, Brussels and Luxembourg stock exchanges and is represented in the main international indices: CAC 40, BEL 20, DJ Euro Stoxx 50, Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, MSCI Europe and Euronext Vigeo (World 120, Eurozone 120, Europe 120 and France 20).Press Contact FFT: Emmanuelle LeonettiP: +33(0)1 47 43 51 55 - E: mleonetti[.]fft.fr. 11/2014

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FedEx partners with French Open Press ReleasesPARIS, France - 15 May 2002 - Federal Express Corp. ("FedEx Express"), the world's largest express transportation company, and the French Tennis Federation announced today an exciting five year deal making FedEx an Official Sponsor of the French Tennis Open. The agreement was signed by Robert W. Elliott, President, FedEx Europe, Middle East & Africa and Christian Bîmes, French Tennis Federation President, at Roland Garros, the home of French tennis.The sponsorship entitles FedEx to a number of core sponsorship rights. This includes displaying its distinctive brand around the tennis courts during the French Open championship, to be held this year between May 27 and June 9, 2002. More specifically, the agreement gives FedEx exclusive international carrier rights of Roland Garros products sold through the French Open website.Commenting on the sponsorship deal, FedEx's President Europe, Middle East and Africa, Robert W. Elliott said, "We are pleased to be associated with this global sport and historic stadium which closely reflect FedEx's core values of precision, anticipation, speed and service. We believe the Roland Garros Tournament, watched by an estimated three billion TV viewers and 113 television channels throughout the world, is an excellent platform to promote the FedEx brand. We plan on developing a variety of powerful marketing programmes and initiatives around the tournament that will target our key audience." "Today's announcement illustrates FedEx's continued investment in top, global sports as part of its marketing and communication strategy. FedEx has been involved with Formula One for the past five years and in January 2002, signed a new contract with the BMW WilliamsF1 Team."Christian Bîmes, President of the French Tennis Federation, remarked, "We are honoured to have another truly global brand and Fortune 500 mainstay corporation as a sponsor. We are proud to display their logo as we prepare for one of the worlds greatest tennis tournaments, the 2002 French Open."Mr. Bîmes added, "This agreement is in line with our marketing strategy aiming at associating a limited number of Top French and International corporations, leaders in their business, with the French Open and national yearly programs developed by the Federation to promote the game of Tennis."FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., connects areas that generate 90% of the world's gross domestic product in 24-48 hours with door-to-door, customs-cleared service and a money-back guarantee. The company's unmatched air route authorities and infrastructure make it the world's largest express transportation company, providing fast, reliable and time-definite transportation of more than 3.2 million items to 211 countries each working day. FedEx Express employs approximately 145,000 employees and has more than 45,800 drop-off locations, 640 aircraft and 44,500 vehicles in its integrated global network. 11/2014

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