NDS Completes Acquisition Of MEDIAHIGHWAY

(December 16, 2003) London, U.K. and Paris, France--NDS has completed its acquisition of Thomson's MEDIAHIGHWAY business. The deal was first announced in early September.
NDS also announced the appointment of Caroline Le Bigot as vice president and general manager of NDS Technologies, France. For the past four years, Le Bigot has held senior positions at Thomson, initially as vice president of broadband access products for Europe and Asia and then as vice president of cable business and retail digital decoders worldwide. Prior to Thomson, she spent three years with Gemplus as general manager of its southern EMEA Division, after 11 years at Apple Computer.
Dr. Abe Peled, president and CEO of NDS said, "NDS is delighted to add MediaHighway to its successful business and we welcome all of the new employees. In particular I'm pleased to welcome Caroline to NDS. Her experience will be especially valuable as we continue to build upon our position as the number one provider of technology solutions for digital pay TV. Her management and marketing skills and experience in international business will be of great value to NDS".