BRIEF-Orange CEO says no plan to IPO EE joint venture this year

PARIS, March 6 Thu Mar 6, 2014 6:23am EST

PARIS, March 6 (Reuters) - Orange SA : * CEO says no plan to IPO ee joint venture this year, not ruled out in mid-term * CEO says has no preferred winner in sfr auction but will closely watch

competitive impact * CEO says consolidation needed in French telecom industry as demonstrated by

sfr auction * CEO says company wants to remain leader in fixed-line and Mobile telecoms