People: United States Cellular Corp (USM)
21 Nov 2014
Mr. Paul-Henri Denuit is an Independent Director of United States Cellular Corp. Prior to retiring in 2001, Mr. Denuit had been employed by S.A. Coditel for 30 years in various capacities, including as its chief executive officer, managing director and chairman of its board of directors. S.A. Coditel provides cable and television service in certain European countries. S.A. Coditel became a shareholder of U.S. Cellular before U.S. Cellular became a public company in 1988 and continued to be a principal shareholder of U.S. Cellular for several years after it became a public company. Mr. Denuit was originally appointed as a director of U.S. Cellular pursuant to the terms of a Common Stock Purchase Agreement dated April 24, 1987, between U.S. Cellular and S.A. Coditel. Although the terms of this agreement expired many years ago, the U.S. Cellular board of directors has continued to renominate Mr. Denuit as a director as a result of his background and the board's observations of his performance as a director. Mr. Denuit was previously a member of the management team of Prime Cable, Inc., a U.S. corporation based in Austin, Texas that was involved in the operation of cable television systems in the United States. Mr. Denuit was previously a director and member of the general management committee of S.A. Tractebel, a Belgian holding company with interests in electricity, gas, consulting, engineering, industrial services and communications. He was previously a director of Société Française du Radiotéléphone (S.F.R.) S.A., a French wireless telephone operator. In addition, he was previously a director of Société Européenne des Satellites, S.A., a Luxembourg-based operator of direct-to-home (DTH) satellite television services. Mr. Denuit holds a degree in admiralty law and a doctorate of law from the Université Libre de Bruxelles.
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