New name for Groupe Eurotunnel

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Groupe Eurotunnel has changed its name to Getlink.

Jacques Gounon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Group, said: “Getlink is all that is Eurotunnel and more than just Eurotunnel.

“Originally the promoter of the Channel Tunnel, itself a historic technological achievement, over the past 10 years the group has transformed and is now in perfect shape to take on the challenges of new forms of mobility. The core mission for Getlink is the development and management of safe, modern and environmentally friendly mobility infrastructures, a challenge taken up with success by the 3,300 employees serving more than 20 million passengers and thousands of businesses in the United Kingdom, France and across Europe.”

Getlink now leads the businesses of four major commercial brands: Eurotunnel, managing travel across the Channel with Eurotunnel Le Shuttle and Eurotunnel Le Shuttle Freight; Europorte, a private rail freight operator in France; ElecLink, an ‘electrical interconnector’ between the UK and France; and CIFFCO, a private European railway training centre.

Jacques added: “With revenues of over one billion euros, an operating margin of 50% and predictable cash flows up to 2086, Getlink has demonstrated the effectiveness and resilience of its economic model. It is on this same basis that we will continue to generate growth by offering our customers high value adding solutions, as exampled by ElecLink.”