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China Cablecom: Emmanuel J. Olympitis memeber of the board

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Shanghai, USA - October 21, 2009, Shanghai, USA - China Cablecom Holdings, a joint-venture provider of cable television services in the People's Republic of China, announced the appointment of Emmanuel J. Olympitis to its Board of Directors and Audit Committee.

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Mr. Olympitis currently serves as Executive Chairman of Petrocapital Resources Plc., a UK-listed company with investments in the oil sector. He is also a non-executive Director of Canoel International Energy Ltd., a Toronto-listed exploration oil and gas company. From 1999 to 2004, Mr. Olympitis was formerly Executive Chairman of Pacific Media Plc., a London Stock Exchange listed retail, media, and e-commerce company focused on Asia. Previously, he held numerous executive positions including Group Chief Executive of Aitken Hume International Plc., a London Stock Exchange listed banking, insurance and fund management group. Subsequently, Mr. Olympitis was Executive Chairman and Managing Director of Johnson & Higgins Ltd., during which time the company won the Queens Award for Exports in 1994.

Mr. Olympitis' background includes investment banking where he was appointed head of all Eurodollar syndicated loan activities for Bankers Trust International Limited in London. There he served as Executive Director where he managed international initiatives of several billion dollars into South America, Greece and Eastern Europe. More recently, Mr. Olympitis has held positions as a non-executive Director and member of Audit Committees on several UK-listed companies including Matica Plc., Secure Fortress Plc., Bulgarian Land Development Plc., Norman 95 Plc., and served as Chairman for Bella Media Plc.

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