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February 13, 2001

Orange to sponsor Indian and Foreign Naval Band Concerts
at the International Fleet Review 2001

Orange, Mumbai's leading cellular service provider, will sponsor the prestigious Beating Retreat Ceremony Band Concert and performances by Indian and Foreign Naval Bands in the unique five-day International Fleet Review hosted by the Indian Navy.

Bands like Naval Central Band, from the Indian Navy, Bangladesh Naval Band, French Naval Band "Bagad delann Bihoue", Sri Lanka Naval Band, US Seven Fleet Naval Band will perform at Dr. Jamshed Bhabha Auditorium, and the Beating Retreat ceremony at the Gateway of India where the President and other dignitaries are expected to be present.

In addition, Orange will also sponsor the performances of Indian and Foreign bands at Cooperage Bandstand - Colaba, Joggers Park - Bandra, Horniman Circle - Fort and Hanging Gardens on February 15 & 19, 2001.

Mr. Sandip Das, C.E.O, Hutchison Max Telecom said, "We are very proud to be associated with the Indian and Foreign Naval bands who will be performing at various bandstands on the occasion of International Fleet Review in Mumbai.

Orange has revived a 100-year-old tradition of band performances in the last two years. With our commitment to the citizens of Mumbai, we stand committed to the Indian Navy's efforts to help revive the tradition of the Bands."

The International Fleet Review is a five-day event beginning February 15, 2001, with the theme "Bridges of Friendship" showcasing Indian and International Bands at the Beating Retreat Ceremony, Music Concert and Band Performances, Sport Events, International City Parade, Air Display, Waterborne Activities and Naval Marine Commando demonstrations. Over 20,000 seamen from 25 nations, 80 warships, 60 aircraft from India and abroad are participating in the International Fleet Review.

Hutchison Max Telecom Limited, with its premium brand Orange, is the leading cellular service provider in Mumbai. Hutchison Max Telecom is part of the Telecommunications division of the Hutchison Whampoa Group.