Elephant Talk announces appointments, transitions

Software defined network architecture provider Elephant Talk Communications Corp. (NYSE MKT: ETAK) has made a series of executive and board appointments as part of its plan to restructure its global business under Hal Turner, recently appointed executive chairman, the company said.

The executive appointments and transitions include:

Gary Brandt has been named Chief Restructuring Officer of the company responsible for leading the transition and reorganization of Elephant Talk´s global operations. In this capacity, Finance, Legal and Human Resources will report to him directly.

Dr. Armin Hessler, formerly Co-President of Elephant Talk´s Mobile Platform business, has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer of the company.

Robert Skaff has been elected as a new independent director replacing Jaime Bustillo. Skaff is the founder of DiNotte Lighting Hampton which has developed world-class OEM and recreational lighting products since 2005.

Tim Payne, currently President of ETNA, Elephant Talk´s North American operations has stepped down as the Interim CEO. Payne remains President of ETNA.

Elephant Talk Communications empowers Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs), Enablers (MVNEs) and Aggregators (MVNAs) with a full suite of applications, reliable industry expertise and high quality customer service without the need for substantial upfront investment.

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