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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Denis Ranque

62 2013 Chairman of the Board

Thomas Enders

55 2012 Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Executive Committee, Executive Director

Fabrice Bregier

52 2012 Member of the Executive Committee, Chief Executive Officer of Airbus

Harald Wilhelm

48 2012 Chief Financial Officer of EADS and Airbus, Member of the Executive Committee

Julian Whitehead

2014 Chief Financial Officer

Francois Auque

57 2010 Member of the Executive Committee, Executive Vice President - Space Systems, Airbus Defence and Space

Jean Botti

57 2006 Chief Technical Officer, Member of the Executive Committee

Marwan Lahoud

48 2007 Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer, Member of the Executive Committee

Thierry Baril

49 2012 Chief Human Resources Officer of EADS and Airbus, Member of the Executive Committee

Guenter Butschek

54 2012 Chief Operating Officer - Airbus, Member of the Executive Committee

Guillaume Faury

46 2013 Chief Executive Officer - Airbus Helicopters, Member of the Executive Committee

Bernhard Gerwert

61 2014 Chief Executive Officer - Airbus Defence & Space and Member of the Executive Committee

John Leahy

63 2012 Chief Operating Officer - Customers Unit of Airbus, Member of the Executive Committee

Allan McArtor

2014 Member of the Executive Board, Chief Executive Officer of Airbus Group North America

Domingo Urena-Raso

56 2009 Head of Military Aircraft, Airbus Defence and Space, Member of the Executive Committee

Manfred Bischoff

72 2013 Director

Ralph Crosby

66 2013 Director

Josep Pique i Camps

2012 Director

Jean-Claude Trichet

2012 Director

Hans-Peter Keitel

67 2013 Independent Director

Hermann-Josef Lamberti

58 2007 Independent Director

Anne Lauvergeon

55 2013 Independent Director

Lakshmi Mittal

64 2007 Independent Director

John Parker

2007 Independent Director

Michel Pebereau

72 2007 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Denis Ranque

Mr. Denis Ranque has been Chairman of the Board of Airbus Group NV since April 2, 2013. He began his career at the French Ministry for Industry, where he held various positions in the energy sector, before joining the Thomson group in 1983 as Planning Director. The following year, he moved to the electron tubes division, first as Director of space business, then, from 1986, as Director of the division's microwave tubes department. Two years later, the electron tubes division became the affiliate Thomson Tubes Electroniques, and Mr. Ranque took over as Chief Executive of this subsidiary in 1989. In April 1992, he was appointed Chairman and CEO of Thomson Sintra Activites Sous-marines. Four years later, he became CEO of Thomson Marconi Sonar, the sonar systems joint venture set up by Thomson-CSF and GEC-Marconi. In January 1998, Mr. Ranque was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Thomson-CSF group, now called Thales. He resigned from this position in May 2009, as a consequence of a change in shareholding. From February 2010 to June 2012 he was Non-Executive Chairman of Technicolor. Since October 2001, he has also been Chairman of the Board of the Ecole des Mines ParisTech, and since September 2002, Chairman of the Cercle de l'Industrie; both mandates ended in June 2012. He is a graduate of France's Ecole Polytechnique and the Corps des Mines. He is also Chairman of Scilab Entreprise and Director of Saint Gobain.

Thomas Enders

Dr. Thomas Enders is Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Executive Committee and Executive Director of Airbus Group NV as of May 31, 2012. He previously served as the Head of Airbus from August 2007. He studied Economics, Political Science and History at the University of Bonn and at the University of California in Los Angeles. Prior to joining the aerospace industry in 1991 (Messerschmitt-Boelkow-Blohm), he worked, inter alia, as a Member of the “Planungsstab” of the German Minister of Defence. At MBB and subsequently DASA he held various positions, including Chief of Staff, Director Corporate Development & Technology, and Head of Defence Systems. Following the creation of the Company in 2000, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the EADS Defence and Security Systems Division, holding this position until 2005 when he was appointed co-CEO of the Company. Mr. Enders was President of the BDLI (German Aerospace Industry Association) from 2005 to 2012. Moreover, from 2005 to 2009 he chaired the Atlantik-Bruecke e.V.

Fabrice Bregier

Mr. Fabrice Bregier is Member of the Executive Committee, Chief Executive Officer of Airbus at Airbus Group NV. Prior to assuming this position he was the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Eurocopter since 2003 and became Member of the EADS Executive Committee as Head of the Company’s Eurocopter Division in June 2005. Mr. Bregier began his career in 1983 as test engineer at Creys-Malville nuclear power station and became sales manager at Pechiney (Japan) in 1984. He joined the DRIRE Alsace (Ministry of Industry) in 1986 before being appointed Director of economic and financial affairs with the Ministry of Agriculture in 1989. One year later, Mr. Bregier as Technical Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Trade was responsible for multilateral business affairs and became Technical Advisor to the Minister of Post and telecommunications, in charge of industrial and international affairs. In 1993, Mr. Bregier joined Matra Defense as Chairman of the Apache MAW GIE (co-operation with Dasa) and Chairman of the Eurodrone GIE (with STN-Atlas) before he was named in 1996 Director of Stand-Off activities (Apache, Scalp EG/Storm Shadow) in what had become Matra BAe Dynamics. From the beginning of 1998, Mr. Bregier served as CEO of Matra BAe Dynamics. He was appointed CEO of MBDA, the newly created European Missile Systems Company that was created in 2001 by Aerospatiale Matra, British Aerospace and Finmeccanica. Mr. Bregier graduated from Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole des Mines.

Harald Wilhelm

Mr. Harald Wilhelm is Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Member of the Executive Committee of Airbus Group NV since June 1, 2012. Previously Mr. Wilhelm was Airbus’ Chief Controlling Officer and deputy to the Chief Financial Officer, a position he held since 1st January 2007. Prior to this, Mr. Wilhelm was Senior Vice President, Airbus Financial Control, a role he held since 2003. Mr. Wilhelm joined Airbus in 2000 as Senior Vice President, Accounting, Tax and Financial Services. Before joining Airbus, Harald Wilhelm was Vice President M&A (mergers and acquisitions) at DaimlerChrysler-Aerospace from 1998, where he worked on projects including the integration of Airbus as a single company. He was also Senior Manager M&A at Daimler-Benz Aerospace from 1995 and Manager M&A for the company between 1992 and 1993. Mr. Wilhelm has a degree in Business Studies from Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich.

Julian Whitehead

Francois Auque

Mr. Francois Auque is Member of the Executive Committee, Executive Vice President - Space Systems, Airbus Defence and Space of Airbus Group NV. Prior to assuming this position, from 1999 onwards Mr. Auque served as Chief Financial Officer and Group Managing Director of the Space Division of Aerospatiale Matra, one of the three EADS founding companies. He was also Member of the Management Board. Mr. Auque began his career in 1983 at the French government's audit agency, Cour des Comptes. He went on to work for the U.N.'s Board of Auditors, followed by a position as Vice President of Finance at Banque La Henin and later Vice President of Finance and International Development at Credisuez, both of the Suez Group. In 1991, he joined Aerospatiale as Corporate Vice President of Finance and Economics and in 1998 became Corporate Executive Vice President where he was responsible for Finance and Strategy at Aerospatiale. Mr. Auque graduated from Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales, Institute d’Etudes Politiques and Ecole Nationale d’Administration, all in Paris.

Jean Botti

Dr. Jean J. Botti is Member of the Executive Committee since 2006 and Chief Technical Officer of European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company Airbus Group NV since May 1, 2006. In addition, he currently serves as President of the Fondation d’Entreprise EADS. Mr. Botti began his professional career in 1978 at Renault. He joined General Motors in the United States during 1989, working in the area of Chassis Engineering. From 1992 until 1997, Botti returned to France as General Motors’ Director of European Engineering, and was then named Director of the Customer Solution Center - a position he continued to hold with the Delphi Corporation until 2002. From 2002 to 2004, he managed the corporate Dynamics, Propulsion and Thermal Innovation Center as the Chief Technologist. He finished at Delphi as Business Line Executive for the Powertrain Business.

Marwan Lahoud

Mr. Marwan Lahoud is Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer and Member of the Executive Committee of Airbus Group NV since June 2007. He had run MBDA as Chief Executive Officer since January 2003. He began his career at the French Defence procurement agency DGA (Delegation generale pour l’armement) in 1989 at the Landes test range. In 1994, he was appointed Special Advisor to the Tactical Missile Systems Engineering Division. Then he took on a new role as Deputy Director Missiles and Space Systems. In early 1995, He was appointed Special Advisor to the French Ministry of Defence. At the end of 1995, he moved to serve as Advisor for Industrial Affairs, Research and Weapons, where he was responsible for the industrial consolidation programmes rolled out in February 1996. In 1997, he served as Special Advisor to the Human Resources Division at DGA. In May, he joined Aerospatiale as Vice President Development where he was responsible for negotiating agreements with Groupe Lagardere for the Aerospatiale-Matra Hautes Technologies merger. He also served as Secretary General of the Aerospatiale-Matra Hautes Technologies committee. In June 1999, he was appointed Senior Vice President Strategy and Planning for Aerospatiale Matra, where he also served as Senior Vice President Military Affairs. After the foundation of EADS in 2000, he was appointed Senior Vice President Mergers & Acquisitions. During his tenure, he oversaw the creation of Airbus, MBDA, Astrium and EDSN.

Thierry Baril

Mr. Thierry Baril is Chief Human Resources Officer of European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company EADS NV and Airbus and Member of the Executive Committee of Airbus Group NV since May 31, 2012. He joined Airbus in 2007 as Executive Vice President, Human Resources, and Member of the Airbus Executive Committee. Prior to this, Mr. Baril was Executive Vice President Human Resources at Eurocopter and member of the Eurocopter Executive Committee since January 2003. Mr. Baril started working for Boccard SA in 1988 as deputy to the Human Resources Director and transferred to Laborde & Kupfer-Repelec, a subsidiary of GEC ALSTHOM, as Human Resources Manager in 1991. From there, Mr. Baril moved on to Alstom Energy where he successively held the position of Human Resources Director of the company’s Belfort site from 1995 and then that of Vice President Human Resources of Alstom Energy Group. Following on from his experience in Alstom Energy, Mr. Baril then became Managing Director Europe, Human Resources for GE (General Electric) at their Belfort Headquarters in 1998 and from December 2000 he was Vice President Human Resources of Alcatel Space at their headquarters in Toulouse. Mr. Baril holds a University Degree in Personnel Management (Diplome Universitaire de Technologie en Gestion des Entreprises et des Administrations) as well as a Business Degree in Human Resources Management and Development obtained at the Institut de Gestion Sociale (IGS) in Paris in 1988.

Guenter Butschek

Mr. Guenter Butschek is Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Airbus and Member of the Executive Committee of Airbus Group NV. Mr. Butschek joined Airbus in March 2011 as Head of Operations and Member of the Airbus Executive Committee. He also became Chairman of the Board of Management of Airbus in Germany (Airbus Operations GmbH) and keeps these responsibilities under his new COO leadership. Mr. Butschek began his professional career in 1984 at Mercedes-Benz AG in Stuttgart, Germany, as Project Engineer Central Material Management. After several positions in logistics, human resources and procurement in the Mercedes-Benz Passenger Cars division, Mr. Butschek became Member of the Management Board of DaimlerChrysler South Africa (DCSA) in 2000 responsible for manufacturing. In 2002 Mr. Butschek moved to the Netherlands as President and Chief Executive Officer of Netherlands Car B.V. From 2005 Mr. Butschek was President and Chief Executive Officer of Beijing Benz Automotive Co., Ltd, in China. He graduated in Economics from the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University.

Guillaume Faury

Mr. Guillaume Faury is the Chief Executive Officer - Airbus Helicopters, Member of the Executive Committee of Airbus Group NV, effective as of May 1, 2013. Mr. Faury, a licensed flight test engineer, served in various senior management functions at Eurocopter from 1998 to 2008 before joining Peugeot S.A. He was Chief Engineer for the EC225/ 725 program, Head of the Heavy Helicopter Flight Test department, Executive Vice President for Commercial Programs and, ultimately, Executive Vice President for Research & Development. Mr. Faury also was a member of the Eurocopter Executive Committee. He started his professional career with the French Defense Procurement Agency DGA, where he was in charge of Tiger helicopter flight test activities at the Istres Flight Test Centre. Mr. Faury holds an engineering degree from the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris as well as an aeronautics and engineering degree from the Ecole Nationale Superieure de l’Aeronautique et de l’Espace in Toulouse.

Bernhard Gerwert

Mr. Bernhard Gerwert has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer - Airbus Defence & Space and Member of the Executive Committee of Airbus Group NV effective as of 2014. Previously, he was appointed as Chief Executive Officer - Cassidian and Member of the Executive Committee at the Company in September 2012. Prior to assuming this position, he served as Cassidian’s Chief Operating Officer from 2011. From 2007 to 2011, he held the position of CEO Cassidian Air Systems and was a member of the Board of Cassidian, formerly known as EADS Defence & Security Division. He began his career in 1979 as a planning engineer at Messerschmitt-Boelkow-Blohm GmbH (MBB). He became Vice President Finance & Controlling at Dasa Headquarters in 1990. From 1995 to 2000, he took on various executive positions, at Dasa, Dornier and DaimlerChrysler Aerospace, including the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Defence and Civil Systems Division of DaimlerChrysler Aerospace as well as CFO of Dornier GmbH and member of the Board of Management from 1997 to 1999. In 2000, he became Vice President of Electronic Systems and was appointed to the Executive Committee of Defence Electronics & Telecommunications. In 2001, he became Senior Vice President of Integrated Sensor Systems and a member of the Executive Committee for Systems & Defence Electronics.

John Leahy

Mr. John Leahy is Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Customers Unit of Airbus and Member of the Executive Committee of Airbus Group NV. He was appointed Chief Operating Officer - Customers in July 2005, continuing his responsibilities as Chief Commercial Officer of Airbus, a role he held since August 1994. Mr. Leahy is Member of both the Group and the Airbus Executive Committees. In March 2012, he received one of France’s top civilian awards by being named an Officer of the Legion d'Honneur, for his services to European and French aviation. Mr. Leahy worked for seven years in marketing at Piper Aircraft before joining Airbus North America in January 1985. He became Head of Sales in 1988 and then became President of Airbus North America, where his responsibilities included sales and marketing, as well as sales finance and contracts activities for the important American and Canadian markets.

Allan McArtor

Domingo Urena-Raso

Mr. Domingo Urena-Raso is Head of Military Aircraft, Airbus Defence and Space, Member of the Executive Committee of Airbus Group NV. He started as an engineer at CASA in Spain in 1982 (now EADS-CASA) in the Cadiz plant, undertaking various assignments. In 1989, he moved to Toulouse where he took on different positions, mainly in procurement, as responsible for nacelles and propulsion systems. In 1998, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Aircelle’s joint venture between Airbus and SNECMA. In 2002 he was nominated President and CEO of a privatized defense company in Poland, EADS PZL. In this position he reported directly to the CEO of EADS-CASA. From 2003 to 2005, still in detachment from EADS-CASA, he moved to Munich, Germany, in different functions (Head of Procurement and Member of the Board for the Eurofighter program, then in the EADS Defence division). In 2006 he rejoined Airbus in Toulouse as Head of the new Airbus Industrial Strategy team, defining the Airbus’ future Core/non-Core definition at aircraft level, the supply chain consolidation strategy and the Make-or-Buy policy for future programs, such as the A350 XWB, and work-share definitions. Before assuming his present duties, he had been in charge in 2007 of the vital Airbus turn around program (Power 8), reporting to Fabrice Bregier, Chief Operating Officer of Airbus, and the “Future EADS” program, reporting to Louis Gallois, then-President and CEO of the Company.

Manfred Bischoff

Dr. Manfred Bischoff has been a Director of Airbus Group NV since March 27, 2013. He holds a Masters and PhD in Economics from the University of Heidelberg. Having joined Daimler-Benz AG in 1976, Mr. Bischoff became Chief Financial Officer of Mercedes-Benz do Brasil in 1988. In 1989, he was appointed to the Board of Management of Deutsche Aerospace (later DaimlerChrysler Aerospace AG) as CFO and in 1995 became Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler-Benz Aerospace (later Daimler Chrysler Aerospace AG) and a Member of the Board of Management of Daimler-Benz AG. At the foundation of EADS in 2000, Mr. Bischoff became its Chairman, a position he held until April 2007, when he was elected Chairman of the Supervisory Board of DaimlerChrysler AG. Currently, he is also Member of the Board of Unicredit S.p.A.; Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Voith GmbH and Member of the Supervisory Board of KPN NV.

Ralph Crosby

Mr. Ralph D. Crosby Jr. has been a Director of Airbus Group NV since March 27, 2013. He was Member of the Executive Committee of EADS from 2009 - 2012 and served as Chairman and CEO of EADS North America from 2002 - 2009. He presently serves as an Independent Director of American Electric Power headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, where he chairs the Human Resources Committee; Ducommun Corporation, headquartered in Los Angeles, where he chairs the Compensation Committee; and Serco, headquartered in London, United Kingdom. Furthermore, Mr. Crosby serves on the Board of Directors, and Executive Committee of the Atlantic Council of the United States. Prior to joining EADS, Mr. Crosby was an Executive with Northrop Grumman Corporation, where he had served as a Member of the Corporate Policy Council with positions including President of the Integrated Systems Sector, Corporate Vice President and General Manager of the company’s Commercial Aircraft Division and Corporate Vice President and General Manager of the B-2 Division. Prior to his industry career, Mr. Crosby served as an officer in the United States Army, where his last military assignment was as military staff assistant to the Vice President of the United States. Mr Crosby is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point (BSc), and holds Master’s degrees from Harvard University, and the University of Geneva, Switzerland. He is the recipient of the James Forrestal Award from the National Defense Industrial Association, and has been awarded Chevalier of the Legion d’Honneur of France.

Josep Pique i Camps

Mr. Josep Pique i Camps has been Director of Airbus Group NV since May 31, 2012. He is a Member of the Company's Audit Committee. He has been the Non-Executive Chairman of Vueling since 2007. He started his career as economist of the studies service "la Caixa" and became Director General of the Catalan Industry in 1986. Two years later, he joined the company Ercros, where he eventually became CEO and Chairman. After serving several years within the Circle of Economics of Barcelona, he led it as Chairman (1995-96). Then, Mr Pique was successively appointed Minister for Industry and Energy (1996-2000), government Spokesperson (1998-2000), Minister of Foreign Affairs (2000-2002) and Minister of Science and Technology (2002-2003). Thereafter, he served as Deputy, Senator and President of the Popular Party of Catalonia (2003-2007). Mr. Pique holds a Doctorate in Philosophy in Economic and Business studies and is a Law graduate from the University of Barcelona in which he also is a Lecturer of economic theory. He also holds other mandates, including Chairman of Vueling; Chairman of Bobaclick; Chairman and CEO of Pangea XXI, Consultora Internacional; Member of the Board of Directors of Applus Technologies; Member of the Board of Directors of Ezentis; Advisory Board of Seat, Volkswagen Group; Chairman of Circulo de Economia; and Chairman of Spain-Japan Council Foundation.

Jean-Claude Trichet

Mr. Jean-Claude Trichet has been Director of Airbus Group NV since May 31, 2012. He is a Member of the Company's Nominating and Remuneration Committee. He was the President of the European Central Bank, President of the European Systemic Risk Board and President of the Global Economy meeting of Central Bank Governors in Basel until the end of 2011. Previously, he was in charge of the French Treasury for six years and was governor of Banque de France for ten years. Earlier in his career, he held positions within the French Inspection Generale des Finances, as well as the Treasury department, and was advisor of the President of the Republic for microeconomics, energy, industry and research (1978-81). Mr Trichet graduated from the Ecole des Mines de Nancy, the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris and the University of Paris in economics. He is a doctor honoris causa from several universities and an alumnus of the Ecole Nationale d'Administration. Mr. Trichet also serves as a Member of the Board of Directors of EADS Participations B.V. and as the Chairperson of the G30 (non-profit organisation).

Hans-Peter Keitel

Mr. Hans-Peter Keitel has been Independent Director at Airbus Group NV since March 27, 2013. He is a Member of the Company's Nominating and Remuneration Committee. He served as President of the Federation of German Industry (BDI) from 2009 to 2012 and now (since 2013) serves as one of its Vice Presidents. Prior to this he served nearly 20 years at Hochtief – first as Director for International Business and subsequently from 1992 to 2007 as Chief Executive Officer. He started his career in 1975 at Lahmeyer International as a technical advisor and project manager being involved in global infrastructure projects in over 20 countries. He also advised the arranging banks of the Channel Tunnel Consortium.

Hermann-Josef Lamberti

Mr. Hermann-Josef Lamberti is Independent Director of Airbus Group NV since 2007. He is Chairman of the Company's Audit Committee. Mr. Hermann-Josef Lamberti is Member of the Management Board of Deutsche Bank since 1999 and is the bank’s Chief Operating Officer. From 1985, he held various management positions within IBM, working in Europe and the United States, in the fields of controlling, internal application development, sales, personal software, marketing and brand management. In 1997, he was appointed Chairman of the Management of IBM Germany. He started his career in 1982 with Touche Ross in Toronto, before joining the Chemical Bank in Frankfurt. Mr. Lamberti studied Business Administration at the Universities of Cologne and Dublin. He is currently Member of the Supervisory Boards of BVV Versicherungsverein des Bankgewerbes A.G. und BVV Versorgungskasse des Bankgewerbes e.V., Carl Zeiss AG, Deutsche Boerse AG, and Deutsche Bank Privat-und Geschaeftskunden AG; Member of the Board of Management of Arbeitgeberverband des privaten Bankgewerbes e:V.; Member of the Advisory Board of Barmenia Versicherungen Wuppertal; Deputy Member of the Deposit Insurance Committee of Bundesverband deutscher Banken e:V.; Delegate of the Delegates’ Assembly of the Deposit Insurance Committee of Bundesverbank deutscher Banken e.V.; Member of the Financial Community Germany Committee of Bundesverband deutscher Banken e.V.; Member of the Board of Management of Deutsches Aktieninstitut e.V.; Member of the Board of Trustees of e-Finance Lab Frankfurt am Main; Member of the Stock Exchange Council of Eurex Deutschland; Member of the Stock Exchange Council of Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse AG; Chairman of the Society of Freunde der Bachwoche Ansbach e.V.; and Member of the Board of Trustees of Institute for Law and Finance Frankfurt; amongst others.

Anne Lauvergeon

Ms. Anne Lauvergeon has been an Independent Director of Airbus Group NV since March 27, 2013. She is a Member of the Company's Audit Committee. She is a graduate of the Ecole Normale Superieure and the French National School of Mining Engineers. Ms. Lauvergeon was CEO of Areva from July 2001 to June 2011, and Chairman and CEO of Areva NC from June 1999 to July 2011. In 1997, she worked at Alcatel as Senior Executive Vice President, member of the Executive Committee, in charge of international business and industrial holdings. From 1995 to 1997 she was Partner of Lazard Freres & Cie. Before that, from 1990 to 1995, she worked for the French President’s office, in charge of international economy and foreign trade missions in 1990, then as Deputy Chief of Staff and personal representative to the French President, in charge of the G7/G8 Summits’ from 1991. Anne Lauvergeon began her career in 1983 in the steel industry, at Usinor, before working on nuclear & chemical safety issues in Europe at the French Atomic Energy Commission. Ms. Lauvergeon is Doctor Honoris Causa of the Imperial College, London (2008), Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (UK 2011) and Fellow of the Royal Academy of Belgium (2012).

Lakshmi Mittal

Mr. Lakshmi Narayan Mittal has been an Independent Director of Airbus Group NV since October 22, 2007. He is a Member of the Company's Nominating and Remuneration Committee. He graduated from University of Calcutta with a Bachelors degree in Commerce. Mr. Mittal is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ArcelorMittal. He founded Mittal Steel Company in 1976 and led its 2006 merger with Arcelor to form ArcelorMittal. He is recognized for his role in restructuring the global steel industry, and has over 35 years’ experience working in steel and related industries. Mr. Mittal was awarded Fortune magazine’s “European Businessman of the year 2004”, “Business Person of 2006” by Sunday Times, “International Newsmaker of the year 2006” by Time Magazine, “Person of the year 2006” by Financial Times, “2007 Dwight D. Eisenhower Global Leadership Award”, “Grand Cross of Civil Merit from Spain”, “Padma Vibushan” by the President of India and “Fellowship from King’s College London”. Mr. Mittal is also closely associated with a number of not-for-profit organizations.

John Parker

Sir John Parker is Independent Director of Airbus Group NV since October 22, 2007. He is also Chairman of the Company's Remuneration and Nominating Committee. Sir Parker is Chairman of National Grid PLC and Anglo American PLC, Deputy Chairman of DP World (Dubai), Non-Executive Director of Carnival PLC and Carnival Corporation, a member of the International Advisory Board of Citigroup and Chancellor of the University of Southampton. His career has spanned the engineering, shipbuilding and defense industries, including some 25 years’ experience as a Chief Executive Officer with Harland & Wolff and the Babcock International Group. He studied Naval Architecture and Mechanical Engineering at the College of Technology, Queens University, Belfast. He is currently Director of Carnival plc and Carnival Corporation, Deputy Chairman of D.P. World (Dubai), Member of the International Advisory Board of Citigroup, Chancellor of the University of Southampton, Director of White Ensign Association Limited, Member of the Board of Directors of Stichting Administratiekantoor EADS, Member of the Royal Academy of Engineering and Visiting Fellow of the University of Oxford.

Michel Pebereau

Mr. Michel Pebereau is Independent Director of Airbus Group NV since October 22, 2007. He is a Member of the Company's Audit Committee. Mr. Pebereau has been BNP Paribas’ Chairman of the Board since 2003. He presided over the merger that created BNP Paribas in 2000, becoming Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). In 1993, he was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Banque Nationale de Paris and privatized it. Previously, he was Chairman and CEO of the Credit Commercial de France. He started his career in 1967 at the Inspection General des Finances. In 1970 he joined the French Treasury where he held various high ranking posts. Mr. Pebereau is an alumnus of the Ecole Nationale d’Administration and of the Ecole Polytechnique. He is currently Member of the Board of Directors of BNP Paribas; Member of the Board of Directors of Compagnie de Saint-Gobain; Member of the Board of Directors of Total; Member of the Board of Directors of Pargesa Holding S.A., Switzerland; Member of the Board of Directors of BNP Paribas S.A., Switzerland; Member of the Board of Directors of Axa; Member of the Supervisory Board of Banque Marocaine pour le Commerce et l’Industrie, Morocco; Censor of Galeries Lafayette S.A.; Chairman of the Management Board of Institut d'etudes Politiques de Paris; Member of the Supervisory Board of Institut Aspen France; Member of the Executive Committee of the Institut de l’Entreprise; Member of the Executive Committee of Mouvement des Entreprises en France; and Member of the “Academie des sciences morales et politiques”.
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