People: Electricite de France SA (EDF.PA)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Henri Proglio

65 2010 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Executive Committee and Management Committee

Thomas Piquemal

45 2010 Group Senior Executive Vice President - Finance, Member of the Executive Committee and Management Committee

Marianne Laigneau

49 2010 Group Senior Executive Vice President - Human Resources, Member of the Executive Committee and Management Committee

Henri Lafontaine

56 2012 Senior Executive Vice President - Commerce Optimisation/Trading and Island Energy Systems, Member of the Executive Committee and Management Committee

Herve Machenaud

65 2010 Group Senior Executive Vice President - Generation, Member of the Executive Committee and Management Committee

Philippe Huet

2011 Deputy Secretary General, Director of Risks and Audit, Member of the Management Committee

Eric Thomas

2012 Director of Legal Affairs, Member of the Management Committee

Vincent de Rivaz

59 2010 Chief Executive Officer of EDF Energy, Member of the Executive Committee and Management Committee

Pierre Lederer

64 2012 Special Advisor to the Chairman & CEO, Member of the Executive Committee and Management Committee

Jean-Paul Bouttes

2011 Director of Strategy and Prospects, Member of the Management Committee

Antoine Cahuzac

2012 Chief Executive Officer of EDF EN, Member of the Management Committee

Catherine Gros

2010 Director of Communications, Member of the Management Committee

Bruno Lescoeur

60 2012 Director of Gas Activities and Southern Europe, Member of the Management Committee

Philippe Mechet

2010 Director of Institutional Relations, Member of the Management Committee

Philippe Monloubou

57 2014 Chair of the ERDF Management Board and Member of the Management Committee

Olivier Orsini

2012 Director of Development in South America, Africa, Middle East, Commonwealth of Independent States and Associate Partnerships, Member of the Management Committee

Gerard Wolf

2012 Director of Relations with International Financial Institutions in Washington, Member of the Management Committee

Denis Lepee

44 2010 Member and Secretary of the Executive Committee, Advisor to the Chairman, Member of the Management Committee

Alain Tchernonog

68 2010 General Secretary and Member of the Executive Committee and Management Committee

David Azema

52 2012 Director - Representative of the French Government

Christine Chabauty

41 2009 Director - Employee Representative

Yannick d'Escatha

65 2004 Director - Representative of the French Government

Julien Dubertret

46 2011 Director - Representative of the French Government

Alexandre Grillat

41 2004 Director - Employee Representative

Bruno Lechevin

2013 Representative of the French Government on the Board

Marie-Christine Lepetit

50 2012 Director - Representative of the French Government

Philippe Maissa

63 2009 Director - Employee Representative

Marie-Helene Meyling

52 2011 Director - Employee Representative

Jean-Paul Rignac

51 2007 Director - Employee Representative

Pierre Sellal

61 2009 Director - Representative of the French Government

Maxime Villota

53 2006 Director - Employee Representative

Philippe Crouzet

56 2009 Independent Director

Mireille Faugere

56 2009 Independent Director

Michael Jay of Ewelme

67 2009 Independent Director

Bruno Lafont

57 2008 Independent Director

Pierre Mariani

57 2009 Independent Director

Carine de Boissezon

Senior Vice President - Investors and Markets

Biographies

Name Description

Henri Proglio

Mr. Henri Proglio has been the Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Executive Committee of Electricite de France SA since November 25, 2009 and is also a Member of the Company's Management Committee as of 2010. He is also the Chairman of the Company's Strategy Committee. He was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the Company on September 14, 2004. He joined the Compagnie Generale des Eaux in 1972 and was appointed Chairman and Managing Director (CEO) of CGEA in 1990. He was appointed Vice-Chairman of Vivendi Universal and Chairman and Managing Director (CEO) of Vivendi Water in 1999 before becoming Chairman of the Executive Board of Veolia Environnement in 2000 and then CEO and Chairman of the Board from 2003 until November 2009. He also holds other mandates, including Chairman of the Board of EDF Energy Holdings and Edison, and Director of EDF Energies Nouvelles, EDF International SAS, South Stream Transport BV, South Stream Transport AG, CNP Assurances, Dassault Aviation, Fomento di Construcciones y Contratas and Natixis. Mr. Proglio is a graduate of Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC).

Thomas Piquemal

Mr. Thomas Piquemal has served as Group Senior Executive Vice President in charge of Finance and Member of the Executive Committee and Management Committee of Electricite de France since February 4, 2010. He started his career in 1991 with audit firm Arthur Andersen. In 1995, he joined the Mergers and Acquisitions Department of the bank Lazard Freres. In this context, he was involved in financial and strategic transactions of Veolia, in particular the company's capital restructuring and the EDF/Dalkia partnership. In 2008, he took over responsibility in London for the strategic partnership signed between Lazard and the American investment fund Apollo. In January 2009, he joined Veolia Environnement as Senior Executive Vice President in charge of Finance and joined the group’s Executive Committee. In 2008, together with three-time world boxing champion Christophe Tiozzo, he founded the “Academie Christophe Tiozzo”, whose mission is to promote the social and professional integration of young people from deprived areas. Mr. Piquemal graduated from ESSEC Business School.

Marianne Laigneau

Ms. Marianne Laigneau has been Group Senior Executive Vice President in charge of Human Resources of Electricite de France SA and a Member of the Executive Committee and Management Committee of the Company since December 1, 2010. She was previously appointed Executive Vice President, Human Resources in January 2010 and also served as Corporate Secretary, Senior Executive Vice President and Member of the Executive Committee of the Company from June 2007 until December 2009. Previously, she was General Counsel and Deputy General Secretary from January 2005. Before joining EDF, she was Head of Institutional Affairs at Gaz de France, where she was subsequently appointed Deputy Head, Information and Public Affairs, in September 2004. From 1995 until 1997, she held various positions within the French Administration (Legal Adviser for the Ministry for cooperation, member of electoral missions in Mozambique for the UN and in Gaza for the EU). Between 1997 and 2000, she was posted to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and appointed First Counsellor at the French Embassy in Tunis, where she oversaw communications, negotiations and political, community and legal affairs. From 2000 to 2002, on the Conseil d'Etat, she was specifically responsible for the mission to the Director of the ENA, legal advisor to the Ministry of Culture, and senior lecturer in public law at the ENA. In 2003, Ms. Laigneau joined Gaz de France as Director of the International Affairs Department at Headquarters, and then in September 2004 became Representative for Public Affairs. A graduate of the Ecole Normale Superieure de Sevres, the Ecole Nationale d’Administration and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, she also holds an aggregation in Classics and a Masters Degree in French Literature. After graduating from the Ecole Nationale d’Administration, Ms. Laigneau joined the Council of State where she became Counsellor in 1995. She was awarded Chevalier de l’Ordre national du Merite in 2006 and Chevalier de la Legion d’honneur in 2010.

Henri Lafontaine

Mr. Henri Lafontaine has been a Senior Executive Vice President in charge of Commerce Optimisation/Trading and Island Energy Systems, and a Member of the Executive Committee and Management Committee of Electricite de France SA since September 2012. He is a graduate of Ecole Superieure d’Electricite with a Master's in Mathematics. He joined EDF in 1983 where he had a range of responsibilities in the Distribution Division. In 1997, he became Deputy Executive Vice President of the Distribution Division in Corsica, then Director of the Distribution Division in Marseilles in 2000. In 2002, he was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Edenor, a distributor of electricity in Argentina. Edenor was one of the EDF Group's international subsidiaries. In 2005, he went on to become Director of the project to create a subsidiary for Distribution, which led to the creation of ERDF, then Director of EDF Island Power Systems in 2007, before being made Director of EDF Entreprises in the Commerce Division in 2010. In December 2011, Mr. Lafontaine was appointed as the Director responsible for coordinating the EDF Group's activities in Commerce, Optimisation/Trading and mainland Europe. He is also on the board of several companies, namely EDFI, EDF Energy, Fenice, EDF Luminus and Electricite de Strasbourg.

Herve Machenaud

Mr. Herve Machenaud has served as Group Senior Executive Vice President in charge of Generation, and Member of the Executive Committee of Electricite de France SA since February 4, 2010 and is also a Member of the Company's Management Committee. He is also in charge of the Asia-Pacific zone. He is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique (1968) and holds a degree in Engineering from Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees and is a graduate of Institut d’Etudes Politiques (1973). He started his career as Director of the Urban Planning Division at the Ivory Coast Ministry of Planning in 1973, then undertook a variety of assignments on the African continent for the World Bank before returning to France in 1978 as Structural Engineer for the Department of Ille-et-Vilaine. He joined the EDF Group in 1982 as Assistant Director of Development at the Paluel Nuclear Plant. From 1984 to 1989, he took charge of the Group’s expansion into China, in particular the construction and commissioning of the Daya Bay Nuclear plant. Between 1990 and 1995, Mr. Machenaud held the post of Director of the National Nuclear Infrastructure Centre, responsible for the Group’s French and international nuclear programmes. He steered the design, construction and commissioning of the N4 series (nuclear plants at Chooz and Civeaux), the world’s most advanced reactors, equipped with a computer-assisted control system which remains unique. From 1995 to 1998, he was EDF’s Assistant Director of Infrastructure, responsible for Resources, Management and International Development. From 1998 to 2002, he filled the role of Head of Generation and Transmission of EDF, then Deputy Chief Operating Officer of the Industry Branch. From 2002 to 2009, he was based in Beijing as Executive Vice President, Asia.

Philippe Huet

Mr. Philippe Huet is the Deputy Secretary General, Director of Risks and Audit, and a Member of the Management Committee of Electricite de France SA. He previously served as Senior Executive Vice President in charge of Strategy and Coordination and a Member of the Executive Committee of Electricite de France SA from May 20, 2008 to February 4, 2010. He holds a Masters from Harvard University and he is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l’Administration Economique. He began his career in the United States and Venezuela first as a Consultant then as International Sales Manager in an oil company. In 1985, he joined the Shell Group where he held various positions in Paris and then London in the trading and risk management sector before being appointed Chairman and Managing Director of Shell French Antilles and Guianas in 1996. He took over procurement in Europe in 1998 and then became General Manager global supply and freight from 1999 to 2001. He joined Electricite de France SA in 2001 as Upstream Optimisation Director. From 2004, he was Electricite de France SA’s Optimization and Trading Director.

Eric Thomas

Vincent de Rivaz

Mr. Vincent de Rivaz has been the Chief Executive Officer of Electricite de France SA's subsidiary EDF Energy since 2002 and was appointed to the Executive Committee of Electricite de France SA on November 30, 2004. He has also been a Member of the Company's Management Committee in 2010. A graduate of Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Hydraulique in Grenoble, he joined Electricite de France SA in 1977 as part a team working on external engineering within the International Business division. From 1985 to 1991, he participated in EDF's development in China within the International Division, of which he became Director of the Far East Division in 1989. From 1991 to 1994, he was the Head of the National Center of Hydro Equipment within the Equipment Division. He was appointed Deputy Head of the International Division in 1995 and became Head of Projects in 1996. He joined the Finance Department in 1999 as Deputy Chief Financial Officer and became Head of Financial Strategies and Operations in 2000. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the London Electricity Group in early 2002. He led the merger transactions of companies acquired during the first six months of 2002 (Eastern and Seeboard networks) and created in mid-2003 EDF Energy.

Pierre Lederer

Mr. Pierre Lederer has been the Special Advisor to the Chairman & CEO of Electricite de France SA since September 2012 and is also a Member of the Company's Executive Committee and Management Committee. He previously served as Group Senior Executive Vice President in charge of Customers Sales and a Member of the Executive Committee of Electricite de France SA from February 1, 2009 and became a Group Senior Executive Vice President in charge of Customers, Optimization and Trading and Member of the Company's Executive Committee and Management Committee in 2010. He holds a degree in Physical Science and Mathematics. Mr. Lederer joined EDF in 1974, where he has held a variety of posts in the General Economic Studies Department, the Energy Transmission Department and the Thermal Generation Department. He was appointed Head of the General Economic Studies Department in 1992, Head of Corporate Strategy in 1996, then Director of "Strategy-Promotion-Optimization" at the Group's Industry Unit in 1999. In 2000, he joined the Executive Board of EnBW, then 45% owned by EDF, and became Vice President of the Management Board in 2007 and Chief Operating Officer.

Jean-Paul Bouttes

Antoine Cahuzac

Catherine Gros

Bruno Lescoeur

Mr. Bruno Lescoeur is the Director of Gas Activities and a Member of the Management Committee of Electricite de France SA as of 2010 and is also in charge of Southern Europe as of 2012. He previously served as Senior Executive Vice President in charge of Gas Activities of Electricite de France SA from May 20, 2008 to February 4, 2010. He was a Member of the Company’s Executive Committee and had served as Senior Executive Vice President of International Industrial and Public Affairs since March 2006 and before that as Senior Executive Vice President of International Shareholdings from December 20, 2004. A graduate of Ecole Polytechnique, Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l’Administration Economique and Institut d’Etudes Politiques, he joined Electricite de France SA in 1978. In 1987, he took on the position of Head of subdivision with the Distribution Management division in Mulhouse. From 1990, he negotiated and established Electricite de France SA’s position within the reorganized British electricity industry. In August 1991, he was appointed Executive Vice President of EDF-GDF Services for the Var region then Assistant Finance Director for Elecrticite de France SA between 1993 and 1998, becoming Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of London Electricity Group in 1999. He was appointed Executive Vice President, Production and Engineering for Elecrticite de France SA in 2002.

Philippe Mechet

Philippe Monloubou

Mr. Philippe Monloubou has served as Chair of the ERDF Management Board and Member of the Management Committee at Electricite de France SA since January 2014. He has been Director of Individual and Business Customers within the Sales Division of the Company since 2011. He is also Chairman of TIRU, the Company’s subsidiary. Since 2012, he has been Chairman of Union Nationale des PIMMS. Mr. Monloubou began his professional career within the Company in 1979. From 1979 to 1993, he held different operational functions. In 1993, he set up the Company's office in Buenos Aires, Brasil was the Company's representative in the South America until 1996. From 1996 to 2004, he occupied numerous managerial functions at the Comapny's GDF Services in France before joining the Sales Division of the Company in 2004. He obtained a degree in Engineering from Ecole Speciale des Travaux Publics, du Batiment et de l'Industrie (ESTP) in 1977 and graduated from Institut d'Administration d'Entreprises de Rennes in 1980.

Olivier Orsini

Gerard Wolf

Mr. Gerard Wolf is the Director of Relations with International Financial Institutions in Washington and a Member of the Management Committee of Electricite de France SA as of 2012. He previously served as Director of International Development and Member of the Management Committee of the Company from 2010. Prior to that, he was Senior Executive Vice President in charge of International Operations and Group Synergies of Electricite de France SA from May 2008 to February 4, 2010. He was a Member of the Company’s Executive Committee and previously served as Senior Executive Vice President in charge of Subsidiaries and International Development from March 2006 until 2008. He is an Agricultural Engineer and a graduate of INA (Institut Nationale Agronomique Paris-Grignon) and Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris. He began his career as a civil servant with local government before being appointed Director at the office of the Secretary of State for Defence in 1988. From 1996 to 1998, he was deputy director for the emergency services and fire services with the Ministry of the Interior. He joined Electricite de France SA in 1998 as Executive Coordinator for the Managing Director's office before being appointed Executive Vice President for Group Coordination in 2001, Executive Vice President for the Group's business networks in 2003 and Executive Vice President in charge of group development and projects in November 2004.

Denis Lepee

Mr. Denis Lepee has served as Member and Secretary of the Executive Committee and Advisor to the Chairman of Electricite de France SA since February 4, 2010 and is also a Member of the Company's Management Committee. He is a graduate of Institut d’Etudes Politiques, a History graduate and holder of a DEUG (Preliminary degree course) in Philosophy. He was advisor to the Secretary General of the Rassemblement pour la Republique political party from 1995 to 1997, then Director of the Office of the President of the General Council of the Oise from 1998 to 2003. He then joined Veolia Environnement before becoming special adviser for Henri Proglio in 2007. He is also the author of four novels and several biographies.

Alain Tchernonog

Mr. Alain Tchernonog has served as a Member of the Executive Committee and Management Committee of Electricite de France SA since February 4, 2010, and has also been the Company's General Secretary since December 2009. He holds a Doctorate in Philosophy in Law and graduated from Institut d’Administration d’Entreprises. He started his career in 1972 as a lawyer specialising in International Law at the Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales before becoming Head of the Legal Department of the ANVAR (State Technology Transfer Agency). From 1979 to 1990, he was Director of the Contracts Department at Roussel-UCLAF. From 1990, he held the post of General Counsel within the Pierre Fabre Group (1990-1995), then at the Compagnie Generale d’Entreprises Automobiles (1995-2000). In 2001, he joined the Veolia Environnement Group as General Counsel then as Corporate Secretary in January 2007.

David Azema

Mr. David Azema has been a Representative of the French Government on the Board of Directors of Electricite de France SA since November 9, 2012. He is also a Member of the Company’s Audit Committee, Strategy Committee and Nominating and Remuneration Committee. He started his career in 1987 at the government accounting office. From 1991 to 1993, he worked at the General Directorate of the National Police and then held several positions in the staff of Martine Aubry, Minister of Labour, Employment and Vocational Training. In 1993, he joined SNCF, the French railway company, where he served in Strategy, as Advisor to the Chairman and as Director of Subsidiaries and Participations. In 1998, he moved to the UK to take up the position of Chairman of Intercontinental and Regional Rail, and then became Chairman and CEO of Eurostar Group Ltd., a joint company of SNCF, SNCB Belgian Railways and Eurostar UK, in charge of managing the Eurostar high speed rail service. In 2002, he joined Vinci as President of Vinci Concessions and became Member of Vinci Group Executive Committee in 2006. Rejoining SNCF in June 2008, he became Executive Vice-President of Strategy and Finance and then Deputy Director General in 2011. In June 2012, while remaining Member of SNCF Group Executive Committee, he took up the position of Chief Executive Officer of Keolis, a subsidiary of SNCF specializing in passenger public transport in France, Europe and worldwide. On September 1, 2012, he was appointed Commissioner for State Participations (APE) at the Ministry of Economy and Finance and Minister for Economic Regeneration. He also holds other mandates, including Director of Air-France-KLM, Fonds Strategique d’Investissement and Renault, and Member of the Supervisory Board of Areva. Mr. Azema holds a Law Degree and obtained a degree from Ecole Nationale d'Administration in 1987, as well as a degree from Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris.

Christine Chabauty

Ms. Christine Chabauty has served as an Employee Representative on the Board of Directors of Electricite de France SA since November 23, 2009. She holds a degree in Law. She previously worked in the legal profession and then joined in 2000 the sales division of Electricite de France SA, in charge of key accounts. She now works in the marketing and operations department of the Key Accounts Network. Since December 2008, she has also served as a Judge for labor litigation (conseiller prud’hommal). She is sponsored by the CGT union. She is also a Member of the Company's Ethics Committee.

Yannick d'Escatha

Mr. Yannick d'Escatha has been a Representative of the French Government on the Board of Directors of Electricite de France SA since November 23, 2004 and is also a Member of the Audit Committee and the Nuclear Commitments Monitoring Committee of the Company. He is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and a Mining Engineer. A Professor and Researcher at the Ecole Polytechnique, Ecole nationale superieure des Mines de Paris and Ecole Nationale Superieure de Techniques Avancees, and a specialized researcher in ground, structural and fracture mechanics, in 1978, he was appointed Chief of the supervision ofthe nuclear construction office, where he was in charge of the technical control of the French State in the French electronuclear program. He was on temporary assignment in 1982 at the company Technicatome, a subsidiary of the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) specializing in nuclear engineering and notably in nuclear naval propulsion, and became its Senior Executive Vice-President in 1987. He was then appointed as Director of the Advanced Technology Division at the CEA in 1990, Deputy General Director in 1992 and General Director in 1995. In 1999, he was appointed as Assistant Director of CEA-Industrie. He was then appointed Deputy Managing Director of EDF in 2000. In 2003, he was appointed as Chairman of the Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES). He is also a Member of the Academy of Technologies, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Universite de Technologies of Troyes, a Permanent Representative for CNES at the Board of Directors of Arianespace SA and Arianespace Participation, and a Member of the Board of Directors of Thales, among others.

Julien Dubertret

Mr. Julien Dubertret has been a Representative of the French Government on the Board of Directors of Electricite de France SA since June 21, 2011. He is a graduate of Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and Ecole Nationale d’Administration. He started his career in 1992 as a civil administrator within the budget division and then worked from 1996 until 1998 for the Banque europeenne pour la reconstruction et le developpement (BERD) as an Associate Banker. Since 199, he has held various roles with the Budget division, including Deputy Director for budget summary and public finances from 2003 until 2007. From May 2007 until April 2011, he was an advisor to the Prime Minister, Francois Fillon, first in charge of the budget, and then of the budget, civil service and state reform. He is currently the Director of the French Budget for the Ministry of the Budget, Public Accounts and State Reform as of May 1, 2011. He has also been a Director of SNCF since May 24, 2011.

Alexandre Grillat

Mr. Alexandre Grillat has been an Employee Representative on the Board of Directors of Electricite de France SA since September 14, 2004, and is also Member of the Company’s Strategy, Audit and Ethics Committees. He is a graduate of the Ecole Superieure d'Electricite and has an advanced degree in Electrical Engineering. He began his career at Electricite de France SA in 1996, first at EDF Gaz de France Distribution, where he held various technical management, customer relations and sales positions, and then at the Strategy Division of the EDF group. He then worked in the office of the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Electricite de Strasbourg and then as Director of Research in the EDF Strategy Division. He is now a Representative of the Director of ERDF in Alsace Franche-Comte. He is sponsored by the CFE-CGC.

Bruno Lechevin

Mr. Bruno Lechevin has been a Representative of the French Government on the Board of Directors of Electricite de France SA since May 15, 2013. He is a graduate of IEP Paris. In March 2013, he became the Chairman of the french State's Environment and Energy Agency. He was on the Commission for Energy Regulation (CRE) from 2000 to 2008 and was then a deputy of the energy Ombudsman and a special advisor to the Chairman of the CRE.

Marie-Christine Lepetit

Ms. Marie-Christine Lepetit has been a Representative of the French Government on the Board of Directors of Electricite de France SA since May 7, 2012. She is also a Member of the Nuclear Commitments Monitoring Committee, Ethics Committee and Strategy Committee of the Company. She is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole Nationale d’Administration. In 1987, she joined the public finance auditing body, where she held audit and advisory roles. In 1991, she joined the Tax Management Office and was in charge of management control. In January 1995, she joined the staff of Prime Minister Alain Juppe as Technical Advisor on fiscal and macroeconomic studies and then on small and medium businesses fiscal affairs until 1997. She then pursued her career within the Tax Management Office to improve service quality. She was appointed as Director of Fiscal Legislation within the Ministry of Economy and Finance in January 2004 and was in charge of fiscal reform until 2012. At the same time, she co-chaired the work group in charge of welfare financing reform in 2006 and co-signed a report on climate and energy contribution. She also took part in the Committee for local authorities’ reform as Associate Director and was a Member of the Commission on public life code of conduct that was chaired by Lionel Jospin. Ms. Lepetit currently serves as Head of the Public Finance Auditing body within the e Ministry for the Economy and Finance as of March 12, 2012.

Philippe Maissa

Mr. Philippe Maissa has served as Employee Representative on the Board of Directors of Electricite de France SA since November 23, 2009. He is sponsored by the CGT union. He is also a Member of the Company's Ethics Committee. He graduated from Ecole Nationale Superieure des Industries Chimiques de Nancy. After holding positions in the chemical industry, then at the Charbonnages de France Studies and Research Center, he joined Electricite de France SA in 1994. He is currently an engineer in the field of combustion and boilers at EDF’s Thermal Engineering Center.

Marie-Helene Meyling

Ms. Marie-Helene Meyling has been an Employee Representative on the Board of Directors of Electricite de France SA since September 1, 2011. She is also a Member of the Company’s Audit Committee, Nuclear Commitments Monitoring Committee, Strategy Committee and Ethics Committee. She holds a degree in Communications from Universite Paris V and joined Electricite de France in 1982 to work in the communications department. She then held roles linked to the opening of electricity markets and support for renewable energies. She now works for the upstream/downstream optimization and trading division. In November 2012, she obtained the company director certification from Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris and Institut Francais des Administrateurs. She was a Member of the Works Council of EDF for four years. She is sponsored by CFDT.

Jean-Paul Rignac

Mr. Jean-Paul Rignac has been an Employee Representative on the Board of Directors of Electricite de France SA since November 7, 2007 and is also Member of the Company’s Strategy Committee. He received a Doctorate degree in Energy from the Institut National Polytechnique of Toulouse. He has been an Engineer-Researcher in the Research and Development Division at the Electricte de France SA Renardieres Center since March 1991, and currently works on energy efficiency in the industrial buildings field. He previously served for five years as Secretary of the Electricte de France SA Production Joint Committee Research and Development. He is sponsored by the CGT.

Pierre Sellal

Mr. Pierre Sellal has been a Representative of the French Government on the Board of Directors of Electricite de France SA since April 1, 2009. He is also a Member of the Company's Strategy Committee. He is a graduate of the Faculty of Law and Economic Sciences of Universite de Strasbourg and graduated from Ecole Nationale d’Administration. He began his career as Secretary of Foreign Affairs to the Directorate of the United Nations from 1977 to 1980, and then became Technical Advisor in the Office of the Minister of Foreign Trade (1980-1981). Advisor to the Permanent Representation of France to the European Communities in Brussels from 1981 to 1984, he then held the functions of Head of International Relations at the Ministry of Industrial Redeployment and Foreign Trade (Oil directorate) until 1985. At that time, he was appointed Deputy Secretary General SGCI (Interministerial Committee for issues of European Economic Cooperation), a position he held until 1990. Member of the working group charged with developing a future outlook of all the consequences of introducing the European single market from 1988 to 1990, he became Minister-Counsellor at the French Embassy in Rome in 1990, and then Minister-Counsellor, Deputy Permanent Representative for France to the European Union in Brussels from 1992 to 1997. In 1997, he was appointed Director of European Cooperation in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs before being appointed Chief of Staff of the Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1997 to 2002. Ambassador, Permanent Representative for France to the European Union in Brussels from 2002 until 2009, he was awarded the title of Ambassador of France in November 2008. Mr. Sellal is the Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs as of April 14, 2009. He is also a Member of the Supervisory Board of AREVA, and Director of Audiovisuel exterieur de la France (AEF), Ecole nationale d'administration and Institut du monde arabe, amongst others.

Maxime Villota

Mr. Maxime Villota has been an Employee Representative on the Board of Directors of Electricite de France SA since December 13, 2006 and is also Member of the Company's Audit Committee and Nuclear Commitments Monitoring Committee. He works at Electricite de France SA as Purchase Policy Coordinator at the Tricastin's CNPE mission for finance and industrial partnerships. He started working at Electricite de France SA in 1981 at the Dampierre en Burly nuclear plant, before joining the Tricastin nuclear center for electricity generation in 1987. He is sponsored by the CGT.

Philippe Crouzet

Mr. Philippe Crouzet has been an Independent Director of Electricite de France SA since November 23, 2009. He is also the Chairman of the Nuclear Commitments Monitoring Committee. He is a graduate of Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and of Ecole Nationale d’Administration. From 1981 until 1986, he was Auditor and then Counsel (Maitre des Requetes) at the Conseil d’Etat. He joined the Saint-Gobain group in 1986 as Head of Corporate Planning. Within this group, he was successively Managing Director of Papeteries de Condat (1989-1992), General Delegate to Spain and Portugal (1992-1996), President of the Building Division of the Glazing Branch (1996), President of the Ceramics and Plastic Division (1996-2000), Senior Vice-President in charge of Finance, Purchasing and Information Systems (2000-2005) and Senior Vice-President and President in charge of the Building Distribution sector (2005- 2009). He is the Chairman of the Management Board of Vallourec as of April 2009.

Mireille Faugere

Ms. Mireille Faugere has been an Independent Director of Electricite de France SA since November 23, 2009. She is also the Chairwoman of the Company's Ethics Committee. She is a graduate of Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) and began her career at SNCF in 1979, where she first held operational positions linked to the railway sector before joining the Research division. In 1989, she was entrusted with the mission to develop the TGV Mediterranee railway. In 1991, she was appointed Director of the Montparnasse railway station in Paris. In 1993, Ms. Faugere was appointed as responsible for the Strategy Department within the Economy, Strategy and Investment division. From 1996 until 2001, she was in charge of the Commercial and Marketing Department at the Grandes Lignes Direction. From 2001 until 2003, she was Managing Director of SNCF -Participations. From 2003 until 2010, she was a Member of the Executive Committee of SNCF and Managing Director of SNCF Voyages. As of September 2010, she is the Managing Director of Assistance publique - Hopitaux de Paris. She has also been a Director of Essilor International since May 2010, Vice Chairman of the Board of Association HEC since June 2011 and Director of Fondation l'Oreal since May 2012.

Michael Jay of Ewelme

Lord Michael Jay of Ewelme has been an Independent Director of Electricite de France SA since November 23, 2009. He is also a Member of the Company's Strategy Committee and Nominating and Remuneration Committee. He is a graduate of the Magdalen College (University of Oxford) and the School of Oriental and African studies (University of London). Following a career in the Foreign Office, he was British Ambassador in Paris from 1996 to 2001, Permanent Under-Secretary at the Foreign Office and Head of the Diplomatic service from 2002 to 2006. He was the Prime Minister’s Personal Representative for the G8 in 2005 and 2006. He has been a Crossbench Member of the House of Lords since 2006. He was appointed Chair of the House of Lords Appointments Commission in July 2008. He is a Member of the EU Sub-Committee on foreign, defence and development policy. He has been Member of the Board of Directors of Associated British Foods since 2006, Candover Investments since 2008, and Valeo SA since 2007. He is the Chairman of Merlin (International Medical NGO).

Bruno Lafont

Mr. Bruno Lafont has been an Independent Director of Electricite de France SA since May 20, 2008 and is also the Chairman of the Nominating and Remuneration Committee of the Company. Mr. Lafont graduated from Hautes Etudes Commerciales in 1977 and Ecole Nationale d'Administration in 1982, respectively. He began his career at Lafarge in 1983, serving in several positions in the Corporate Finance Division and internationally. In 1994, he was appointed Vice President Finance of the Group and joined the Group’s Executive Committee. In 1998, he was named Chairman of the plaster business. In May 2003 he was appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer and then elected to the Board on May 25, 2005. Appointed Chief Executive Officer on January 2006, he became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lafarge in May 2007. Since 2011, he has also been a Director of ArcelorMittal.

Pierre Mariani

Mr. Pierre Mariani has served as an Independent Director of Electricite de France SA since November 23, 2009. He is also the Chairman of the Company's Audit Committee. He is a graduate of HEC and of Ecole Nationale d’Administration, and a graduate in Law. From 1982 until 1986, he was an Inspector of Finances at the General Inspection of the Ministry of the Economy and Finance. From 1986 until 1988, he was in charge of the transport sector at the Budget Office of this ministry and then, from 1988 until 1992, Director of the Bureau de synthese et de politique budgetaire. From 1992 to 1993, he was Deputy Director in charge of the labour, employment, health and social security sector of the Ministry of the Economy and Finance. From 1993 until 1995, he was Chief of Staff of Nicolas Sarkozy, who was then the Budget Minister, and Government Spokesman in charge of communication. From 1995 until 1996, he was Managing Director of Societe Française d’Investissements Immobiliers et de Gestion. From 1996 until 1997, he was Managing Director and Member of the Management Board of Banexi and then, from 1997 until 1999, Chairman of the Management Board. From 1999 until 2003, he was Director of the International Retail Banking Services of the BNP Paribas group and then, from 2003 to 2008, he was General Manager of International Retail Banking and Financial Services. At the beginning of 2008, he was appointed Senior Executive Vice-President, Co-head of the Retail Banking, in charge of the International Retail Banking Services of BNP Paribas. In October 2008, he became Executive Director and Chairman of the Management Committee of Dexia. He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Dexia Asset Management and Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Pierre Mariani Consulting. Since 2011, he has also been a Director of Etablissement public de la Reunion des musees nationaux et du Grand Palais, and since February 2013, he has served as a Director of the Hellenic Financial Stability Fund.

Carine de Boissezon

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