Composition of Board put to shareholder vote at AGM on 26 May 2010

At its meeting on Monday 22 March 2010, the Board agreed on the draft resolutions to be submitted to the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on 26 May 2010. These will shortly be published in the Bulletin des Annonces Légales Obligatoires (BALO) and on the Group’s website.

As all of the Directors’ mandates reach their term, the Board of Directors proposes to submit the nomination of four new directors, amongst them two representatives of the Group’s principal shareholder (17%), Goldman Sachs Infrastructure Partners, to shareholder approval.

The new Board to be proposed at the AGM will therefore be composed, together with its

Chairman and Chief Executive, Jacques Gounon, of the following individuals:

M. Pierre Bilger

M. Philippe Camu

Mme Patricia Hewitt

M. Hugues Lepic

Mme Colette Neuville

M. Robert Rochefort

M. Henri Rouanet

  1. Jean-Pierre Trotignon M. Philippe Vasseur

M. Tim Yeo

 

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Philippe Camu, 42, is Managing Director of Goldman Sachs, London. He manages the European activity of Goldman Sachs Infrastructure Partners, the Goldman Sachs fund for investment in Infrastructure. Philippe Camu began his career with Goldman Sachs in 1992 in the Corporate Finance department and joined the Real Estate Principal Investment department in 1997. He has run GSIP in Europe since its creation in 2006. He is a member of the GSIP investment committee and a director of Associated British Ports. He holds a degree in finance from HEC.

 

Patricia Hewitt, 62, was educated at Cambridge University and has been Labour Member of Parliament for Leicester West for 27 years (she is not standing for re-election in 2010). Patricia Hewitt first worked for Age Concern. She was Economic Secretary at the Treasury (1998-1999), then Minister for e-Commerce and Small Business at the DTI (1999-2001) and subsequently Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (2001-2005) and Secretary of State for Health (2005-2007). Amongst other roles, she is a director of British Telecom.

 

Hugues Lepic, 45, is Partner-Managing Director of The Goldman Sachs Group, inc., managing the Merchant Banking Division of Goldman Sachs in Europe. He is directly responsible for Private Equity and Distressed Investment in Europe. He is a member of the Executive Committee of Goldman Sachs in Europe and a member of the Investment, Risk and Strategy committees of the Merchant banking division of Goldman Sachs. Hugues Lepic started his career in 1990 in the Mergers and Acquisitions department of Goldman Sachs in New York, then London. He joined the Private Equities department in London in 1996, before being nominated as Managing Director in 1998 and associate Partner in 2000. Hugues Lepic was educated at the Ecole Polytechnique and holds an MBA from Wharton.

 

Jean- Pierre Trotignon, 59, was educated at the Ecole Polytechnique, and then became an Engineer at the Ponts et Chaussées and also holds an MSc from Berkeley.

He was deputy Chief Executive of Groupe Eurotunnel until May 2009.

He was Deputy Chief Executive of the Autoroutes du Sud de la France (1987-1992) and Chief Executive of Compagnie Signature SA (1992-1998). He joined the Caisse des Dépôts Développement (C3D) in 1998, where he was successively Chief Executive of Egis Projects SA (1998-2000), Chairman and Chief Executive of ISIS SA (1998-2001), Amministratore Delegato of Egis Italia S.p.A. (2000-2001), Directeur Délégué Europe Continentale de Transdev SA (Oct 2001-Jan 2003). In January 2003 he became Chief Executive of Ubifrance (until 2004). Alongside his responsibilities with Ubifrance and C3D, Jean-Pierre Trotignon was Chairman of the Port of Dunkirk from 1999-2003

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