Groupe BPCE elects Pierre Valentin Chairman of its Supervisory Board

PARIS, 26-6-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The Ordinary Shareholders Meeting of Groupe BPCE, convened today, approved the renewal of all 19 members of its Supervisory Board. The Board members then elected Pierre Valentin, who is also Chairman of the Steering and Supervisory Board of the Caisse d’Epargne de Languedoc Roussillon, to the position of Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Groupe BPCE, and appointed Steve Gentili, who also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of BRED-Banque Populaire, to the position of Vice-Chairman. The Management Board of Groupe BPCE, whose mandate runs until May 2017, remains unchanged.

The Supervisory Board of Groupe BPCE is comprised of 19 directors, elected for a term of 6 years.


 In addition to its Chairman, Pierre Valentin, the other 6 members nominated by the Fédération Nationale des Caisses d’Epargne are:


 Chairmen/women of Caisse d’Epargne Steering and Supervisory Boards:

– Catherine Amin-Garde – Caisse d’Epargne Loire Drôme Ardèche

– Astrid Boos – Caisse d’Epargne Alsace

– Françoise Lemalle – Caisse d’Epargne Côte d’Azur

– Nicolas Plantrou – Caisse d’Epargne Normandie


Chairmen/women of Caisse d’Epargne Management Boards:

– Stephanie Paix – Caisse d’Epargne Rhône-Alpes

– Didier Patault – Caisse d’Epargne Ile de France


In addition to the Vice-Chairman, Steve Gentili, the other 6 members nominated by the Fédération Nationale des Banques Populaires are:


Chairmen of Banque Populaire Boards of Directors:

– Thierry Cahn – Banque Populaire Alsace Lorraine Champagne

– Pierre Desvergnes – CASDEN Banque Populaire

– Michel Grass – Banque Populaire Bourgogne Franche-Comté

– André Joffre – Banque Populaire du Sud


Chief Executive Officers of Banque Populaire banks:

– Catherine Halberstadt – Banque Populaire Massif Central

– Yves Gevin – Banque Populaire Rives de Paris


The three independent directors appointed on the proposal of the Appointments Committee, remain unchanged. These are:

– Maryse Aulagnon, Chairwoman and CEO – Affine Group

– Marwan Lahoud, Chief Strategy and International Marketing Officer – Airbus GROUP

– Marie-Christine Lombard, Chairwoman of the Executive Board – GEODIS


The two employees’ representatives, appointed by the trade unions representing Group employees are:

– Vincent Gontier, CFDT

– Frédéric Hassaine, CFE-CGC


The following were also appointed ascenseurs (non-voting members):

– Gonzague de Villèle – Chief Executive Officer of Banque Populaire Val de France

– Pascal Marchetti – Chief Executive Officer of Banque Populaire des Alpes

– Pierre Carli – Chairman of the Management Board of Caisse d’Epargne Midi-Pyrenees

– Alain Lacroix – Chairman of the Management Board of Caisse d’Epargne Provence-Alpes-Corse

On this occasion, Pierre Valentin said: “I am both pleased and proud to be appointed Chairman of the Supervisory Board at a time when the Group – which has significantly strengthened its financial structures in recent years – has yet to meet new challenges of a regulatory, commercial and technological nature. I am deeply confident in the ability of our management teams to continue to take full advantage of the cooperative strengths of our banks boasting strong roots at a local and regional level and working exclusively for the benefit of our clientele of individual customers, companies and local authorities.”

About Groupe BPCE
Groupe BPCE, the 2nd-largest banking group in France, includes two independent and complementary cooperative commercial banking networks: the network of 18 Banque Populaire banks and the network of 17 Caisses d’Epargne. It also works through Crédit Foncier in the area of real estate financing. It is a major player in Wholesale Banking, asset management and financial services with Natixis. Groupe BPCE serves more than 36 million customers and enjoys a strong presence in France with 8,000 branches, 108,000 employees and more than 8.9 million cooperative shareholders.

Groupe BPCE press contacts
Sabine Baudin: 33 (0)1 58 40 47 62 / 33 (0)6 22 83 19 44
Anne-Laure Declaye: 33 (0)1 58 40 61 79 / 33 (0)6 20 09 10 44
Marie de Clercq: 33 (0) 1 58 40 59 26 / 33 (0)6 35 20 96 12


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