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Stève Gentili appointed Chairman of the Supervisory Board of BPCE

At a meeting convened on December 11, 2013, the Supervisory Board of BPCE appointed Stève Gentili as its new Chairman, replacing in this position Yves Toublanc, who has been appointed Vice-Chairman. These appointments, which will be effective as of January 1st, 2014, comply with the rules of corporate governance laid down when BPCE was first created on July 31, 2009. The terms of office of Stève Gentili and Yves Toublanc will expire in mid-2015 when the entire membership of BPCE’s Supervisory Board will be renewed

Stève Gentili (64) has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bred Banque Populaire since 2004. He is also currently Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board of BPCE. Stève Gentili, who holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and business administration and a degree from the Collège des sciences sociales et économiques, began his career at the French Ministry of Finance. Until 2004, he was director of a major agribusiness company. In addition to his extensive knowledge of international trade, Stève Gentili provides the Board of Directors of Natixis with his experience in managing banking institutions. He is also an expert in relations between France and other French-speaking counties in his capacity as Chairman of the Economic Organization of the Summit of the Heads of State of French-speaking countries.

Yves Toublanc (67) became a member of the Steering & Supervisory Board of the Caisse d'Epargne des Alpes in 1993. In April 2003, he was appointed Chairman of the Board. In 2007, he was appointed Chairman of the Steering & Supervisory Board of the Caisse d’Epargne Rhône Alpes, a savings bank created from the merger between the Caisse d’Epargne Rhône-Alpes Lyon and the Caisse d’Epargne des Alpes.
Yves Toublanc began his career in 1972 in the Saint-Gobain Group where he held positions of responsibility in IT, management control and in the Finance Department. He also managed and turned around a number of Group subsidiaries. In 1982, he joined the Poliet Group, where he served for 12 years as Chairman of the Bollon Point P Company in Chambéry. In 1994, he took over and managed companies active in the transformation of cardboard, which were subsequently sold in 2001. In 2002, he created – and chaired until 2011 - Châtel Participations, a company specializing in the acquisition of equity interests in industrial companies.