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Paris - July 25th, 2007

Calyon Credit Agricole CIB is pleased to announce the appointment of James (Jim) Siracusa as Global Head of Debt Capital Markets and Securitisation as of today, July 25th 2007. Based in London, Jim will report to Guy Laffineur, Global Head of Fixed Income and Member of the Calyon Executive Committee.

Jim Siracusa joins from Dresdner Kleinwort where he was a Member of the Executive Committee and of the Operating Committee for Global Banking. In his 8+ years at Dresdner Kleinwort, he had several roles, the most recent being Co-head of Client Coverage. Prior to joining DKIB in 1998, he was Global Head of Primary Markets at BNP Paribas, responsible for all bond and private placement origination as well as all fixed income syndicate and primary trading.

In his new role, Jim will be in charge of origination for classical Debt Capital Markets across all asset classes, including Emerging Markets, which will be a major focus for Calyon going forward. He will also be responsible for Securitisation, Debt Principal Finance and Client Solutions (covering both Hybrid Capital and Capital Structure advice for the Bank's clients).

51 years old, Jim Siracusa has a MBA International Business of Georgia State University.

About Calyon Fixed Income markets (FIM)
Fixed Income Markets is organised into 6 products lines - treasury, interest rate derivatives, foreign exchange, commodities, debt capital markets (bond origination, securitisation & high yield) and credit markets & CDOs. The Debt Capital Markets (DCM) product line provides Calyon clients with the full range of debt products, from plain vanilla to customised (high yield and structured ABS).

Relying on highly specialised professionals (around 200) based in the major financial centres (London, Paris, New York, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Madrid), DCM proposes a competitive and customised approach to match clients' needs for more added value product (hybrid capital, IAS deconsolidating securitisation). In terms of clients' scope, Origination teams advise more than 500 issuers among which Sovereigns, Public Institutions, Financials as well as Corporates.

As of 2007, DCM ranked No6 in All Supranational bonds in Euros, No7 in all sovereign bonds in Euros, No. 11 in the Euro-denominated All-Bonds League Table (Thomson Financial, June 30, 2007), No. 8 in the Euro ABS/MBS League Table (Thomson Financial B16G, January 1 to June 30, 2007), No. 3 for the Non SIV/Securities/Repo Vehicles issuances (CP Ware, January 1 to June 30, 2007) and No. 8 in All European high yield issuers leagues tables (Thomson Financial July 7, 2007),