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Paris, 22 June 2007

Crédit Agricole has decided to redefine its sporting partnership policy. After supporting the team managed by Roger Legeay for the last ten years, Crédit Agricole and the team's general manager have agreed not to extend the contract beyond its current term of year-end 2008.

Even though it is too early to look back at what has been achieved, Crédit Agricole has been very pleased to work alongside Roger Legeay since August 1998.

This partnership was built on transparency, mutual trust and a permanent dialogue that has been rewarded with real excitement on the racing front. A French championship title, a world time record, numerous stage victories in the top races, the yellow jersey on the Tour de France, a victory in the team time trials and a green jersey on the Champs Elysées - are some remarkable achievements that have been the pride of the Group and its employees.

These results and the exemplary behaviour of the racers wearing Crédit Agricole's colours have definitely contributed to making the Green bank the leading brand name associated with cycling in the minds of the general public in France.

In many respects, cycling is a sport that conveys the fundamental values to which the Group is firmly attached. Therefore, Crédit Agricole will continue to support, beyond 2008, the major events in the French cycling calendar, such as the Coupe de France, as well as clubs, departmental and regional committees of the French cycling federation, are real sporting highlights for these regions.

Crédit Agricole will give full support to Roger Legeay so that he can ensure the continued survival of the Paris Cycle Club, soon to mark its thirtieth year of existence. It also hopes that the next 18 months will present opportunities for Crédit Agricole's racting team to provide the Group's employees and the team's fans with plenty of excitement.

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