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Paris, 21 January 2010
At a meeting on Thursday, 21 January, the board of directors of Crédit Agricole S.A. approved the appointment of Michel Mathieu as Deputy Chief Executive Officer.
Michel Mathieu will take responsibility for LCL and international retail banking from 1 March 2010, following the retirement of Bernard Mary.
Michel Mathieu began his career with Crédit Agricole in 1983, starting at the Caisse Régionale du Gard, where he was an analyst then in charge of legal affairs. In 1990, he was appointed Commitments Director before joining the Caisse Régionale du Midi as Deputy Chief Executive Officer in 1995.
He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Caisse Régionale du Gard in 1999 and also of the Caisse Régionale du Midi in 2005, ahead of these two Regional Banks merging. The merger was completed in 2007, creating the Caisse Régionale du Languedoc, with Michel Mathieu as its Chief Executive Officer.
Michel Mathieu has been a director of Crédit Agricole S.A. since 2008. He is a director of Banco Popolare Friuladria. He is also a member of the Bureau Fédéral de la Fédération Nationale du Crédit Agricole (FNCA).
Michel Mathieu is 51 years old and has a doctorate in corporate & business law.