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Paris, 22 June 2009 - Crédit Agricole S.A. is pleased to announce the appointment of Sir David Li, Pierre Reichstul and Matthias Warnig to the group's International Advisory Board.

Sir David Li joined the Bank of East Asia in 1969, becoming Chief Executive in 1981 and Chairman in 1997. He is currently a member of the Legislative Council, elected in the functional constituency of Finance in 2004. He is also the current Pro-Chancellor of the University of Hong Kong.

Since January 2007, Philippe Reichstul has been Chairman of Brenco-Companhia Brasileira de energia Renovavel- and member of the Board of Directors of Repsol and of the Supervisory Board of PSA Peugeot Citroën.

Matthias Warnig has nearly 20 years experience in international banking, including as Chairman and Chief Executive of Dresdner Bank's operations in Russia. Since 2006, Matthias Warnig has been Managing Director of Nord Stream AG, the consortium of Russian and European energy companies set up to plan, build and operate a natural gas pipeline from Russia to Europe through the Baltic Sea.

Commenting on his appointment, Sir David Li said: “I'm honoured and it is a great pleasure to accept my appointment as member of the Advisory Board of Crédit Agricole S.A.. I very much look forward to working with all illustrious members of the Board.”

Commenting on his appointment, Philippe Reichstul said: “ I'm pleased and honoured to be appointed at the International Advisory Board of Crédit Agricole S.A., one of the most important banks in Europe”.

Commenting on his appointment, Matthias Warnig said: "The Crédit Agricole group has become one of Europe's leading financial service providers. I am honoured to be appointed to the International Advisory Board of Crédit Agricole S.A. and look forward to bringing my own international banking perspectives to the Board at this critical time for the banking industry."

René Carron, Chairman of Crédit Agricole S.A. congratulated Sir David Li, Pierre Reichstul and Matthias Warnig on their appointment: “We are very pleased to welcome Sir David Li, Philippe Reichstul and Matthias Warnig to Crédit Agricole S.A.'s International Advisory Board. We will clearly benefit from their experience and extensive knowledge of their respective markets.”

Note to editors:
The creation of the IAB was decided by Credit Agricole in 2008 and it held its first meeting in December 2008, in Paris. Its main objective is to bring together top-ranking people from various sectors and geographies, in order to have them discuss with the top-management of the bank and then benefit from their views for some global issues and challenges that the bank faces. The second one is to create and develop a net-working support for the bank's operations in the different geographies from where the IAB Members come.

International membres are :
Lord Douro, Administrator of Richemont,(UK)
Ricardo Salgado, Chairman of Banco Espirito Santo (Portugal)
Girish Paranjpe, Joint CEO de Wipro (Inde)
Mathias Warnig, CEO of Nordstream (Allemagne,Russie)
Yasseen Mansour, Chairman MMID (Egypte)
Duncan Goldie-Morrison, Chairman of Newedge (USA)
Sir David Li, Chairman of Bank of East Asia (Hong Kong)
Philippe Reichstul, Chairman de Brenco, (Brésil)

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