Veolia Environnement : François Bertreau is appointed Chief Operating Officer

  Veolia Environnement :François Bertreau is appointed Chief Operating

Business Wire

PARIS -- November 19, 2012

Regulatory News:

François Bertreau joins Veolia Environnement (Paris:VIE) and has been
appointed Chief Operating Officer of Veolia Environnement, effective December
1st, 2012.

François Bertreau will be responsible for accelerating the company’s
transformation, in line with the strategy announced by Antoine Frérot,
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, in December 2011. Mr. Bertreau will be
in charge of putting in place the company’s new organizational structure,
industrializing its processes and introducing the cost-saving measures that
will result in the new Veolia.

François Bertreau, 57, holds an MBA from INSEAD. He began his career as an
account manager with Crédit National in 1981 and then joined the Boston
Consulting Group in 1985. He moved to Technal, a subsidiary of the Alcan
group, in 1988, and became Managing Director in 1991. In 1996, he was
appointed Director of Business Development and Marketing Strategy for Aster,
the special steels branch of Usinor. In 1998, Mr. Bertreau joined the Norbert
Dentressangle group as Managing Director of the Logistics Division and in 2008
was appointed Chairman of the company’s Executive Board and Chief Executive
Officer. He saw through the transformation of the Norbert Dentressangle
group’s businesses and its international expansion.

Veolia Environnement (Paris Euronext: VIE and NYSE: VE) is the worldwide
reference in environmental solutions. With more than 330,000 employees the
company has operations all around the world and provides tailored solutions to
meet the needs of municipal and industrial customers in four complementary
segments: water management, waste management, energy management and passenger
transportation. Veolia Environnement recorded revenue of €29.6 billion* in

* Excluding VeoliaTransdev revenues currently under divestment

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