IPSOS : IPSOS: Ipsos Board of Directors welcomes new Independent Director

  IPSOS : IPSOS: Ipsos Board of Directors welcomes new Independent Director

Paris, 24 January  2013 -  At a  meeting of Ipsos'  Board of  Directors on  10 
January 2013, the Board approved the appointment of Mary Dupont-Madinier as  a 
Director of the Company. She replaces  Wladimir Mollof, who has resigned,  for 
the  remainder  of  his  mandate,  that  is  up  to  the  General  Meeting  of 
Shareholders held to approve  accounts for the financial  year to 31  December 

Mary Dumont-Madinier, 57, has joint French and American nationality and  holds 
a BA from Rutgers University in the  USA and a Masters from George  Washington 
University. She  is  currently  a  partner in  Valtus  Transition,  a  company 
specialising in Interim Executive Management.

Mary Dupont-Madinier began her professional career with Thalès in New York and
then in Paris, as Deputy Director and then Commercial Director. She went on to
join Cable & Wireless  in London, where she  became Vice President, Desktop  & 
Intranet Services. In  2002, she joined  EDS (Hewlett Packard)  in Chicago  as 
Vice President, Client Executive.

On returning to France in 2007,  Mary Dupont-Madinier was appointed by  Thalès 
Raytheon Systems as Vice President, Business Development. In 2011 she acted as
a advisor  and  business  angel  to two  start-ups,  and  then  joined  Valtus 
Transition in January 2012.

The appointment of Mrs Dupont-Madinier  brings greater diversity to the  Board 
of Directors of  Ipsos. Her co-option  as a  Director of the  Company will  be 
submitted for  the  approval of  the  next General  Meeting  of  Shareholders. 
Besides, Ipsos' Board  of directors wishes  to thank Wladimir  Mollof for  his 
active contribution during his mandate.

Jean-Marc Lech  and Didier  Truchot warmly  welcomed the  appointment of  Mary 
Dupont-Madinier as an Independent Director: "Thanks to the rich variety of her
skills and the international nature of her career, our new Director will bring
extra added value to the Board's considerations.

Olivier Cimelière, Corporate Communications Director
olivier.cimeliere@ipsos.com / +33 (0)1 41 98 90 03

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