REXEL : REXEL :Rexel appoints Catherine Guillouard as group Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Member of the

   REXEL : REXEL :Rexel appoints Catherine Guillouard as group Senior Vice
   President, Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Executive Committee

Rexel has announced  the appointment  of Catherine Guillouard  as Group  Chief 
Financial Officer, Group  Senior Vice  President and member  of the  Executive 
Committee, effective at the latest May 6, 2013.

Catherine Guillouard will join Rexel  from Eutelsat Communications, a  leading 
global satellite  operator,  which  she  joined in  2007  as  Chief  Financial 
Officer. Prior to  that, she worked  for Air France,  where she became  Senior 
Vice President  of Finance  in 2005  after holding  several senior  management 
positions. She began her career at the French Treasury.

Catherine Guillouard will succeed Michel Favre, who announced his decision  to 
step down in  October 2012 to  pursue new career  opportunities. Michel  Favre 
will remain  in his  post until  Catherine Guillouard's  arrival to  ensure  a 
smooth transition.

After joining Rexel,  Catherine Guillouard's  appointment as a  member of  the 
Group's Management  Board  will  be  submitted for  approval  to  the  Group's 
Supervisory Board.

Rudy Provoost, Chairman of the Management Board  and CEO of Rexel said: "I  am 
very pleased  to welcome  Catherine  Guillouard as  a  key member  of  Rexel's 
leadership team. Her management experience and financial acumen will be strong
assets for Rexel and of tremendous value in the implementation of the  Group's 
Energy in Motion company plan. I also would like to thank Michel Favre for his
contribution to Rexel over the past four  years. He has put in place a  strong 
finance function and created  a solid foundation  for Catherine Guillouard  to 
build upon."

Biographical information on Catherine Guillouard:
Catherine Guillouard has been Chief Financial Officer of Eutelsat and a member
of the Executive Committee since September 2007.

Prior to joining Eutelsat,  Ms. Guillouard held  various positions within  Air 
France. From 2005 to September 2007, she was Senior Vice President of Finance.
Prior to that,  she was Senior  Vice President of  Human Resources and  Change 
Management, Senior  Vice  President  of Flight  Operations,  and  Deputy  Vice 
President of Corporate Control.

She began her career in 1993 at the Treasury of the Ministry of Finance in the
Africa - CFA zone departmentand then in the Banking Affairs department.

Ms. Guillouard graduated from  the Institut d'Etudes  Politiques of Paris  and 
the École Nationale  d'Administration. She also  holds a post-graduate  degree 
(DESS) in European Union Law.

Ms. Guillouard is a Board member of Aéroports de Paris (ADP) and Technicolor.

Rexel, a  global leader  in  the distribution  of sustainable  and  innovative 
products and services for automation, technical supply and energy  management, 
addresses three main  markets -  industrial, commercial  and residential.  The 
Group supports customers around the globe, wherever they are, to create  value 
and run their businesses better. With a  network of some 2,300 branches in  37 
countries, and  over 31,000  employees, Rexel's  sales were  €13.4 billion  in 
2012. Its majority shareholders are an investor group led by Clayton, Dubilier
& Rice, Eurazeo and BAML Capital Partners.

Rexel is  listed on  the Eurolist  market of  Euronext Paris  (compartment  A, 
ticker RXL, ISIN code FR0010451203). It is included in the following  indices: 
SBF 120, CAC Mid  100, CAC AllTrade, CAC  AllShares, FTSE EuroMid,  FTSE4Good, 
STOXX600, STOXX Europe Sustainability and ASPI Eurozone.

For more information, visit Rexel's web site


Financial Analysts / Investors Press
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Rexel appoints Catherine Guillouard as Group Senior Vice President


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