BPCE : Groupe BPCE: Laurent Mignon is appointed as member of the management board of BPCE

 BPCE : Groupe BPCE: Laurent Mignon is appointed as member of the management
                                board of BPCE

Laurent Mignon is appointed as member of the management board of BPCE

Paris, February 18, 2013

BPCE's supervisory board met  on February 17, 2013  under the chairmanship  of 
Yves Toublanc, and appointed Laurent Mignon member of the management board  of 
BPCE, acting on  a proposal  from François  Pérol chairman  of the  management 
board of BPCE.  This appointment will  take effect  on the date  at which  the 
projected buy-back of  the the Cooperative  Investment Certificates (CCIs)  by 
the Banque Populaire banks and the Caisses d'Epargne announced on February 17.
Laurent Mignon  will continue  to serve  in his  capacity as  Chief  Executive 
Officer of Natixis.

Laurent Mignon, Chief Executive Officer of Natixis since May 2009, was General
Partner of Oddo & Cie, a French investment bank privately owned from September
2007 to May  2009. Before joining  Oddo &  Cie, Laurent Mignon  was the  Chief 
Executive Officer of  AGF France.  He joined AGF  in 1997  as Chief  Financial 
Officer and was nominated to be a  member of the Executive Committee in  1998. 
He was then in charge of the Group's activities in asset management,  banking, 
life insurance and credit insurance (Euler-Hermes group) before becoming Chief
Executive Officer.

Laurent Mignon is also Chairman of Coface and Natixis Global Asset Management,
a member of  the Board  of Sequana, a  member of  the Board and  of the  Audit 
Committee of Arkema and an independent Director of Lazard Ltd.

Laurent Mignon is a  member of BPCE's general  management committee since  May 

The other members of the management board remain unchanged: Jean-Yves  Forel, 
Daniel Karyotis  and  Anne Mercier-Gallay.  Apart  from the  management  board 
members,  the  group's  general   management  committee  includes   Marguerite 

Laurent  Mignon,  49  years  old,  is   a  graduate  of  HEC  (Hautes   Etudes 
Commerciales) and of the Stanford Executive Program.

About Groupe BPCE:
Groupe BPCE, the 2nd-largest banking group in France, includes two independent
and complementary  commercial  banking networks:  the  network of  19  Banques 
Populaires banks  and the  network  of 17  Caisses  d'Epargne. It  also  works 
through Crédit Foncier in  the area of  real estate financing.  It is a  major 
player in  corporate  & investment  banking,  asset management  and  financial 
services with Natixis. Groupe BPCE serves  more than 36 million customers  and 
enjoys a strong presence in France with 8,000 branches, 117,000 employees  and 
more than 8.6 million cooperative shareholders.

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Groupe BPCE; nomination of Laurent Mignon


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