Perette Rey joins the Board of Groupe Eurotunnel SA

  Perette Rey joins the Board of Groupe Eurotunnel SA

Business Wire

PARIS -- March 20, 2013


The Board of Groupe Eurotunnel SA (Paris:GET) appointed Perette Rey as an
independent director of the company at its meeting on 20 mars 2013. Perette
Rey replaces Mr Hugues Lepic who has stepped down from the Board. The Board is
very grateful for the excellent work he has achieved and for his valuable

As a result of this decision, the Board now includes four female Directors out
of 11, equivalent to 36% of the total. The new Board will therefore be
composed, together with its Chairman and Chief Executive Jacques Gounon, of
the following individuals: Mr Philippe Camu, Mrs Patricia Hewitt, Mrs Colette
Lewiner, Mrs Colette Neuville, Mr Robert Rochefort, Mrs Perette Rey, Mr
Jean-Pierre Trotignon, Mr Philippe Vasseur and Mr Tim Yeo.

Perrette Rey, 70, holds a doctorate in corporate law and a post-graduate
degree in economic management, both from the University of Paris I; she is a
graduate of the Paris political studies institute (IEP), the Paris institute
of business management (IAE) and the Paris centre for better management (CPA).
She started her career with SOVA, a mechanics, and metal business prior to
setting up her own business as a management, organisation and IT consultant
then becoming responsible for a management and IT publication. She joined the
Banques Populaires group where she was successively in charge of strategy,
budget, finance and IT and later an advisor to the chairman of the Banques
Populaires group. She was elected as a judge on the Paris commercial court in
1992, becoming in turn president of a chamber, vice-president and the first
woman (and to date the only woman for 450 years) to be elected president of
the Paris commercial court, then president of the general council of
commercial courts, between 2004 and 2008. She chaired the French observatory
for businesses in difficulty set up by the chamber of commerce and industry of
Paris-Ile-de-France. Since 2008, she is a member of the French state
shareholding commission.


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