Saint-Gobain Board of Directors Decides to Propose the Renewal of the Directorship of Pierre-André de Chalendar

    Saint-Gobain Board of Directors Decides to Propose the Renewal of the
                  Directorship of Pierre-André de Chalendar

PR Newswire

PARIS, November 21, 2013

PARIS, November 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

In preparation for the next Shareholders' General Meeting, on June 5, 2014,
and based on the recommendation of the Appointments, Compensation and
Governance Committee^[1], the Compagnie de Saint-Gobain Board of Directors,
meeting today, decided to propose the renewal of the directorship of
Pierre-André de Chalendar for another four years.

If the Shareholders' General Meeting approves the renewal, the Board of
Directors intends to reappoint Pierre-André de Chalendar as Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer of Compagnie de Saint-Gobain.

By this decision, the Board of Directors has renewed its trust in the ability
of Pierre-AndrédeChalendar and the management team to lead the Group in the
next stages of its development.

"I am extremely honoured by the Board of Directors' renewed confidence. Itis
a real privilege to lead the Group at this very important time for our
company. If our shareholders approve the decision, I will continue to work
with pride and enthusiasm, alongside the entire Saint-Gobain team, in order to
transform the Group, better serve our customers on a daily basis and provide
value to our shareholders," said Pierre-AndrédeChalendar.

About Saint-Gobain

Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets,
designs, manufactures, and distributes building materials, providing
innovative solutions to the challenges of growth, energy efficiency, and
environmental protection. With 2012 sales of €43.2 billion, Saint-Gobain
operates in 64 countries and has nearly 193,000employees. For more
information about Saint-Gobain, please visit


1. The Committee comprises four members, three of whom are independent
directors, and is tasked with making recommendations to the Board of Directors
whenever a directorship becomes vacant or is due to expire.

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