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Thales - Developments at the head of DCNS

PR Newswire/Les Echos/  PRESS RELEASE  > Paris, 2 July 2014 Developments at the head of DCNS  Patrick Boissier, Chairman and CEO of DCNS, has informed its main shareholders, the French State (through the Agence des participations de l'Etat) and Thales, that he intends to ask the Board of Directors to cut short his term, 5 months before the end of his tenure, to provide clarity on the designation of his successor, hence setting the proper conditions for the Company to prepare its future.  Shareholders acknowledged this decision, which reflects Patrick Boissier's commitment to the Company's interests, and have thanked him for the work  carried out and the results achieved during his tenure.  Following a selection process conducted by the Nomination Committee of DCNS, Hervé Guillou will be proposed as his successor at the July 23 Board Meeting. The Board's proposal will then be sent to the French President, as the decision to appoint the Chairman and CEO of DCNS rests with him and is issued by decree.  About Thales Thales is a global technology leader in the Aerospace, Transportation and Defence & Security markets. In 2013, the company generated revenues of  EUR14.2 billion with 65,000 employees in 56 countries. With its 25,000  engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design, develop  and deploy equipment, systems and services that meet the most complex security requirements. Thales has an exceptional international footprint, with  operations around the world working with customers and local partners.  www.thalesgroup.com  Contacts Presse Thales, Relations Médias Alexandre Perra +33 (0)1 57 77 86 26 alexandre.perra@thalesgroup.com  Agence des participations de l'Etat Charlotte Neuvy +33 (0)1 44 87 70 42 charlotte.neuvy@ape.finances.gouv.fr  GROUP COMMUNICATIONS - Thales - 45 rue de Villiers -  92526 Neuilly-sur-Seine Cedex - France  Tel.: +33(0)1 57 77 86 26 - www.thalesgroup.com                     The content and accuracy of news releases published on this site and/or  distributed by PR Newswire or its partners are the sole responsibility of the  originating company or organisation. Whilst every effort is made to ensure the  accuracy of our services, such releases are not actively monitored or reviewed  by PR Newswire or its partners and under no circumstances shall PR Newswire or  its partners be liable for any loss or damage resulting from the use of such  information. All information should be checked prior to publication. 
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