Thales - Developments at the head of DCNS

PR Newswire/Les Echos/ 
> 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
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
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. 
Contacts Presse
Thales, Relations Médias
Alexandre Perra
+33 (0)1 57 77 86 26 
Agence des participations de l'Etat
Charlotte Neuvy
+33 (0)1 44 87 70 42 
GROUP COMMUNICATIONS - Thales - 45 rue de Villiers - 
92526 Neuilly-sur-Seine Cedex - France 
Tel.: +33(0)1 57 77 86 26 - 
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