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, 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-André de Chalendar 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. It is 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-André de Chalendar.
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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.
Sophie CHEVALLON +33-1-47-62-30-48
Susanne TRABITZSCH +33-1-47-62-43-25
Gaetano TERRASINI +33-1-47-62-32-52
Vivien DARDEL +33-1-47-62-44-29
Alexandra BAUBIGEAT +33-1-47-62-30-93