BUREAU VERITAS :Co-option of Pascal Lebard as a member of the Board

Neuilly-sur-Seine, FRANCE

Co-option of Pascal Lebard as a member of the Board of Bureau Veritas

Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, December 13, 2013 - At the board meeting held on December 13, 2013, Barbara Vernicos informed the Board of Directors of Bureau Veritas of her decision to leave the Board due to her professional obligations in Greece. The Board of Directors of Bureau Veritas thanks her for her contribution over the past two and a half years as a member of the Board and Audit Committee.

In addition, the Board co-opted Pascal Lebard, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sequana, as a member of the Board, from this date and for the duration of  Barbara Vernicos's remaining mandate, until the end of the Annual Shareholders' Meeting that will take place to review the 2014 fiscal year statements.

Pascal Lebard has been named an independent member of the Board by the Board of Directors with respect to the criteria of the AFEP/MEDEF Code.


Pascal Lebard
51 years old, French nationality

Pascal Lebard is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sequana and CEO of Antalis and Arjowiggins. He is also a member of the Board of Club Méditerranée and of Lisi, and member of the Supervisory Board of CEPI (Confederation of European Paper Industries). He was a member of the Board of SGS between 2004 and 2009.

Graduated from EDHEC, Pascal Lebard began his career as account manager for Crédit Commercial de France (1986-1989) then as Associate Director of 3i SA (1989-1991). In 1991 he became Director of Ifint, later known as Exor Group (part of the Agnelli Group).  In 2003, he joined Worms & Cie (later known as Sequana in 2005) as member of the Supervisory Board (2003-2004) then Chairman of the Management Board (2004-2005). In 2005 he became Managing Director of Sequana and was appointed as Chairman and CEO in June 2013.


About Bureau Veritas

Bureau Veritas is a world leader in conformity assessment and certification services. Created in 1828, the Group has more than 60,000 employees in around 1,330 offices and laboratories located in 140 countries. Bureau Veritas helps its clients to improve their performances by offering services and innovative solutions in order to ensure that their assets, products, infrastructure and processes meet standards and regulations in terms of quality, health and safety, environmental protection and social responsibility.
Bureau Veritas is listed on Euronext Paris and belongs to the Next 20 index.
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