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Appointments from October 1st, 2007

Rueil-Malmaison - 1 October 2007

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In view of Roger Martin’s retirement on 30 June 2008, Jacques Tavernier will take over as chairman of Eurovia at the beginning of 2008.

David Azéma’s appointment to the position of chief executive officer of VINCI Concessions, replacing Jacques Tavernier, will be proposed at the next VINCI Concessions Board of Directors meeting.

Henri Stouff, chairman and chief executive officer of Cofiroute, has been given responsibility for the supervision of VINCI’s three motorway networks, which are part of VINCI Concessions: ASF, ESCOTA and Cofiroute. He joins VINCI’s Executive Committee.

VINCI’s Executive Committee, chaired by Xavier Huillard, director and chief executive officer, comprises: - Roger Martin, senior executive vice-president
- Jacques Tavernier, senior executive vice-president
- Christian Labeyrie, executive vice-president and chief financial officer
- Pierre Coppey, executive vice-president and vice-president, corporate communications, human resources and synergies
- David Azéma, VINCI Concessions
- Henri Stouff, motorway concessions (VINCI Concessions)
- Richard Francioli, VINCI Construction
- Jean Rossi, VINCI Construction France
- Jean-Yves Le Brouster, VINCI Energies
- Jean-Luc Pommier, business development

Roger Martin
Senior executive vice-president of VINCI
Chairman and CEO of Eurovia
Born in 1943, Roger Martin is a graduate of the ESTP a civil engineering school and the CPA business school. He also has an MSc from the University of Berkeley. Roger Martin joined Bourdin Chaussé as a civil engineer in 1968. He became CEO of that company in 1985, and then chairman and CEO in 1988. He has been chairman and CEO of Eurovia since 1996. He was appointed executive vice-president of VINCI in 1997, and then senior executive vice-president of VINCI in April 2002.

Jacques Tavernier
Senior executive vice-president of VINCI
Born in 1950, Jacques Tavernier is an alumnus of the Ecole Polytechnique and graduated in engineering from the Ponts et Chaussées. He started his career at the Ministry for Infrastructure. Other positions included CEO of the urban development department of Sénart new town and infrastructure director for the Hauts de Seine département. Jacques Tavernier joined ASF as CEO in 1998. Since 2006, he has been CEO of VINCI Concessions and chairman and CEO of ASF.

David Azéma
Chief operating officer of VINCI Concessions
Born in 1960, David Azéma has a law degree and is a graduate of Sciences Po (political sciences institute in Paris) and the Ecole Nationale d’Administration. He started his career in 1987 as an auditor in the government accounting office. In 1993, after two years in the cabinet of France’s Minister of Employment, he joined SNCF, the French railway company, where he held positions as project manager reporting to the strategy department, advisor to the chairman and director of subsidiaries and investments. He moved to the UK to take up the position of chairman of ICRRL (Intercontinental and Regional Railways Limited) before becoming chairman and CEO of Eurostar Group Ltd, the subsidiary of SNCF, SNCB (Belgian railway company) and Eurostar UK that operates the Eurostar high-speed rail service. He joined VINCI in October 2002.

Henri Stouff
Chairman and CEO of Cofiroute
Born in 1944, Henri Stouff is an alumnus of the Ecole Polytechnique and a graduate of Centre des Hautes Etudes de la Construction. He started his career at Compagnie Industrielle de Travaux (Citra) from 1966 to 1977, moving to Dragages et Travaux Publics (a Screg subsidiary) from 1977 to 1986. He became managing director (1988), general manager and then chairman and CEO of Campenon Bernard, in addition to serving as executive vice-president of VINCI from 1997 to 2001. Henri Stouff was chairman and CEO of VINCI Construction Grands Projets from 2001 to 2004, and has been chairman and CEO of Cofiroute since 2004.