Nicolas Breteau named European Zone Managing Director

London – 27 April 2005. The Fimat Group, one of the world's leading global brokerage organizations and part of Société Générale Global Securities Services for Investors, has appointed Nicolas Breteau as European Zone Managing Director. Previously, Nicolas was head of Fimat in the UK, a responsibility that he will retain alongside the supervision of Fimat’s other European offices in France, Spain, Germany and Switzerland.

Alain Bozzi, vice chairman of the Fimat Group and previously in charge of the European entities, will now concentrate on reinforcing the global coordination and deployment of the Group’s support services activities.

Nicolas Breteau, alongside Cynthia Zeltwanger, zone managing director for the Americas and Wessel van der Scheer, zone managing director for Asia/Pacific, will report to Patrice Blanc, Chairman and CEO Fimat Group and to Alain Bozzi, Vice Chairman.

Commenting on his new responsibilities, Nicolas Breteau said "Our European network has evolved over the last few years and with increasing harmonization in the zone, I am confident that Fimat is ideally placed to boost its European business."

"These moves reflect the growing nature of Fimat’s business worldwide. In this world of ever-vanishing borders our local expertise remains invaluable. By leveraging on this expertise, we will be able to design new efficient and cost effective global solutions" added Alain Bozzi, Vice Chairman Fimat Group.

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