Board of Directors Committees

Committees Composition Missions
Audit Committee - Maryse Aulagnon,
  Chairperson of the
  committee
- Solenne Lepage
- Jean-François
  Dehecq
- Cornelis van Lede
- Christian Magne
- Bernard Pédamon
The Audit Committee's principal missions are to review the interim and annual consolidated financial statements in order to inform the Board of Directors of their content, ensure that they are reliable and exhaustive and that the information they contain is high quality, including the forecasts provided to the shareholders and the market.
Remuneration Committee - Leo van Wijk,
  Chairman of the
  committee
- Patricia Barbizet
- Isabelle Bouillot
- Jaap de Hoop Scheffer
- Jean-Dominique Comolli
The Remuneration Committee is primarily responsible for submitting recommendations for the level of and changes to the remuneration of executive directors. It may also be asked to give an opinion on the compensation of the Group's senior executives, as well as on any possible stock subscription or purchase option plan policies.
Appointments Committee  Jean François Dehecq,     
 Chairman of the
  committee
- Patricia Barbizet
- Jean-Dominique Comolli
- Cornelis van Lede
The Appointments Committee is responsible for proposing candidates to serve as members of the Board of Directors as well as to replace executive directors, particularly in the event of unforeseen vacancies.

On March 26, 2009, on the occasion of the change in its internal regulations, the Board decided to disband the Strategy Committee. In effect, the latter had not met since 2007 and the Group's strategy is now being presented directly to the Board of Directors notably during the annual meeting dedicated to strategy.