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Arnaud Lagardère appointed Chairman of EADS’ Board of Directors


Corporate & other activities, Finance

Paris, May 31, 2012

Arnaud Lagardère would like to thank all of EADS’ directors, who have appointed him Chairman of EADS’ Board of Directors following today’s shareholders’ meeting.

He wishes Tom Enders and Fabrice Brégier every success for the future in their roles as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of EADS and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Airbus respectively.

Arnaud Lagardère would also like to offer his sincere thanks to Bodo Uebber, Louis Gallois and their teams for their dedication and hard work, which have helped EADS to become the world’s leading aerospace company.

The Lagardère group was one of the main driving forces behind EADS’ creation, and has always supported EADS’ development and strategy as a major shareholder alongside the French state and its German partner Daimler.

As Chairman of EADS’ Board of Directors, Arnaud Lagardère intends to strongly pursue the development of this major European company, in the interests of its staff, customers and shareholders.

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