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Arnaud Lagardère designated


Corporate & other activities

Amsterdam/Paris, March 28th, 2003

EADS’ Board of Directors has designated Arnaud Lagardère as Chairman of the Board of Directors. The installation will come into effect with his appointment as director by EADS’s next general assembly due to be held on May 6, 2003.

During the Board of directors’ meeting held on March 27, the French Sogeade (Société de Gestion de l’Aéronautique de la Défense et de l’Espace), which brings together the vested interests of the French State and the Lagardère group on a parity basis, i.e. about 30 % of the total capital of EADS nominated Arnaud Lagardère as the successor to Jean-Luc Lagardère, in the capacity of director and Chairman of EADS’ Board of directors.

The other Chairman of EADS’ Board of directors is Manfred Bischoff, appointed by the DaimlerChrysler group which also holds about 30 % of EADS’ capital.

EADS’ two executive Chairman are Philippe Camus and Rainer Hertrich.

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