RNS Number : 7946Y
09 September 2009
Komercni banka, a.s. http://www.kb.cz/en
Prague 1, Na Prikope 33, building identification number 969, Post Code 114 07
Identification No.: 45 31 70 54
incorporated in the Commercial Register maintained with the Municipal Court in Prague,
section B, insert 1360
Pursuant to Prague Stock Exchange Rules part III annex Harmonogram subsection E(k) Komercni banka, a.s. discloses:
Henri Bonnet elected Komerční banka's new Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Prague, 9 September 2009 - Today, Komerční banka's Supervisory Board elected Mr Henri Bonnet to the Board of Directors with effect from 10 September 2009. Subsequently, Komerční banka's Board of Directors elected Mr Henri Bonnet as the Chairman of the Board of Directors and appointed him as the Chief Executive Officer with effect from the same day. The Czech National Bank has assessed Mr Henri Bonnet's professional competence, credibility and experience and granted its consent to Mr Henri Bonnet holding the position of a member of the Board of Directors of Komerční banka, a.s.
Henri BONNET (60) holds a Law Degree from Poitiers University. He has held a variety of post within the Société Générale Group, both in the international network (South Korea, Brazil, and Germany) as well as the Corporate Banking Division. In 1997, he was appointed Country Manager for Germany. In 2001, he was appointed Executive Vice President, Deputy Head of the Specialised Financial Services within the Société Générale Group. Mr Bonnet will continue to serve on the Société Générale Group's Management Committee.
Henri Bonnet replaces the current Chairman and CEO, Laurent Goutard (48), who will take the position of head of the French Distribution Network and deputy head of retail banking in France (BDDF) within Société Générale Group in Paris, with effect from 1 November 2009. Mr Goutard will also continue to serve on the Société Générale Group's Management Committee.
With effect from 11 September 2009, Henri Bonnet will also replace Laurent Goutard as the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Modrá pyramida stavební spořitelna, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Komerční banka.
Komerční banka's Supervisory Board also re-elected Peter Palečka (49) today to Komerční banka's Board of Directors for another four-year term of office, with effect from 7 October 2009.
Peter Palečka was born in 1959. He has been with Komerční banka since 1998, serving on KB's Board of Directors since 1999. Previously he worked at the Federal Ministry of Foreign Trade and also served as the Czech Republic's permanent representative to the World Trade Organisation in Geneva. Peter Palečka also holds the position of Vice President of the French-Czech Chamber of Commerce.
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