Rueil-Malmaison (France), February 24, 2012: The Schneider Electric SA Supervisory Board, meeting on February 21, 2012, has decided to propose to reappoint Messrs. Léo Apotheker, Jérôme Gallot, Willy Kissling, Henri Lachmann, and Richard Thoman, members of the Supervisory Board, and to ratify the cooptation of Mr. Xavier Fontanet at the next Annual Shareholder’s Meeting.
According to the new statutory provisions on the age of members of the Supervisory Board, the new mandates of Messrs. Lachmann, Kissling, and Thoman will last for a period of two years only.
The Annual Shareholder’s Meeting of May 3, 2012 will also have to decide on the appointment of the member of the Supervisory Board representing the employee shareholders, as Mr. Claude Briquet’s term of appointment expires.
In view of the imminent expiration of the Management Board’s term of office (May 2, 2012), the Supervisory Board has also decided to reappoint its current Board members, Mr. Jean-Pascal Tricoire, Chairman of the Management Board and Mr. Emmanuel Babeau, member of the Management Board, for a further three year period.
Following the Annual Shareholder’s Meeting, and subject to the renewal of its term of appointment, the Supervisory Board plans to reappoint Mr. Henri Lachmann in his position as Chairman of the Supervisory Board.
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As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Utilities & Infrastructures, Industries & Machine Manufacturers, Non-residential Buildings, Data Centres & Networks and in Residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the Group’s 130,000 plus employees achieved sales of 22.4 billion euros in 2011, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy.