April 16, 2019 / 11:16 AM / a year ago

Total CEO says company pledges 100 million euro to rebuild Notre-Dame

FILE PHOTO: Total S.A. CEO Patrick Pouyanne attends the China Development Forum in Beijing, China, March 25, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

PARIS (Reuters) - French energy major Total will make a 100 million euro (£86.3 million) contribution to the reconstruction of the Notre-Dame cathedral, the company’s Chief Executive Officer Patrick Pouyanne said on Tuesday.

Total’s pledge joins that of billionaire businessman Bernard Arnault’s family and his LVMH luxury goods group and other French industry tycoons who have promised funds for the rebuilding of the cathedral.

Reporting by Bate Felix; editing by Richard Lough

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