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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Francois Riahi

46 2018 Chairman of the Board

Xavier Durand

55 2016 Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Management Board

Carine Pichon

46 Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Management Board, Member of the Executive Board

Nicolas Garcia

Member of the Management Board, Member of the Executive Board, Group Commercial Director

Carole Lytton

2018 Member of the Executive Board - General Secretary

Cyrille Charbonnel

2018 Member of the Executive Board - Underwriting and Claims Director

Nicolas de Buttet

2018 Member of the Executive Board - Transformation Office Director

Katarzyna Kompowska

Member of the Executive Board - Northern Europe Region

Antonio Marchitelli

Member of the Executive Board - CEO Western Europe Region

Keyvan Shamsa

56 2018 Director of Business Technology, Member of the Executive Board

Thibault Surer

54 2016 Member of the Executive Board, Director of Strategy and Development

Oscar Villalonga

52 2019 Member of the Executive Board - North America Region

Jean Arondel

68 Director

Jean-Paul Dumortier

70 Director

Daniel Karyotis

58 2017 Director

Isabelle Rodney

53 2016 Director

Anne Salle-Mongauze

53 2016 Director

Eric Hemar

55 2014 Independent Director

Isabelle Laforgue

38 2017 Independent Director

Nathalie Lomon

48 2017 Independent Director

Sharon MacBeath

50 2014 Independent Director

Olivier Zarrouati

60 2014 Independent Director

Thomas Jacquet

2018 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Francois Riahi

Mr. Francois Riahi has been Chairman of the Board of Coface SA since June 15, 2018. He is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Natixis and a member of the BPCE Board. He is a graduate of the Ecole centrale de Paris school of engineering, the Paris Institute of Political Science (Sciences Po) and the Stanford Executive Program, and is a former student of the Ecole nationale d’administration (ENA). He began his career as an Inspecteur des Finances (auditor) at the Inspection Generale des Finances. In March 2009, he joined the BPCE group first as Deputy CEO and Chief Strategy Officer and then Head of Corporate & Investment Banking’s Asia Pacific Platform for Natixis. In 2016, he joined Natixis’ General Management Committee as Co-Head of Corporate Banking. Between January 2018 and June 2018, he was Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of BPCE, in charge of Finance, Strategy and Corporate Secretariat.

Xavier Durand

Mr. Xavier Durand has been Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Management Board of COFACE SA since February 9, 2016. He is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees. He started his career in 1987 in the consultancy firm, The Mac Group (Gemini Consulting) before joining the Sovac Real Estate Bank in 1994 as deputy CEO. In 1996, Xavier Durand joined GE Capital, where he led an international career, first in Chicago as Director of Strategy and Growth of the finance division of the Global Auto business, then in France, first as CEO Sales & Development of GE Money Bank France, then CEO France, and subsequently of GE Capital’s European banking activities. In 2011, he was named CEO of GE Capital Asia-Pacific, based in Japan. He was appointed GE Capital’s Director of Strategy and Growth, based in London, at the end of 2013.

Carine Pichon

Ms. Carine Pichon is Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Management Board, Member of the Executive Board at Coface SA. She is a graduate in corporate finance of Ecole superieure de commerce de Rouen and of the University of Regensburg (Germany). After having worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she held the title of Mission Director for Insurance, she joined the Group in 2001 as Consolidation Supervisor. After serving as Chief Financial Officer for Coface in France, she became Chief Financial Officer for the entire Group in 2013. The Group Risk Department has been reporting to her since November 30, 2015. On November 2, 2015, the Board of Directors decided to appoint her as the Company’s effective manager under the Solvency II Regulation.

Nicolas Garcia

Carole Lytton

Cyrille Charbonnel

Nicolas de Buttet

Katarzyna Kompowska

Antonio Marchitelli

Keyvan Shamsa

Mr. Keyvan Shamsa has been appointed Director of Business Technology and Member of the Executive Committee of Coface SA as of November 13, 2018. He holds a doctorate in IT systems. Mr. Shamsa began his career at Credit Lyonnais Corporate and Investment Banking in 1991 as part of the Information Systems team, responsible for the development and integration of the various trading and market risk systems worldwide. In 2000, he was appointed IT Director of Credit Lyonnais Asset Management (today Amundi). In 2005, he joined Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking in New York as Head of Corporate Information Systems at Corporate and Investment Banking for the Americas. In 2008, he joined BNP Paribas Asset Management in Paris as Director of Information Systems, where he also held other management positions over the last ten years.

Thibault Surer

Mr. Thibault Surer has served as Executive Board Member and Director of Strategy and Development and member of the Executive Committee since June 13, 2016 at Coface S.A. He began his career in 1987 at Eurosuez-Euroventures. He then completed a course of 15 years at the consulting firm McKinsey & Company where he held positions in international and highly managerial dimension, as a partner of the poles of skills Financial Institutions and Transportation and Logistics. Partner in the private equity fund Astorg Partners from 2010 to 2015, he played a key role in the restructuring of Gras Savoye, the leading French insurance broker. He graduated from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC), alumnus of the London Business School and the Stockholm School of Economics.

Oscar Villalonga

Mr. Oscar Villalonga has been appointed Member of the Executive Board - North America Region at Coface SA as of March 11, 2019. He has more than 20 years` experience in senior leadership positions in the financial services industry. He spent most of his career in GE Capital, which he joined in 1996, attaining the role of President & COO for Puerto Rico and the Caribbean basin. In 2005, he moved to GE Capital`s headquarters in the US, as Managing Director of the Enterprise Client Group, and became Managing Director of Strategic Pricing & Capital Allocation for the Americas in 2009. In 2010, Mr. Villalonga was appointed Commercial Leader and Senior Managing Director for Corporate Finance, and more recently led the project financing platform for GE`s Distributed Energy Resources projects. He holds a degree in Business Administration from Universidad de Puerto Rico.

Jean Arondel

Mr. Jean Arondel is Board Member of Coface SA. He is also Chairman of the Steering and Supervisory Board, Caisse d'Epargne Loire-Centre. He graduated from HEC. has served in executive functions within various companies of the manufacturing, cosmetics and financial sectors, and was also a director at Natixis Lease.

Jean-Paul Dumortier

Mr. Jean-Paul Dumortier is Board Member of Coface SA. He graduated from Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris and from Ecole Nationale d'Administration. He is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of Banque Populaire Rives de Paris. After starting his career in the financial sector, he became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Fonciere Paris France from 2005 to 2012, and has been director of Banque Populaire Rives de Paris since 2004.

Daniel Karyotis

Mr. Daniel Karyotis has been Director of Coface SA since February 8, 2017. He is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Banque Populaire Auvergne Rhône Alpes. He graduated from Sciences Po Paris with a Master’s degree in econometrics and has a degree from Sorbonne University’s Centre de Perfectionnement d’Analyse Financiere in Paris. Daniel Karyotis is also a member of the Societe Francaise des Analystes Financiers (SFAF). After commencing his career with Societe Generale in the financial markets from 1985 to 1987, he went on to hold financial analyst positions at Standard & Poor’s. He then joined Caisse d’Epargne Champagne Ardennes (CECA), where he occupied various senior management positions from 1992 to 1997. He sat on the Board of Caisse d’Epargne du Pas de Calais from 1998 to 2001 and was Chairman of the Board of CECA from 2002 to 2007. In 2007, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Banque Palatine until 2012, when he was appointed member of the Board of BPCE in charge of Finance, Risks and Operations, a position he occupied until 2016.

Isabelle Rodney

Ms. Isabelle Rodney has been Director of COFACE SA since November 3, 2016. She is Member of Risk Committee. She has been a member of the Board of Caisse d’Epargne Cote d’Azur since August 2008. She is in charge of the finance and expertise division and oversees in this respect the Financial Department, the Accounting and Tax Department, the Commitments and Recovery Department as well as the Banking Back Office Department. A graduate of the Paris Ecole supérieure de commerce and the Stanford Executive Program, holder of a degree in business law and an actuary diploma, she worked between 1986 and 1993 as broker, trader and treasurer in various financial organisations (Coficoba, BMF, Casden Banque Populaire). Inside the Banque Populaire group, she was later appointed Sub-Director in the Casden group, in charge of the Treasury, ALM, planning and Management Control. In 2001, she joined the Caisse nationale des Caisses d’Epargne (CNCE), where she held the position of Director of the Planning and ALM Department. She then was appointed Director of the Financial Performance Department in 2007, after following the corporate officers’ course of the Caisse d’Epargne group.

Anne Salle-Mongauze

Ms. Anne Salle-Mongauze has been Director of Coface SA since November 3, 2016. She graduated from the Paris Institut d’études politiques and holds a postgraduate degree in economics and finance. She started her career in 1987 at the AMF, in the inspection division. In 1995, she joined the Banque Populaire group as Deputy Manager of the Equity Capital Markets Department. She joined the Finance Department in 2003 and participated in the steering of various growth operations. In 2006, she was appointed M&A Manager at Natixis’ Strategy Division, before becoming Director of Strategy in 2013. On August 25, 2014, she was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Compagnie Europeenne de Garanties et Cautions, a subsidiary of Natixis.

Eric Hemar

Mr. Eric Hemar has been Independent Director of Coface SA since July 1, 2014. He graduated from Ecole Nationale d'Administration. He began his career at the Cour des comptes before joining the Ministry of Equipment, Transportation and Tourism in 1993, where he served as Technical Adviser to Minister Bernard Bosson. In 1995, he joined the Sceta group, and then Geodis as General Secretary. He left Geodis Logistics in March 2001 to create the ID Logistics group (1). Mr Hémar has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the ID Logistics group since 2010.

Isabelle Laforgue

Ms. Isabelle Laforgue has been Independent Director of Coface SA since July 27, 2017. After graduating from Ecole polytechnique and Ecole des Mines de Paris, Isabelle Laforgue commenced her career at SFR in 2006, where she occupied various roles in the Strategy and Finance Departments. She was appointed Director of Central Finance in 2011, in charge of management control, accounting, financial communications and consolidation. In 2012, she was appointed Chief of Staff to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SFR, advising, analysing and supporting the decision-making processes during a period of change and market consolidation. In 2015, she joined Econocom, a European company specialising in the digital transformation of businesses, as Chief Transformation Officer to develop and implement the Group’s internal transformation. Until December 31, 2018 she was Deputy CEO for France in charge of Finance and Strategy.

Nathalie Lomon

Ms. Nathalie Lomon has been Independent Director of Coface SA since July 27, 2017. She has been EVP Finance, Legal & Governance of the Ingenico group since early 2017. She joined the Ingenico group in 2010 as Director of Management Control and was appointed Finance Director for the Europe-SEPA region in 2014, then Chief Financial Officer in 2015, in charge of the Group financial function. Previously, she worked as an auditor at Mazars in 1995 before joining General Inspection at BNP Paribas in 1999. In 2002, she joined Pechiney, where she held several positions, including that of Finance Director of the Aeronautical, Transport and Industry division of Rio Tinto Alcan. Nathalie Lomon is a graduate of the NEOMA business school.

Sharon MacBeath

Ms. Sharon MacBeath has been Independent Director of Coface SA since July 1, 2014. She is Member of company's Nominating and Remuneration Committee. She graduated from University of Glasgow and obtained a Masters degree in Human Resources from La Sorbonne University, and an MBA degree from INSEAD. After founding the consulting firm EMDS, which specialises in the recruitment, selection and development of highly promising young people with international profiles, she has worked in France since 1991 in the field of human resources. She held the position of Director of Human Resources for the pharmacy and beauty line of the Rexam group before becoming Director of Human Resources and Communications for Redcats, a company in the Kering group (formerly PPR) in 2005. Sharon MacBeath has been Head of Human Resources and member of the Executive Committee of the Rexel group since November 2013. She has been a member of the Tarkett group Board and Director of Human Resources since January 2017.

Olivier Zarrouati

Mr. Olivier Zarrouati has been Independent Director of Coface SA since July 1, 2014. He is Chairman of company's Nominating and Remuneration Committee. He graduated from Ecole Nationale Superieure de l'Aeronautique and from Ecole Polytechnique. Mr. Zarrouati is Chairman of the Board of Management of Zodiac Aerospace. After beginning his career as an engineer in the armaments sector, he held the positions of engineer and Head of Major Projects at the CNES (Centre national d’études spatiales) from 1982 to 1988, and then at Matra Marconi Space from 1989 to 1994. He joined Intertechnique, which was purchased by Zodiac in 1999, as Head of External Development and Subsidiary Control. He subsequently performed various functions within the Zodiac Aerospace group, in particular as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Aerosafety Systems segment and as CEO of aeronautical businesses. From 2007 to 2017, he was Chairman of the Board and Director of the Executive Committee of the Zodiac Aerospace group. He has also been Chairman of the Fondation Institut Supérieur de l’Aeronautique et de l’Espace SUPAERO since 2011. In 2017, he founded his own company, Theleme.

Thomas Jacquet