Rexel appoints Monika Ribar and François Henrot as independent Supervisory Board members

The Supervisory Board of Rexel, acting on the recommendation of its Nomination Committee, unanimously agreed to co-opt Monika RIBAR and François HENROT as independent members of the Supervisory Board.

Monika RIBAR replaces Marc FRAPPIER, representing Eurazeo, and François HENROT replaces Fred KINDLE, representing Clayton Dubilier & Rice. Both Mr. FRAPPIER and Mr. KINDLE have stepped down from Rexel`s Supervisory Board. Rexel would like to thank them for their contribution to the Supervisory Board.

Roberto QUARTA, chairman of Rexel`s Supervisory Board, declared: “We are very pleased to welcome Monika RIBAR and François HENROT to Rexel`s Supervisory Board. Their co-optations demonstrate Rexel`s commitment to increasing the diversity, international reach and excellence of its Board.”

About Monika RIBAR

She was the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Panalpina Group, a Swiss freight forwarding and logistics services provider, from October 2006 until May 2013. At Panalpina Group, Ms. RIBAR has also occupied a variety of positions, including Chief Financial Officer, Chief Information Officer and Corporate Controller, and also served in project management positions. Prior to joining Panalpina, Ms. RIBAR worked at Fides Group (now KPMG Switzerland), a professional services firm, as Head of Strategic Planning, and at BASF Group, the German chemical products company.

Ms. RIBAR also serves on the Boards of SIKA AG, a supplier of specialty chemical products and industrial materials, Swiss International Air Lines Ltd., the flag carrier airline of Switzerland, and Logitech, a world leader in electronics peripherals. Ms. RIBAR, a 54 year-old Swiss national, holds a Masters degree in Economics and Business Administration from the University of St.Gallen, Switzerland.

About François HENROT

He has been Managing Partner of Rothschild & Cie since 1998 and he serves as Chairman of the investment bank of the Rothschild Group. He started his career in 1974 at the French Council of State. In 1979, he became Director of France`s Telecommunications Department. In 1985, he joined the Compagnie Bancaire where he became COO and Chairman of the Management Board. He was a Management Board Member at Compagnie Financière de Paribas from 1995 to 1998 before joining Rothschild. Mr HENROT is a Board member of Paris-Orléans SA (the holding company of the Rothschild Group), Vallourec as Censor, and Cobepa, which he presides. Aged 64, Mr. HENROT is a graduate of the École Nationale d`Administration (ENA).

About Rexel

Rexel, a global leader in the professional distribution of products and services for the energy world, addresses three main markets – industrial, commercial and residential. The Group supports customers around the globe, wherever they are, to create value and run their businesses better. With a network of some 2,300 branches in 37 countries, and over 31,000 employees, Rexel`s sales were EUR13.4 billion in 2012. Its main shareholders are an investor group led by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, Eurazeo and BAML Capital Partners.
Rexel is listed on the Eurolist market of Euronext Paris (compartment A, ticker RXL, ISIN code FR0010451203). It is included in the following indices: SBF 120, CAC Mid 100, CAC AllTrade, CAC AllShares, FTSE EuroMid, STOXX600. Rexel is also part of the following SRI indices: DJSI Europe, FTSE4Good Europe & Global, STOXX Europe Sustainability, EURO STOXX Sustainability, Euronext Vigeo Europe 120 and ESI Excellence Europe. Finally, Rexel is included on the Ethibel EXCELLENCE Investment Registers in recognition of its performance in corporate social responsibility (CSR).

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