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Franck  Riboud
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer


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Born on November 7, 1955

Age: 58

Business address: 17, boulevard Haussmann - 75009 Paris - France

Number of DANONE shares held as of December 31, 2013: 221,884

Non-Independent Director

French nationality

Principal responsibility: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Danone

Seniority in Danone Group: October 1981 (32 years)

Personal background – experience and expertise

Franck RIBOUD is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne.

He joined the Group in 1981, where he held successive positions through 1989 in management control, sales and marketing. After serving as Head of Sales at Heudebert, in September 1989 he was appointed to head up the department responsible for the integration and development of new companies in the Biscuits branch. He was involved in the most significant acquisition completed by a French group in the United States, namely the acquisition of Nabisco’s European activities by BSN. In July 1990, he was appointed General Manager of Société des Eaux Minérales d’Evian.

In 1992, Franck RIBOUD became Head of the Group Development Department. The Group then launched its international diversification marked by increased development in Asia and Latin America and through the creation of an Export Department.

In 1994, BSN changed its name to Danone in order to become a global brand.

Since May 2, 1996, he has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Danone.

Since 2008, he has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the danone.communities mutual investment fund (SICAV), a financing entity aimed at promoting the development of profitable companies whose primary goal is to maximize socially responsible objectives as opposed to profit.

Since 2009, he has served as the Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Danone Ecosystem Fund, and in December 2011 he was named member of the Steering Committee of the Livelihoods Fund.

Positions and responsibilities as of December 31, 2013 (a)


Position

Company

Country

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (term of office from May 2, 1996)
Director (term of office from September 30, 1992 to the end of the Shareholders’ Meeting to approve the 2015 financial statements)
Chairman of the Executive Committee (since July 4, 1997)

DANONE SA (b)

France

Director

RENAULT SA (b)

France

BAGLEY LATINOAMERICA SA (c)

Spain

DANONE (SPAIN) SA (d)

Spain

RENAULT SAS

France

ROLEX SA

Switzerland

ROLEX HOLDING SA

Switzerland

Chairman of the Board of Directors

danone.communities (SICAV) (e)

France

Member of the Steering Committee

LIVELIHOODS FUND (SICAV) (e)

Luxembourg

Position

Associations/Foundations/Other

Country

Chairman of the Steering Committee

DANONE ECOSYSTEM FUND
(endowment fund) (e)

France

Director

ASSOCIATION NATIONALE DES INDUSTRIES AGROALIMENTAIRES

France

INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD HEC BUSINESS SCHOOL

France

Member of the Supervisory Board

FONDATION ELA
(EUROPEAN LEUKODYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION)

France

Member of the Board

FONDATION EPFL PLUS
(ÉCOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FÉDÉRALE DE LAUSANNE)

Switzerland

(a) Terms of office shown in italics do not fall within the scope of Article L. 225-21 of the French commercial code with regard to the aggregation of offices rules.
(b) Listed company.
(c) Company consolidated as associate by Danone.
(d) Company fully consolidated by Danone.
(e) Duties performed in the framework of social projects initiated by the Group.

Positions and responsibilities held during the past five years



Position

Company

Country

Director

LACOSTE SA

France

OMNIUM NORD AFRICAIN (ONA) (a)

Morocco

WADIA BSN INDIA LIMITED

India

Director and Member of the Compensation Committee

ACCOR SA (a)

France

Chairman and Member of the Compensation Committee

RENAULT SA (a)

France

Position

Associations/Foundations/Other

Country

Director

FONDATION GAIN
(GLOBAL ALLIANCE FOR IMPROVED NUTRITION)

Switzerland

(a) Listed company.

17 September 2014

Kepler Cheuvreux Autumn Conference
18 September 2014

Sanford C. Bernstein's 11th Annual Pan-European Strategic Decisions Conference
15 October 2014

Sales in the third quarter and first nine months of 2014
19 February 2015

2014 Full-Year Results
15 April 2015

2015 First-Quarter Sales