Dexia announces that Mr Luc Onclin will step down from his duties within the
Group and the bank for personal and family reasons. He will leave his position
of Chairman of the Management Board of Dexia Bank Belgium and the Management
Board of Dexia at the end of the year after having spent more than 31 years
first with Crédit Communal de Belgique then with Dexia Bank Belgium.
He joined the bank's Management Board in 1984, became its Vice-Chairman in 1989
and Chairman in 1999. Since 1999, he has also been Vice-Chairman of the Management
Board of the Dexia Group.
Mr Axel Miller will be appointed by the Board of Directors as Chairman of the
Management Board of Dexia Bank Belgium as of January 1, 2003.
The appointment will be submitted to the approval of the Belgian Banking and
Axel Miller will also take the responsibility of the businessline of Retail
Financial Services within the Dexia Group Management Board.
Axel Miller joined the Dexia Group as General Counsel in May 2001.
In June 2001, he was also entrusted with the responsibility of the integration
of Dexia Bank Belgium and of Artesia Banking Corporation, a duty that he fulfilled
in close collaboration with Luc Onclin and the other members of the bank's Management
Board. At present he is a member of the Management Board of Dexia and a member
of the Management Board of Dexia Bank Belgium.
Given his current duties within the bank, Axel Miller is in a perfect position
to ensure a smooth transition fully conform to the objectives of the Group and
His appointment as Chairman of the Management Board of Dexia Bank Belgium is
also the guarantee of continuity within change that is to lead Dexia in the
foreground of Belgian banks in terms of offered services and products as well
as in terms of financial performance and profitability.
Axel Miller, 37, law graduate from the Université Libre de Bruxelles,
began in 1987 as a lawyer for Simont & Simont. In September 1990, he joined
Davis Polk & Wardwell, first in New York then in Paris. He was called to
the bar in Brussels in January 1991. Working for Stibbe Simont Monahan Duhot
in Brussels from December 1991, he became partner in 1996, member of the recruitment
committee and then member of the Management Board. In May 1999, he joined Clifford
Chance in Brussels as an associate.
Since May 2, 2001 he has been active as General Counsel of the Management Board
of the Dexia Group. He joined the Management Board of Dexia Bank Belgium in