PRESS RELEASE
25/01/2002

General Auditor named in the Dexia Group

Alain Delouis has been named General Auditor of the Dexia Group. He was previously Director of the Financial Markets Department of Dexia Crédit Local, Director of the Credit Committee and a member of the Executive Committee of Dexia Crédit Local.

Alain Delouis, 40, was trained as an engineer at the Ecole des Ponts et Chaussées and is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and the Institut Supérieur des Affaires. In 1987, he was named to the staff of the Prefect of the Region of Burgundy. In 1989, he went to work as a technical counselor on the staff of Roger Fauroux, the Minister of Industry and Local Development. In 1991, he moved to Crédit Local de France, where he was first employed in the Commitments Department. He was successively Regional Director for Languedoc-Roussillon, Director of Crédit Local de France's regional network and commercial services, Director of Commitments and Director of Internal Control. When the Dexia group was created, he became Dexia's Risk Manager, a position he occupied until July 2000, when he was named Director of the Financial Markets Department of Dexia Crédit Local and a member of the Executive Committee.

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