PRESS RELEASE
09/12/2002

The Board of Directors of Dexia nominated Paul-Louis Halley as a member of the Board

At its meeting of December 5, 2002, the Board of Directors of Dexia nominated Paul-Louis Halley as a member of the Board, to replace Daniel Lebègue. His appointment to the Board will be proposed at the next shareholders'meeting of the company.

The Board of Directors will benefit from Mr Halley's experience in the fields of distribution and international activities.

Paul-Louis Halley, 68, studied in France and in the United Kingdom before starting his career as Sales Manager in the family-owned company Halley-Frères. In 1961, he was the co-founder of Promodès, uniting seven family-owned companies located in Normandy and Brittany, where he was successively Director of Development (1962-1969), Chief Operating Officer (1969-1972) and Chairman and CEO of Promodes Group (1972-1999).

Board Member of Carrefour, President of its Strategic Committee
Member of the Advisory Committee of the Banque de France
Board Member of BNP Paribas
President of EuroCommerce since June 20, 2000