Change in management in France at Sonepar

Benoît Pédoussaut, currently President at Sonepar France, has been appointed Group Business Development Director. He will be responsible for acquisitions and the Group's strategy.

Jérôme Malassigné, currently Chief Strategic Marketing and Sourcing Officer also for the Asia-pacific region, has been named President at Sonepar France. He will succeed B. Pédoussaut and will continue to be responsible for Sonepar International Services.

Sonepar has an annual turnover of approx. 24 bn EUR, of which only approx. 10% is achieved in the mother country France.