Societe Generale Names Pierre Matuszewski as Chief Country Officer for Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking in Canada

    MONTREAL and PARIS, Jan. 6 /CNW/ -- Pierre Matuszewski is appointed Chief
Country Officer for Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking in Canada,
effective January 1, 2009. As Chief Country Officer, Mr. Matuszewski will
assume responsibility for the management of the bank's operations in Canada.
He will be based in Montreal and report to Diony Lebot, CEO for the Americas.

    Mr. Matuszewski succeeds Edouard-Malo Henry, whose new position within
Societe Generale Group will be communicated shortly.

    Pierre Matuszewski has close to 30 years of investment banking experience
in Canada, having spent the last 11 years with Societe Generale where he has
been involved in a large number of domestic and cross-border equity and debt
transactions as well as mergers and acquisitions and financial advisory
transactions. Mr. Matuszewski joined Societe Generale in February 1997 as head
of mergers and acquisitions in Canada after a career at several leading
Canadian investment banks.

    Pierre Matuszewski holds an M.B.A. from McGill University as well as a
B.A. in Economics from Laval University in Canada.

    Societe Generale is one of the largest financial services groups in the
euro-zone. The Group employs 151,000 people worldwide in three key businesses:
    --  Retail Banking & Financial Services: Societe Generale serves more than
        30 million individual customers worldwide.
    --  Global Investment Management & Services: Societe Generale is one of
        largest banks in the euro-zone in terms of assets under custody (EUR 2
        744 billion, September 2008) and under management (EUR 371 billion,
        September 2008).
    --  Corporate & Investment Banking: Societe Generale ranks among the
        leading banks worldwide in euro capital markets, derivatives and
        structured finance.

    Societe Generale is included in 3 socially-responsible investment
indexes: FTSE, ASPI and Ethibel.

    Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking
    A leading player present in over 45 countries across Europe, the Americas
and Asia-Pacific, Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking ranks third
in the euro zone in terms of NBI. It is the bank of reference for:
    --  Euro capital markets. A top 5 player across euro debt capital markets
        (bonds, securitisation, loans), and a leader in French Equity Capital
        Markets with European reach.
    --  Derivatives. A world leader in equity derivatives, and with forefront
        positions in many interest rate, credit, foreign exchange and
        commodities derivatives.
    --  Structured finance. A worldwide leader in export, project and
        structured commodity finance with global expertise in energy,
        infrastructure, real estate and media & telecom finance.

    Tailoring solutions in terms of capital raising, financing, risk
management and investment, Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking
combines expertise, innovation and advisory skills coupled with quality of
execution to both issuers and investors clients across debt and equity.

    Present in Canada since 1974, Societe Generale (Canada) is a Schedule II
Bank. With offices in Montreal (Headquarters), Toronto and Calgary and a team
of 130 professionals the Bank serves the needs of corporations, institutions
and governments with a focus on natural resources/commodities, infrastructure,
energy and financial institutions.


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