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Executive Committee

Portrait 155X155 Stephane Pallez
Stéphane Pallez
Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer
Stéphane Pallez has been Chairwoman and CEO of the FDJ Group since 2014.

Previously CEO of reinsurance group CCR and Chief Financial Officer of France Telecom-Orange, she held various positions at the French Treasury from 1984 to 2004.

She is also a director of CNP Assurances and Eurazeo.

Born in 1959, she is a graduate of Sciences Po Paris and ENA.
Charles Lantieri
Charles Lantieri
Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Charles Lantieri has been FDJ’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer since 2006. He is also Chairman of the FDJ Corporate Foundation.

Charles Lantieri joined FDJ while he was Deputy Budget Director at the Ministry of Economy and Finance, where he spent the first part of his career.

Born in 1961, he is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique and Ensae.
Pascal Chaffard
Pascal Chaffard
Executive Vice-President Finance, Performance and Strategy
Pascal Chaffard, has been FDJ’s EVP in charge of Finance, Performance and Strategy since January 2019.

He joined FDJ as a management controller in 1994. He took over the management of the Group’s control function in 2001, and then the Product Offer, before being appointed Strategy and Transformation Director, then EVP in charge of Performance, Finance and Regulation.

Born in 1969, he is a graduate of ESCP.
Cecile Lage
Cécile Lagé
Executive Vice-President Lottery, Entertainment and Consumers
Cécile Lagé has been FDJ’s EVP in charge of Lottery, Entertainment and Consumers since January 2019.

She joined FDJ as Marketing Director in 2010 before being appointed Chief Digital and Innovation Officer, Chief Digital Officer, then Director of Customer Experience for the lottery business.

Cécile Lagé began her career with Groupe Danone in 1990.

Born in 1966, she is a graduate of Ecole Centrale Paris and Essec.
Patrick Buffard
Patrick Buffard
FDJ Group Executive Vice-President Sales, Sports Betting, Media, TV Production and Events
Patrick Buffard has been FDJ’s EVP in charge of Sales, Sports Betting, Media, TV Production and Events since January 2019.

Patrick Buffard joined FDJ as EVP in charge of Marketing and Development in 2007.

He previously worked for Groupe Danone starting in 1989.

Born in 1965, he is a graduate of Essec.
Xavier Etienne
Xavier Etienne
FDJ Group Executive Vice-President, Technology and International
Xavier Etienne has been FDJ’s EVP in charge of Technology and International since 2014. He is also Chairman of FDJ Gaming Solutions.

He joined FDJ in 1994, holding various positions, mainly in the Group’s joint ventures and subsidiaries, as Technical Director, CEO and Chairman.

Xavier Etienne began his career as an engineer at Alcatel Titn Answare.

Born in 1966, he holds a Master’s degree in Engineering, Telecom and Computer Science from ISEP (Institut Supérieur d’Electronique de Paris).

Group Management Committee

The Group Management Committee shares the operational and financial goals, and manages the corporate functions and their work with the Business Units.

In addition to the members of the Executive Committee, it has the following members:
Pierre Marie Argouarc H
Pierre-Marie Argouarc’h
Employee Experience and Transformation Director
Valerie Berche
Valérie Berche
Audit, Risk, Control, Quality and Ethics Director
Raphael Botbol
Raphaël Botbol
Strategy, Innovation and M&A, Payment and Services Director
Richard Courtois
Richard Courtois
Sports Betting Director
Marion Huge
Marion Hugé
Director of Regulatory and Public Affairs
Philippe Lemaire
Philippe Lemaire
Security Director
Sophie Metras
Sophie Metras
Customer Director
Elisabeth Monegier Du Sorbier
Élisabeth Monégier du Sorbier
General Counsel
Yovan Obrenovitch
Yovan Obrenovitch
Information System Director
Vincent Perrotin
Vincent Perrotin
CSR Director
Raphaele Rabatel
Raphaële Rabatel
Communication and Sustainable Development Director

Board of Directors

At the date of the “Document d’enregistrement”, the Company is a public limited company under mixed economy (the majority of capital is held by the French State). The Company’s governance is therefore governed by the provisions of Ordinance No. 2014-948 of 20 August 2014 on governance and transactions involving the capital of companies with public participation.

Subject to the admission to trading of the Company’s shares on the Euronext regulated market in Paris and the transfer to the private sector of the majority of FDJ’s share capital, FDJ is administered by a Board of Directors of a maximum of eighteen members, including :

  • where applicable, a representative of the State, appointed in accordance with Article 4 of Ordinance of 20 August 2014;
  • where applicable, directors appointed by the general meeting on a proposal from the State, in accordance with Article 6 of Ordinance of 20 August 2014;
  • two directors representing the employees of the company and its subsidiaries, directly or indirectly (in accordance with the law), whose registered office is located in France, appointed under the conditions provided for in Article L. 225-27-1 of the French Commercial Code;
  • one director representing employee shareholders, appointed pursuant to Article L. 225-23 of the French Commercial Code.

On the date of the transfer to the private sector of the majority of the capital of FDJ, the Board of Directors will therefore comprise the following members:

Directors appointed by the General Meeting[1]

  • Stéphane Pallez (Chairwoman and CEO)
  • Union des Blessés de la Face (UBFT) (association), represented by Olivier Roussel
  • Fédération Nationale André Maginot des Anciens Combattants (FNAM), represented by Henri Lacaille
  • Marie-Ange Debon
  • Fabienne Dulac
  • Xavier Girre
  • Corinne Lejbowicz
  • Pierre Pringuet

Director representing the French State

  • Emmanuel Bossière

Directors appointed by the General Meeting on the proposal of the French government

  • Ghislaine Doukhan
  • Didier Trutt

Directors representing employees[2]

  • Claire Baptiste (Videau)
  • Michel Durand
  • Xavier Lehongre
  • Agnes Lyon-Caen
  • Philippe Pirani

Director representing employee shareholders[3]

[1]Subject to the appointment by the General Meeting of [4 November 2019] of Ms Debon , Ms Dulac, Mr Girre , Ms Leibowicz and Mr Pringuet as directors and for Mr Girre subject to the conditions precedent of the admission of FDJ shares to trading on the regulated market of Euronext Paris and the transfer to the private sector of the majority of FDJ’s share capital. [2]The term of office of these five directors will expire on the date of appointment of the two directors representing employees designated under the conditions set out in Article L. 225-27-1 of the French Commercial Code.
[3]The director representing employee shareholders will be appointed by the General Meeting called to approve the financial statements for the year ending 31 December 2019.

Your questions

  • 01 Will there be any benefits for individuals?
  • Yes, individuals benefit from four advantages:

    • A 2% discount compared to the price paid by institutional investors
    • One free share for every ten shares purchased and held for 18 months(1)(2)
    • An order allocated on a priority basis up to a limit of €5,000
    • The possibility of registering your shares in a “PEA” with the tax benefits attached to it, and a more flexible operation under the Pacte law

    [1] Benefit reserved for natural persons. [2] Delivery of one additional share for every ten shares purchased and held for 18 months, calculated within the limit of the ceiling of priority orders (EUR 5,000).

  • 02 Who can buy shares in La Française des Jeux?
  • Any natural person of French nationality or resident in France or a national of a Member Country of the European Economic Area (EEA), as well as any French legal person or EEA citizen not part of the institutional placement and holding an account opened with an authorised intermediary in France. For further information please contact your financial intermediary.

  • 03 WHEN WILL I BE ABLE TO BUY FDJ SHARES?
  • The offer period opened on 7 November and will run until 19 November. You may cancel your order until the close of the offer period. After that, orders maintained during the purchase period will be irrevocable (subject to certain cases of modification of the indicative price range or if the definitive price is set outside that range).

  • Yes, individuals benefit from four advantages:

    • A 2% discount compared to the price paid by institutional investors
    • One free share for every ten shares purchased and held for 18 months(1)(2)
    • An order allocated on a priority basis up to a limit of €5,000
    • The possibility of registering your shares in a “PEA” with the tax benefits attached to it, and a more flexible operation under the Pacte law

    [1] Benefit reserved for natural persons. [2] Delivery of one additional share for every ten shares purchased and held for 18 months, calculated within the limit of the ceiling of priority orders (EUR 5,000).

  • Any natural person of French nationality or resident in France or a national of a Member Country of the European Economic Area (EEA), as well as any French legal person or EEA citizen not part of the institutional placement and holding an account opened with an authorised intermediary in France. For further information please contact your financial intermediary.

  • The offer period opened on 7 November and will run until 19 November. You may cancel your order until the close of the offer period. After that, orders maintained during the purchase period will be irrevocable (subject to certain cases of modification of the indicative price range or if the definitive price is set outside that range).

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