Mohamed Kallala appointed member of the Executive Board of Natixis Finance

Paris, France, February 19, 2009

Mohamed Kallala has been appointed member of the Executive Board of Natixis Finance, Natixis’ subsidiary specialized in mergers and acquisitions advisory. Natixis Finance’s Executive Board comprises Daniel Giroux, the Chairman, Eric André, Chief Executive Officer, and Mohamed Kallala.

Mohamed Kallala, 41, has spent most of his career in the mergers and acquisitions advisory field. He started as an ALM trader in 1993 at BNP Paribas and in 1995 was appointed head of the Mergers and Acquisitions department at Crédit Agricole Indosuez. In 2000, he joined Global Equities as head of the Corporate Finance business before coming to Natixis in 2005 to head up Corporate Finance Real Estate.

Mohamed Kallala is a graduate of Ecole Normale Supérieure. He holds a Ph.D in Physics and an MBA from Collège des Ingénieurs Paris.