(Marne-la-Vallée, January 8, 2013) The Supervisory Board (the “Board”) of Euro Disney S.C.A., appointed today. Mrs. Virginie Calmels as Chairman, replacing Mr. Antoine Jeancourt-Galignani, who has decided to retire from the Board, after 23 years as a board member including 17 years as Chairman.
“First of all, I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank Antoine Jeancourt-Galignani for his valuable contribution to the development of Disneyland Paris. Antoine managed his role within the Board with great commitment for Euro Disney and its shareholders. I am very pleased with the appointment of Virginie Calmels as Board chairman and look forward to continuing to work with her”, Philippe Gas, CEO of Euro Disney S.A.S. said.
Elected as Board member in 2011, Virginie Calmels is currently Chief Operating Officer of Endemol Group Worldwide and Chairman of Endemol France and Vice-President of the Syndicat des Producteurs et Créateurs d’Emissions de Télévision (independent television producers’ union) and Vice-President of the Centre d’Etude et de Prospective Stratégique. She is also a director of Iliad S.A. (Free).
“Above all, I would like to thank the Board members for this demonstration of their trust and support. I intend to continue the outstanding work carried out by the Board and my predecessor Mr. Antoine Jeancourt-Galignani, to whom I would like to extend my sincerest appreciation and gratitude. I am glad to have the opportunity to support Disneyland Paris at this key milestone in its history and development”, Virginie Calmels said about her appointment.
The Board’s Nomination Committee issued the following statement: “Her strong international, entertainment industry experience and financial background as well as her proven leadership make Virginie Calmels a natural choice for the Board chairmanship and a tremendous asset for the company”.