Published On 09/13/2016

Governance- Appointments

The Board of Directors of Pernod Ricard held on 20 July 2016, noted:

 · Mr. Laurent Burelle’s resignation as Director of the Company and member of the Strategic Committee in order to comply with the provisions of the “Macron” Law relating to the limited number of directorships of executive directors;

The Board of Directors has, on the recommendation of the Nominations, Governance and CSR Committee, unanimously decided to:

 ·  Co-opt Ms. Anne Lange as Director of the Company and member of the Strategic Committee, following Mr. Laurent Burelle’s resignation from his functions as Director (this co-option will be subject to ratification by the Shareholders’ Annual General Meeting which will take place on 17 November 2016);

After the Board of Directors meeting, Alexandre Ricard, Chairman & CEO of Pernod Ricard, said: “I would like to thank Laurent Burelle for his involvement and his active contribution to the works of the Board of Directors and of the Strategic Committee. I would also like to welcome Anne Lange to the Board of Directors. I know we will benefit from her expertise in innovation and digital, two major challenges for our Group”.


Anne LangeMs. Anne Lange is a French national and a graduate of the Institut d’étude  politiques in Paris and of the French National School of Administration (ENA).  She began her career within the office of the Prime Minister as Director of the  State-Controlled Broadcasting Office. In 1998, she was appointed as Director of  Strategic Planning of Thomson, before being appointed Head of the eBusiness  Europe department in 2000. In 2003, Ms. Anne Lange took up the function of  General Secretary of the Forum des droits sur l’Internet, a public body  reporting to the office of the Prime Minister. From 2004 to 2014, she went on to hold successively the positions of Director of Public Sector Europe, Executive Director Media and Public Sector Global Operations (in the USA), and Innovation Executive Director within the Internet Business Solution Group division of Cisco

Ms. Anne Lange is currently co-founder and CEO of Mentis, a company which develops applications and platforms in the sector of connected objects and works with global groups on mobility solutions and management of urban spaces. She is Director of Orange and of l’Imprimerie Nationale.

Ms. Anne Lange has strong experience and expertise within innovation and digital sectors which she has developed for twenty years, both in public and private sectors.

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About Pernod Ricard

Pernod Ricard is the No.2 worldwide producer of wines and spirits with consolidated sales of €9,182 million in FY19. Created in 1975 by the merger of Ricard and Pernod, the Group has developed through organic growth and acquisitions: Seagram (2001), Allied Domecq (2005) and Vin&Sprit (2008). Pernod Ricard, which owns 16 of the Top 100 Spirits Brands, holds one of the most prestigious and comprehensive brand portfolios in the industry, including: Absolut Vodka, Ricard pastis, Ballantine’s, Chivas Regal, Royal Salute, and The Glenlivet Scotch whiskies, Jameson Irish whiskey, Martell cognac, Havana Club rum, Beefeater gin, Malibu liqueur, Mumm and Perrier-Jouët champagnes, as well Jacob’s Creek, Brancott Estate, Campo Viejo, and Kenwood wines. Pernod Ricard’s brands are distributed across 160+ markets and by its own salesforce in 73 markets. The Group’s decentralised organisation empowers its 19,000 employees to be true on-the-ground ambassadors of its vision of “Créateurs de Convivialité.” As reaffirmed by the Group’s three-year strategic plan, “Transform and Accelerate,” deployed in 2018, Pernod Ricard’s strategy focuses on investing in long-term, profitable growth for all stakeholders. The Group remains true to its three founding values: entrepreneurial spirit, mutual trust, and a strong sense of ethics. As illustrated by the 2030 roadmap supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), “We bring good times from a good place.” In recognition of Pernod Ricard’s strong commitment to sustainable development and responsible consumption, it has received a Gold rating from Ecovadis and is ranked No. 1 in the beverage sector in Vigeo Eiris. Pernod Ricard is also a United Nation’s Global Compact LEAD company.
Pernod Ricard is listed on Euronext (Ticker: RI; ISIN Code: FR0000120693) and is part of the CAC 40 index.

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