Pascal Bantegnie named Safran Vice President, Investor Relations

Paris, September 30, 2009

Pascal Bantegnie joins the Safran group today as Vice President for Investor Relations.

Pascal Bantegnie, 40, graduated from the "Ecole des Techniques Aéronautiques et de Construction Automobile" (class of 1991), and also holds a master's in space technology from ENSAE/Sup'Aéro (1994). He joined Aerospatiale in 1994, where he held a series of technical positions, including satellite positioning, military telecommunications applications and mobile phone systems via satellite. He then shifted to the financial sector, joining the AGF group in 1999 as space risk underwriter. In 2001 he was named head of Investor Relations at Alcatel, then in 2004 Vice President Investor Relations for the group, which became Alcatel-Lucent in 2006. From 2007, Pascal Bantegnie was Executive Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations for the financial holding company Sequana.

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Safran is a leading international high-technology group with three core businesses: Aerospace (propulsion and equipment), Defense and Security. Operating worldwide, the Safran group has 54,500 employees and generated sales exceeding 10 billion euros in 2008. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. The Group invests heavily in Research & Development to meet the requirements of changing markets, including expenditures of 1.2 billion euros in 2008. Safran is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris and its share is part of the SBF 120 and Euronext 100 indexes.

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