His resignation follows his appointment as ‘commissioner of state holdings’ to the French minister for the Economy, Industry and Employment, which is to take effect on 15 September.
Comolli resigned from the board at the end of the meeting held on 1 September.
The board of directors will submit the appointment of Susan Murray as a new independent director for approval by the shareholders at the annual general meeting to be held on 10 November 2010.
Jean-Dominique Comolli was chairman of the remuneration and appointments committees until his resignation. The board has decided that these duties will now be entrusted to Nicole Bouton, an independent director.