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Franck Riboud
Chairman of the Board of Directors of Danone

Born on November 7, 1955

Age: 58

Business address: 17, boulevard Haussmann - 75009 Paris - France

Number of DANONE shares held as of December 31, 2013: 221,884

Non-Independent Director

French nationality

Principal responsibility: Chairman of the Board of Directors of Danone

Seniority in Danone Group: October 1981 (33 years)

Personal background – experience and expertise

Franck RIBOUD is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne.

He joined the Group in 1981, where he held successive positions through 1989 in management control, sales and marketing. After serving as Head of Sales at Heudebert, in September 1989 he was appointed to head up the department responsible for the integration and development of new companies in the Biscuits branch. He was involved in the most significant acquisition completed by a French group in the United States, namely the acquisition of Nabisco’s European activities by BSN. In July 1990, he was appointed General Manager of Société des Eaux Minérales d’Evian.

In 1992, Franck RIBOUD became Head of the Group Development Department. The Group then launched its international diversification marked by increased development in Asia and Latin America and through the creation of an Export Department.

In 1994, BSN changed its name to Danone in order to become a global brand.

On May 2, 1996, he became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Danone.

On September 2, 2014, Franck RIBOUD is appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of Danone of as a result of the separation of functions of Chairman and CEO of the Group, with effect on October 1, 2014.

Since 2008, he has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of the danone.communities mutual investment fund (SICAV), a financing entity aimed at promoting the development of profitable companies whose primary goal is to maximize socially responsible objectives as opposed to profit.

Since 2009, he has served as Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Danone Ecosystem Fund, and in December 2011 he was named member of the Steering Committee of the Livelihoods Fund.

29 April 2015 2:30 p.m. CET

2015 Shareholders' Meeting
24 July 2015

2015 First-Half Results
19 October 2015

Sales in the third quarter and first nine months of 2015