By letter dated 7 October 2009, the French Republic nominated:
- Mr Michel HOUDEBINE (Deputy Director European Affairs in the General Treasury and Economic Policy Directorate, Ministry of Economy, Industry and Employment), current Alternate Board Member, for appointment as Full Member of the Board of Directors of the European Investment Bank to succeed Ms Claire WAYSAND, who has tendered her resignation.
- Ms Sandrine GAUDIN (Head of Division, Coordination and European Strategy in the General Treasury and Economic Policy Directorate, Ministry of Economy, Industry and Employment) for appointment as Alternate Member of the Board of Directors of the European Investment Bank to succeed Mr Michel HOUDEBINE, now nominated for appointment as Full Member of the Board.
By letter dated 19 October 2009, the Board of Governors were invited to vote on the proposed appointments.
The decision to appoint Mr Michel HOUDEBINE and Ms Sandrine GAUDIN was taken on 9 November 2009, the date on which the requisite majority of Governors' votes was reached.
The term of office of Mr HOUDEBINE and of Ms GAUDIN will expire in 2013 at the end of the day of the Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors during which the annual report, balance sheet and profit and loss account for the 2012 financial year are examined.