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09/09/2016 Press release

Appointment of Deputy Managing Director, Port Harcourt District

Lagos, Nigeria, 09 September 2016                                                                           

Total E&P Nigeria Limited announces the appointment of Mr. Francois Le-Cocq as Deputy Managing Director, Port Harcourt District, with effect from 6 September 2016. He succeeds Mr. Nicolas Brunet who has been assigned to other functions within the Total Group.

As Deputy Managing Director, Port Harcourt District, Mr. Le-Cocq will oversee the company’s Joint Venture activities, onshore and offshore.

Mr. Le-Cocq is a 1987 engineering graduate of École Centrale de Lyon in France and he also has a Post Graduate degree in Petroleum Engineering from École Nationale Supérieure du Pétrole et des Moteurs (1988).

He began his career in Total in 1990 in the Scientific & Technical Research Center in Pau, France.  He has held key technical and management positions in various Total subsidiaries around the world. He was Head of the Planning Department, Total E&P Thailand; Manager, Business Development, Total E&P Qatar; Project Director, New Ventures & Assets Management Division, Total Head Office, Paris; Executive General Manager, Eastern Deepwater Assets, Total E&P Nigeria; and Vice President Nigeria, Total Head Office, Paris.

Mr. Le-Cocq returns to Nigeria with a wealth of experience spanning over 26 years in the oil and gas industry. Before his present appointment, he was Managing Director of Total E&P Yemen, where he was also the Group Representative in that country.