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03 July 2007

Jean Paul Villain is made Chevalier de la Legion d'honneur by the French Government

Abu Dhabi, 3 July 2007: In an exceptional honoring ceremony held yesterday in the French Embassy in Abu Dhabi, Jean Paul Villain, Board Member of Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank was honored by the Ambassador of France to the UAE H.E. Patrice Pauli.

On behalf of the President of France, H.E. the Ambassador conferred the insignia of "Chevalier de la Legion d'honneur" upon H.E. Jean Paul Villain in appreciation and gratitude for his outstanding contribution to the enhancement and enrichment of the image of France abroad on regional and international fronts.

Commenting on this occasion, Mr. Villain stated:" it's really an honor to be dignified by the Government of France represented by the French Ambassador to the UAE, I am delighted to have received such recognition, I thank all my colleagues for their invaluable support which contributed immensely towards this honorable achievement"

Jean Paul Villain's rich career path started in France as Head of Investments in the Asset Management Department in Paribas Bank. Mr. Villain then joined Abu Dhabi Investment Authority as Senior Advisor for the Investment Strategy Department. He was recently appointed as a Member of ADIA's Strategy Committee; in addition Mr. Villain is a Board Member in Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank since 2004.

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