John Hourican, CEO Global Banking and Markets (GBM), RBS, said: "I am delighted to welcome Pascal to RBS. Pascal has 22 years' experience in international investment banking and brings with him considerable expertise. His proven record as a dynamic and successful senior leader will be invaluable as we continue our focus on the development of the RBS franchise in France, Belgium and Luxembourg."

Pascal Poupelle will join the GBM EMEA board. He will start at RBS on May 2nd after a transition with Jan de Ruiter who acted as interim Regional Executive for France, Belgium and Luxembourg since January 2011 and who will resume his former role as Country Head for RBS in the Netherlands.

Pascal Poupelle has most recently been a member of the Executive Committee of Dexia Group in charge of Public and Wholesale Banking and CEO of Dexia Crédit Local. From 2004 to 2008, he was a member of the Management Board of Credit Agricole CIB (formerly known as Calyon) as well as Global Head of Corporate Coverage; in this role, he was also responsible for the global leveraged finance and loan syndication activities. He became Deputy General Manager of Credit Agricole CIB in 2007.

Prior to Calyon, Pascal Poupelle held several senior positions at Credit Lyonnais from 1988 to 2004. These included Global Head of Aviation Finance from 1991 to 1994, Head of Capital Markets of Crédit Lyonnais Americas from 1994 to 1997 and CEO of CL Securities (USA) Inc, in charge of all Corporate and Investment Banking activities in the United States from 1997 to 2001. Back in Paris in 2001, he became Global Head of Institutional and Corporate Coverage and a member of Crédit Lyonnais' Management Committee.

Pascal Poupelle started his career in the French Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Transportation where, during 10 years, he held different roles related to the development of the French aerospace industry. He holds an engineering degree from Ecole Polytechnique in Paris and a diploma in aerospace engineering from Ecole Nationale de l'Aviation Civile in Toulouse.

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