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June 06, 2013 02:18 ET

CGG: CGG appoints Christophe Barnini as Senior Vice President, Group Communications

PARIS--(Marketwired - Jun 6, 2013) - CGG announces the appointment of Christophe Barnini as Senior Vice President, Group Communications. Reporting to Jean-Georges Malcor, CEO of CGG, Christophe becomes a permanent member of CGG's Management Committee. Christophe is based in Paris.

This appointment took effect on 15th May 2013.

Previously Investor Relations Director, Christophe leads the Group Communication department and supervises the Investor Relations department. In this position, he is responsible for driving the Group's communications strategy worldwide, including business communications, internal and external communications and corporate branding, as well as financial communications.

Christophe Barnini, 52, is graduated of the INSEEC Bordeaux Business School and holds a Master's degree in Industrial Organization and Logistics from the ESSEC Business School.

Christophe began his career by joining Bull as financial controller in 1983. He then held various key positions until 1991, when he became Vice President in the Industry Division at IBM Consulting Group.

He joined CGG in 1996 as Group Financial Controller in charge of listing CGG on the NYSE. He was North and Latin America Finance Vice President from 1998 to 2001 and then Group Corporate Marketing Manager until 2007.

During his career, Christophe has successfully developed and executed communications strategies for global positioning, executive thought leadership and mergers and acquisitions, among other corporate issues. While at CGG, he managed communications for the merger between CGG and VERITAS, a multi-billion dollar transaction, and more recently the acquisition of the Fugro geosciences division.

Jean-Georges Malcor, CEO of CGG, said: "Christophe has a significant experience in Communications and a strong knowledge of CGG. He will work closely with CGG leadership on new efforts to reach business and consumer audiences as well as corporate. I wish him every success in this position."

About CGG

CGG ( is a fully integrated Geoscience company providing leading geological, geophysical and reservoir capabilities to its broad base of customers primarily from the global oil and gas industry. Through its three complementary business divisions of Equipment, Acquisition and Geology, Geophysics & Reservoir (GGR), CGG brings value across all aspects of natural resource exploration and exploitation. CGG employs over 9,800 people around the world, all with a Passion for Geoscience and working together to deliver the best solutions to its customers.

CGG is listed on the Euronext Paris SA (ISIN: 0000120164) and the New York Stock Exchange (in the form of American Depositary Shares. NYSE: CGG).

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