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New management structure in Asia

March 23, 2011 |

​Effective immediately following closing of the transaction, John Dacey, a member of the AXA Group Executive Committee, will assume the new role of Vice-Chairman for Asia Pacific, reporting to Henri de Castries. In this position, he will focus on the continued expansion of AXA's businesses in the region. He was previously Chief Executive Officer of AXA's Japan & Asia Pacific business unit, which will be restructured into AXA Asia and AXA Japan.

Mike Bishop, a member of the AXA Group Executive Committee, is appointed Chief Executive Officer of AXA Asia, reporting to Henri de Castries. Mike was previously CEO of AXA Asia Life, a division of AXA APH.

In his new role, he will continue to head AXA's Life & Savings business in Asia (China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand) and will manage the development of AXA's P&C business in this region (China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam). Gaëlle Olivier, the new Chief Executive Officer of AXA Asia P&C, will report directly to Mike.

Jean-Louis Laurent Josi, Chief Executive Officer of AXA Japan and a member of the AXA Group Executive Committee, will report directly to Henri de Castries.After 20 years of service, Andrew Penn, Chief Executive Officer of AXA Asia Pacific Holdings, has decided to leave the Group.

"On behalf of AXA's Board of Directors and Management Committee, I would like to thank Andy Penn for his contribution to the development of AXA's franchise over the years in Asia, Australia and New Zealand. I wish him the very best in all his future endeavours. I would also like to thank John Dacey for his work in structuring the region and for his key role in the AXA APH transaction. I look forward to continuing working with him on the expansion of our operations in Asia."

"I am very confident that Mike Bishop and Jean-Louis Laurent Josi will benefit from the engagement and the quality of their teams to develop further the business in the region and accelerate growth", said Henri de Castries, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AXA.

AXA Group is a worldwide leader in Financial Protection. AXA's operations are diverse geographically, with major operations in Europe, North America and the Asia/Pacific area. For full year 2009, IFRS revenues amounted to Euro 90.1 billion and IFRS underlying earnings to Euro 3.9 billion. AXA had Euro 1,015 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2009. The AXA ordinary share is listed on compartment A of Euronext Paris under the ticker symbol CS (ISIN FR0000120628 -; Bloomberg: CS FP -; Reuters: AXAF.PA). AXA's American Depositary Share is also quoted on the OTC QX platform under the ticker symbol AXAHY.

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Certain statements contained herein are forward-looking statements including, but not limited to, statements that are predictions of or indicate future events, trends, plans or objectives. Undue reliance should not be placed on such statements because, by their nature, they are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Please refer to the section “Cautionary statements” in page 2 of AXA’s Document de Référence for the year ended December 31, 2011, for a description of certain important factors, risks and uncertainties that may affect AXA’s business. AXA undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any of these forward-looking statements, whether to reflect new information, future events or circumstances or otherwise.

AXA Insurance Singapore
Christina Wee
Assistant Manager, Corporate Communications
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Email: christina.wee@axa.com.sg