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Death of Christophe de Margerie

Published on October 21, 2014
Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic
Paris, October 21, 2014

The French President was astonished and saddened to learn of the death of M. Christophe de Margerie.

M. Christophe de Margerie dedicated his life to French industry and developing the Total group. He raised it to the same level as the very top global companies. M. Christophe de Margerie skilfully championed the excellence and success of French technology abroad. He had great ambitions for the Total group.

He was also a generous individual and corporate sponsor who lent his support to important cultural initiatives.

François Hollande appreciated Christophe de Margerie’s independence, his original personality and his commitment to his country.

The President extends his most sincere condolences to M. Christophe de Margerie’s wife and children, to all his family and friends and to the staff of the Total group./.

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