POSTED: Monday March 7th 2011
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Caisse des D茅p么ts, official partner of Annecy 2018

L to R: Claude Blanchet,Caisse des D茅p么ts, Augustin de Romanet, CEO of the Caisse des D茅p么ts,Chantal Jouanno, French Minister of Sport, Charles Beigbeder, Annecy 2018, Jean-Pierre Vidal, Annecy 2018
L to R: Claude Blanchet,Caisse des D茅p么ts, Augustin de Romanet, CEO of the Caisse des D茅p么ts,Chantal Jouanno, French Minister of Sport, Charles Beigbeder, Annecy 2018, Jean-Pierre Vidal, Annecy 2018

Paris, 7th March 2011: Charles Beigbeder, President of Annecy 2018 and Augustin de Romanet, CEO of the Caisse des D茅p么ts, signed a partnership agreement this Monday 7th March, witnessed by French Minister for Sport Chantal Jouanno and Jean-Pierre Vidal, Vice-President of Annecy 2018.

The Group has committed to paying a total of 1.5 million Euros to Annecy 2018 and the French National Olympic and Sport Committee (CNOSF).

Initially a “local supporter”, the Caisse des D茅p么ts intends to support Annecy 2018 financially and operationally, so that the project, which falls within the group’s sustainable development remit, can succeed in the final phase of the International Promotion campaign.

“The Annecy bid encapsulates the ambitions and values of our major groups: the taste for challenge, for excellence, the desire to innovate and take on responsibility when faced with new social and environmental challenges. Annecy 2018 is a project for the future. The Caisse des D茅p么ts, tasked with serving the public interest and supporting sustainable development in our regions, is a natural partner for this bid. Its commitment has made a major contribution to the new dynamic driving the bid since January. Each time a major group joins forces with us, we send a strong signal to the International Olympic Committee,” confirmed Chantal Jouanno, Minister for Sport.

Augustin de Romanet, CEO of Caisse des D茅p么ts, made it clear that for him “this partnership is an illustration of the Caisse des D茅p么ts’ drive to provide effective and sustainable support for ambitious projects. In addition to providing funding and additional staff, our support takes the shape of engineering know-how, especially in the area of protecting the local environment and its heritage through sustainable development, one of our Group’s core strategies. Our subsidiaries - CDC Biodiversit茅, Egis, Icade, SNI, Transdev, Compagnie des Alpes - will play their part in these areas.”

At the official signing, Charles Beigbeder, President of Annecy 2018, said that he was

“delighted with a partnership which is in line with our desire to respect our magnificent natural playing field, linking in with the core strategies of the Caisse des D茅p么ts, which focus on sustainable and regional development.”

For Jean-Pierre Vidal, Vice-president of Annecy 2018, “this partnership with a public financial institution like the Caisse des D茅p么ts is a wonderful boost for our region, offering us a unique opportunity to modernise in a sustainable way. We want to prepare to meet tomorrow’s challenges, to open the way the mountains of the 21st Century.”

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