Chevardiere Succeeds Castaigne as Total CFO



Robert Castaigne, Chief Financial Officer and member of the Executive Committee since 1994, will retire from both positions effective May 31, 2008. Patrick de la Chevardiere, currently Deputy Chief Financial Officer, will be appointed Chief Financial Officer and member of the Executive Committee, effective June 1, 2008.

Patrick de la Chevardiere will also be in charge of Insurance; Trading and Shipping; and Information Technology and Telecommunications.

Commenting on the change of leadership in the Finance Division, Christophe de Margerie said, "On behalf of the Group, I would like to commend Robert Castaigne for his outstanding professional and personal qualities. Throughout his career, he has played a leading role in Total's development."


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