Boisseau, Paszkiewicz Take on New Roles at Total

Philippe Boisseau, Senior Vice President, Exploration & Production and President, Middle East, has been appointed President of Total's Gas & Power business. He will succeed Yves-Louis Darricarrere, who has been appointed President, Exploration & Production.

Ladislas Paszkiewicz, President of Total Austral, the Group's Argentinean exploration and production subsidiary, will succeed Mr. Boisseau as President, Middle East.

Both appointments are effective February, when Christophe de Margerie takes over as Chief Executive Officer.

Boisseau, 45, graduated from France's Ecole Polytechnique and is an engineer in the Corps des Mines.

He began his career in 1986, serving in a variety of French government ministries before joining the staff of the Minister of Defense in 1993.

Mr. Boisseau came to Total in 1995 as Crude Oil Supply Manager, Total Refining and Marketing, based in Denver, Colorado. He served as Products Trading Manager, Europe in the Refining Division from 1997 to 1998, when he became Strategic Planning Manager for Argentina in the Exploration & Production division. He was appointed General Manager of Total Austral, the Group's Argentine subsidiary, in 1999.

He has been President of Total Exploration & Production's operations in the Middle East since March 2002 and a member of the Management Committee since January 2005.

Paszkiewicz, 44, graduated from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques in Paris, earned a postgraduate diploma in finance in France and has an M.B.A. from New York University (NYU).

Mr. Paszkiewicz joined Total in 1985 in the Finance Division, where he held a number of tax and finance-related positions. From 1992 to 1993, he headed Total's Investor Relations Department in New York. From 1994 to 1998 he was responsible for treasury operations for Total in Paris and then moved to the Investor Relations Department, where he was appointed Vice President in 2000.

He joined Total's Exploration & Production division in 2004 and was appointed General Manager of Total Austral (subsidiary in Argentina) in 2005.