France: FMC Technologies and Technip Business Combination Designees to Board of Directors

Editor: Alexander Stark

Technip and FMC Technologies announced their respective designees to the Board of Directors of the combined company, TechnipFMC.

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Technip's company headquarters in Paris.
Technip's company headquarters in Paris.
(Source: Technip)

Paris/France — The Board of Directors of the combined company will comprise 14 directors, seven designated by FMC Technologies and seven designated by Technip.

FMC Technologies will appoint the initial Independent Lead Director, in accordance with the terms of the Business Combination Agreement. The Board of Directors will have four committees: Audit, Nominating and Governance, Compensation, and Strategy.

As previously announced, the transaction is expected to be completed in early 2017 and is subject to approval by FMC Technologies’ and Technip’s stockholders, the receipt of required antitrust and regulatory clearances and other customary closing conditions.

The slate of directors nominated by Technip is:

  • Thierry Pilenko, future Executive Chairman of TechnipFMC and designated Chair of the Strategy Committee
  • Arnaud Caudoux (Bpifrance designee)
  • Pascal Colombani
  • Marie-Ange Debon (designated Chair of the Audit Committee)
  • Didier Houssin
  • John O’Leary
  • Joseph Rinaldi

The slate of directors nominated by FMC Technologies is:

  • Douglas J. Pferdehirt, future Chief Executive Officer of TechnipFMC
  • Eleazar de Carvalho Filho
  • Claire S. Farley
  • Peter Mellbye (designated Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee)
  • Richard A. Pattarozzi (designated Independent Lead Director)
  • Kay G. Priestly
  • James M. Ringler (designated Chair of the Compensation Committee)

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