Paris La Défense, 4 August 2022
Changes to Albioma’s Board of Directors
Following the friendly Tender Offer by KKR, whose results were published on 1 August 2022, Albioma announces several appointments by co-optation to its Board of Directors in order to reflect the change to its shareholder base.
The Board of Directors, chaired by Frédéric Moyne, has taken note of the resignations from their office as directors of Frank Lacroix, Jean-Carlos Angulo and Bpifrance Investissement, represented by Sébastien Moynot, and has co-opted three new members, namely, Vincent Policard, Ryan Miller and Shreya Malik.
In compliance with the investment agreement1 concluded on 13 May 2022, Bpifrance will be appointed to the Kyoto TopCo supervisory committee, an entity that exercises control over Kyoto BidCo, the offeror that will control Albioma after the settlement-delivery of the Offer on 11 August 2022.
Following the change in the composition of the Board of Directors, which will take effect on 11 August 2022, Albioma’s Board of Directors will comprise the following seven members:
Frédéric Moyne, Chairman of the Board*
Frédéric Moyne, Albioma Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, offers his sincere thanks to Jean-Carlos Angulo, Frank Lacroix and Sébastien Moynot for their commitment and for the quality of their work throughout their mandates.
Vincent Policard, 48, is a Partner and Co-Head of European Infrastructure. He joined KKR in 2012 and has been actively involved in a number of infrastructure investments including Renvico, Coriance, ELL, Deutsche Glasfaser, Q Park, Hivory and Hyperoptic. Prior to joining KKR, he spent over a decade at Morgan Stanley, most recently as an executive director of the infrastructure fund team. A French national, Vincent Policard graduated from HEC Paris and IEP Paris, and holds a Masters of Law from the Université Paris II Assas. He is a board member of Q Park, Hivory, Hyperoptic, X-Elio and Telxius.
Ryan Miller, 37, joined KKR in 2016 and is a member of the Energy & Infrastructure team. He has been actively involved in KKR’s investments in Viridor, Q-Park, South Staffordshire plc, FlowStream Commodities, iGas and the Acteon Group. Prior to joining KKR, he was the commercial manager at Genel Energy and spent five years at First Reserve in London and Metalmark Capital in New York. Ryan Miller began his career in investment banking at Merrill Lynch and holds a B.S. in Finance and French from Schreyer Honors College of the Pennsylvania State University. A dual British-American national, he serves as a board member of Q-Park and Acteon Group.
Shreya Malik, 36, is a Director on the Infrastructure team. She joined KKR in 2021 and spent over a decade at Partners Group, most recently as Senior Vice-President of its infrastructure funds team. Shreya Malik holds a master’s degree in Finance from the University of Oxford and a B.A. Hons. in Statistics and Economics from the University of Mumbai. A British national, she previously served as a board member for Partners Group portfolio companies Gren, Telepass and Greenlink.
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1 The main terms and conditions of the investment agreement are described in paragraph 1.3.2 of the offeror’s Offer Document published on Albioma’s website.