EuropaCorp names Baronnet CEO

Company appoints two new board members

PARIS -- French production and distribution giant EuropaCorp. has named Jean-Julien Baronnet its new CEO.

The 49-year-old Baronnet previously served as executive vp of the international chemical company Rhodia group and as deputy CEO of Ose Consulting.

The EuropaCorp. board of directors also has appointed new members including Postmedia France chairman Herve Digne and Rothschild & Co. managing partner Gregoire Chertok.

The distributor will release "Transporter 3" in both France and the U.S. on Nov. 26, and EuropaCorp. will announce its first half 2008-09 results Nov. 13.