21/10/2014 - Press release

Death of Total CEO Christophe de Margerie

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Paris, October 21, 2014

Total announces with deep regret and great sadness that Chairman and CEO Christophe de Margerie died just after 10pm (Paris time) on October 20 in a private plane crash at Vnukovo Airport in Moscow, following a collision with a snow removal machine.

Four people were found dead at the scene of the accident, including three crew members and Christophe de Margerie.

The thoughts of the management and employees of the Group go out to Christophe de Margerie’s wife, children and loved ones as well as to the families of the other victims. 

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