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PPR names CFO as Palus role expanded

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Reuters
Published
Dec 13, 2011

PARIS - French retail and luxury group PPR said it appointed a new chief financial officer as it widens the role of Group Managing Director Jean-Francois Palus to focus on the company's expansion strategy.

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Francois Pinault, Photo: Corbis Images

Jean-Marc Duplaix, previously deputy CFO at France's second-largest private broadcaster, M6, will take over the role at PPR on Jan. 30, the company said in a statement on Tuesday.

PPR, which owns luxury brands Gucci and Balenciaga, is focusing on luxury and lifestyle and shifting away from retail, and is building a sports and lifestyle division based around the German Puma brand. (Reporting by James Regan; Editing by Christian Plumb)

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