Francois Villeroy de Galhau, BNP Paribas SA’s co-chief operating officer, denied that he’s leaving the bank to become President Francois Hollande’s chief of staff, Les Echos reported, citing an interview. * Link to Les Echos story (French): NSN MX9CSH3HBS3K <GO>
Electricite de France SA, the world’s biggest operator of nuclear reactors, and Veolia Environnement SA are near an agreement to split their Dalkia energy-services company, said people familiar with the matter.
Electricite de France SA plans to take another month to decide on whether to sell its U.K. distribution network to cut debt, French daily Les Echos reported, without saying where it got the information.
Glencore International AG, the world’s largest commodities trader, has mandated three banks to study a possible initial public offering that may take place around the second quarter of this year, French daily Les Echos reported, without citing anyone.
Areva SA has hired Nomura Holdings Inc. to advise it on Urenco Ltd., the uranium enrichment company owned by the U.K., Germany and the Netherlands, French daily Les Echos reported, citing unidentified people.