Chairman of French bank to face trial for conflict of interest


Court to decide whether appointment of François Pérol as head of BPCE after being President Sarkozy's economic adviser breached rules.

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Francois Perol, chairman of France's second-biggest retail bank, BPCE, is to face trial in a case to determine whether his nomination to head the group in 2009 represented a conflict of interest, a judicial source told Reuters on Thursday, reports Reuters.