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EDF Trading announces two appointments for its North American business

EDF Trading, a wholly-owned subsidiary of EDF S.A., announces two appointments to its North American retail and origination businesses:

Mikel (Mike) Smith has joined EDF Trading as Senior Vice President, Retail Supply and Origination.  Smith was previously Managing Director of Retail at ENCOA, the retail division of Twin Eagle Resource Management.

Bojana Popovic has been appointed Vice President of Retail Strategy and Business Development.  Popovic joined EDF Trading North America in 2007 and has had a number of roles, most recently, Vice President of Fundamental Analysis, Power and Gas Trading. 

“Mike has over twenty years experience in the energy industry with an in-depth knowledge of the retail energy sector and its operation.  He is a welcome addition to EDF Trading as we continue to expand our wholesale supply services to third party retailers in North America,” said John Rittenhouse, Chief Executive of EDF Trading.

“Bojana has been with us for a number of years and her strong analytical skills and market expertise will greatly enhance her new role as she looks to develop our footprint in the commercial and industrial power and gas markets,” he continued. 

Both appointments are effective immediately.  Popovic and Smith will report to Mary Anne Brelinsky, Head of North American Retail and Origination. 

EDF Energy Services currently serves over 1,800 MW of electricity in the U.S. and 300,000 MMBtu/d of natural gas to commercial and industrial customers in North America.  It is active in most deregulated natural gas markets and plans to be registered in all deregulated electricity markets by the end of 2014.     

For further information, please contact:
EDF Trading
Michele Reid, Head of Communications
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7061 4232
Email: michele.reid@edftrading.com

About EDF Trading

EDF Trading is a leader in the international wholesale energy markets. It manages a portfolio of assets which give it the ability to source, supply, transport, store, blend and convert physical commodities around the world.  These capabilities enable EDF Trading to deliver essential asset optimisation services, risk management and wholesale market access to the EDF Group and its third party customers, helping them to realise the value inherent in their asset portfolios.

EDF Trading is active in the electricity, natural gas, LNG, upstream gas, coal and freight, oil logistics and environmental products markets.  It is one of the largest wholesale market traders in Europe for power and gas, one of the main providers of energy management services for power generation companies in the US and the fifth largest marketer of gas in North America.  It is one of the largest importers of coal into Europe and is a leading US energy retailer for large commercial and industrial customers.

EDF Trading is a 100% owned subsidiary of EDF, Europe’s leading electricity producer.

EDF Trading has around 1000 employees with offices in the UK, Europe, Singapore, China, the United States and Canada.

For more information on EDF Trading, please visit www.edftrading.com.