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Société Générale brings legal proceedings for defamation

The accusations that Mr Mélenchon and the members of the support committee of Jérôme Kerviel – a man who was convicted several times in succession for forgery and breach of trust – have seen fit to make are not only intolerable and unacceptable for Societe Generale and its 145,000 employees, but also amount to defamation. Societe Generale will not allow such accusations to be made against it and its senior executives and has therefore given instructions for the filing of legal proceedings against Messrs Mélenchon, Koubbi and Kerviel as well as any person who would utter such accusations.