CGE Distribution incentive winners among Air France victims

Salespeople and spouses on Air France Flight 447 from Brazil

Air France 447 disaster: CGE Distribution incentive winners among Air France victims
Air France 447 disaster: CGE Distribution incentive winners among Air France victims

Nine CGE Distribution incentive prize winners, their partners and one executive were among the victims of the doomed Air France Rio-Paris flight, it has been reported.

CGE Distribution, the French division of electrical equipment distributor Sonepar, has paid tribute to the sales team, company executive and spouses present on Air France Flight 447.

The group were returning from an incentive trip to Rio de Janeiro.

"This trip was meant as a prize and it turned into a tragedy," Yvon Maguer, chief financial officer at the company, told Bloomberg. "They had left four days earlier for Brazil. They are all gone now."

Maguer added: "Our absolute priority right now is to focus on helping the families of the victims, to figure out what we can do for them."

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