Gilles Paire, co-founder, shareholder and EVP of French independent music label and distributor Naïve has left the company.

He departed on Jan. 14, 2010, according to a statement by Naïve CEO Patrick Zelnik.

"Gilles has brought a determined contribution to the creation and growth of Naïve, which has became in 12 years a major player in Europe," said Zelnik. :We thank him and wish him the best for the future."

The reason for his departure has not been disclosed.

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