AREVA increases its 5-year bond issue by 400 million euros

Paris, (PresseBox) - AREVA launched and priced today a 400-million euro bond issue through an increase of its existing bond issue due on October 5, 2017 (5-year maturity), with an annual coupon of 4,625%.

This bond issue completes the 7-year and the 15-year tranches issues on September 11, 2009, the 10-year tranche issued on October 23, 2009, the 10-year tranche issued on September 8, 2010 and the 6-year tranche issued on September 28, 2011, so that total AREVA's outstanding debt issues amount to 4.65 billion euros.

It secures the long-term financing needs of the group, as a complement to the disposal program forming part of the "Action 2016" plan.

AREVA's long term debt is rated "BBB-" by Standard and Poor's with a stable outlook.

Crédit Agricole CIB, Deutsche Bank, Natixis and Royal Bank of Scotland acted as bookrunners for this bond issue.

AREVA GmbH

AREVA supplies solutions for power generation with less carbon. Its expertise and unwavering insistence on safety, security, transparency and ethics are setting the standard, and its responsible development is anchored in a process of continuous improvement.

Ranked first in the global nuclear power industry, AREVA's unique integrated offering to utilities covers every stage of the fuel cycle, nuclear reactor design and construction, and related services. The group is also expanding in renewable energies - wind, solar, bioenergies, hydrogen and storage - to be one of the top three in this sector worldwide in 2012.

With these two major offers, AREVA's 48,000 employees are helping to supply ever safer, cleaner and more economical energy to the greatest number of people.

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