AREVA successfully launches a new 9-year bond issue of 750-million euros

Paris, (PresseBox) - AREVA launched and priced today a 750-million euro bond issue due on March 20, 2023 (9-year maturity) with an annual coupon of 3.125%. The settlement of the issue and the admission to trading of the notes on Euronext Paris is scheduled on March 20, 2014.

This bond issue completes the previous bond issues and private placements carried out since 2009, for a total amount of 5.8 billion euros, which are due in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2024.

BBVA, Citi, Crédit Agricole CIB, Natixis, Royal Bank of Scotland and Société Générale acted as bookrunners for this bond issue.

This operation contributes to strengthening the financing scheme of the group by extending the debt average maturity to 6.1 years (compared to 5.7 years at December 31, 2013).

AREVA GmbH

AREVA supplies advanced technology 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 operating services. The group is also expanding in renewable energies - wind, bioenergy, solar, energy storage - to become a European leader in this sector.

With these two major offers, AREVA's 46,000 employees are helping to supply ever safer, cleaner and more economical energy to the greatest number of people.

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