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AREVA was created on September 3, 2001, based on the structure of its predecessor, CEA-Industrie. CEA Industrie’s capital was 95%-owned by Commissariat à l’Énergie Nucléaire (the CEA). Today, public sector holdings (CEA, the French state and CDC) of group capital has risen close to 87%. 4% of AREVA’s share capital is float.

Shareholder structure January 8, 2015

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*   KIA (Kuwait Investment Authority).
** BPI-France Participations (Banque Publique d'Investissement).


The current shareholder structure is a derivation of the original structure and dates from AREVA’s foundation on September 3, 2001 and successive market transactions.

  • At AREVA's foundation, numerous shareholders (Total, EDF...) exchanged a number of minority holdings primarily in COGEMA and Framatome SA for shares in the new AREVA group.
  • The holdings of the original shareholder, the CEA (Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique et aux énergies alternatives) is still at a majority stake that is for now at 69%.
  • In December 2010, the sovereign fund of Koweit (Kuwait  Investment Authority) has entered the capital of AREVA at a 5% level, followed by the French State which reinforced his direct stake.
  • The capital increase reserved to investment certificates holders (only listed investment tool at this time) at the beginning of 2011 allowed to keep the float (part of the capital held by the general public) at 4% of the capital.
  • The exchange in 2011 of all AREVA's shares into ordinary shares had considerably simplified the structure of AREVA's capital.
  • Since May 30, 2011 AREVA’s entire capital has been listed in the form of ordinary shares.

Change in shareholding December 31, 2011

As of December 31, 2011, the share capital of AREVA is made of 383,204,852 common shares with a single voting right each.

To AREVA’s knowledge, no person that is not a member of an executive or supervisory body of the issuer holds, directly or indirectly, a percentage of AREVA’s share capital or voting rights that would be subject to disclosure in accordance with the national law applicable to AREVA.

Sharehoder20112009From 2001 to 20082000
CEA73.03%73,03%78.96%83.16%*78.96%82.99%95.14 %100.00%
French State**10.17%10.17%8.39%8.41%5.19%519%--
AREVA auto-Contol 0.31%0.31%0.2% -----

* Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank (CA CIB) entered into a liquidity guarantee with Framépargne by which it agreed to acquire, in the event of insufficient liquidity, AREVA shares held by Framépargne that the latter would have to sell to meet share repurchase requirements. Pursuant to this guarantee, CA CIB purchased some AREVA shares beginning in July 2002. The liquidity of the shares was then ensured by AREVA itself as provided by the law of December 30, 2006 and the implementing decree of October 2007, until the shares were traded on the NYSE Euronext Paris regulated market on May 30, 2011.

** It should be noted that, since the AREVA group’s establishment, ERAP held 3.21% of AREVA’s share capital and 3.21% of its voting rights. In 2009, ERAP transferred its AREVA shares to the French State.

*** Treasury shares held by AREVA are non-voting, as provided in Article L. 225-210 of the French Commercial Code (Code de commerce).

**** The reason for the difference in the percentage of share capital and percentage of voting rights held by the CEA in AREVA is that the CEA owned all of the voting right certificates, which were recombined into common shares with the investment certificates in connection with the public exchange offer that closed on May 11, 2011

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