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Appointments at COGEMA

Press release

January 30, 2002

Following the COGEMA General Meeting held on 13 June, the Board of Directors appointed Didier Benedetti Chief Operating Officer of COGEMA. Mr. BENEDETTI will also be a member of the AREVA Executive Committee.The following were named Senior Executive Vice Presidents of COGEMA:Christian GOBERT,Yves COUPIN, Sustainable Development and Constant Progress,Gilbert LEHMANN, Finance.

Didier BENEDETTI, 49, holds a degree in engineering from ESIEA and is a graduate of the IAE of Paris. He worked previously for Schlumberger, Thomson and Fiat.

Christian GOBERT, 58, is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris. He has been Executive Vice President of COGEMA since 1983.

Yves COUPIN, 59, is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris. He joined COGEMA in 1983. He will remain Executive Vice President of the Reprocessing-Recycling-Engineering Sector, a position he has held since June 2000.

Gilbert LEHMANN, 56, is a graduate of the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris and holds advanced degrees in economics. He joined COGEMA as Chief Financial Officer in September 2001.