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Successful launch of AREVA's first bond issue

Press release

GROUPE / FINANCE

September 11, 2009

AREVA today launched and priced successfully a EUR 2.250 billion inaugural bond issue, comprising a EUR 1.250 billion 7-year tranche (bond due in September 2016) with an annual coupon of 3.875% and a EUR 1 billion 15-year tranche (bond due in September 2024) with an annual coupon of 4.875%. The order book was closed in less than 10 minutes, with a final size exceeding EUR 16 billion.

This bond issue will lengthen significantly the average maturity of AREVA’s debt and sup-port the group’s development program.

AREVA's long-term debt is rated ‘A’ with "stable" outlook by Standard & Poor's. CALYON Crédit Agricole CIB, HSBC, J.P. Morgan and Société Générale Corpo-rate & Investment Banking acted as bookrunner for this bond issue.

"AREVA is pleased with investors’ interest in this first bond issue. This success demon-strates their confidence in the group’s strategy." commented Alain-Pierre Raynaud, AREVA’s Chief Financial Officer.

Contact

  • AREVA Press Office:
    Julien Duperray / Katherine Berezowskyj / Aurélie Grange / Jérôme Rosso 
    Tel: +33 1 34 96 12 15 - Fax: +33 1 34 96 16 54
    email: press@areva.com

  • AREVA Investors Relations:
    Manuel Lachaux
    Anne-Sophie Jugean
    Tél : +33 1 34 96 11 53
    email: manuel.lachaux@areva.com