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AREVA finalizes RITZ High-Voltage acquisition

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FACTS AND FIGURES / FINANCE

August 01, 2006

On June 30, 2006, AREVA T&D and the RITZ Group signed an agreement for the purchase of the RITZ High Voltage business by AREVA T&D.

The conditions precedent for the transaction's completion are now satisfied, and from August 1, 2006, the RITZ High Voltage business becomes fully part of AREVA T&D.

RITZ High Voltage is one of the top players in the instrument transformers industry, with sales of around €50 million in 2005 and 500 employees.

The synergies between the RITZ and AREVA T&D product portfolios and sales territories, especially in China and the United States, will make AREVA T&D number one in the worldwide High Voltage Instrument Transformers market.

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