Start of the Simplified Public Exchange Offer on AREVA IC
GROUP / FINANCE
April 19, 2011
Start of the Simplified Public Exchange Offer on AREVA Investment Certificates
one ordinary share for one investment certificate
offering date: April 19, 2011
expiration date: May 11, 2011
AREVA announces the start of the Simplified Public Exchange Offer (SPEO) initiated by the CEA on AREVA Investment Certificates (ICs) listed for trading on NYSE Euronext Paris (compartment B) under ISIN code FR0004275832.
The exchange ratio is one ordinary share (with one voting right) for each IC.
The offer period shall end on May 11, 2011.
During this same period, holders of non-voting preferred shares listed for trading on NYSE Euronext Paris (compartment B) under ISIN code FR0010986190 may exercise their right to voluntarily convert those shares into ordinary shares in accordance with AREVA’s by-laws.
Holders of ICs and non-voting preferred shares interested in participating in the proposed transactions are invited to contact their brokers, who will provide all necessary information.
This press release was prepared for purposes of information only. It does not constitute an offer to the public and is not intended for distribution in countries other than France. The distribution of this press release, the Offer and its acceptance may be subject to specific regulations or restrictions in certain countries. The Offer is not intended for persons subject to such restrictions, either directly or indirectly, and may not be accepted in any way in any country in which the Offer would be subject to such restrictions. Consequently, persons in possession of this press release are required to make enquiries as to potentially applicable local restrictions and to comply with them. AREVA declines all responsibility for any violation of these restrictions by whomsoever.