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AREVA sales its entire stake in AssystemBrime

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FACTS AND FIGURES / FINANCE

May 13, 2005

AREVA today announces the placing of its entire 28.4% stake in AssystemBrime (5,672,620 shares).

Lazard-IXIS is acting lead-manager for the share placement.

In addition, AREVA intends to sell in the near future by way of a private transaction the 1,020,000 redeemable warrants maturity 2012 it currently owns.

Following the above-mentioned transactions, AREVA will no longer own any shares or redeemable warrants in AssystemBrime.

After the €45m gain realized in 2003 from the AssystemBrime merger, the overall gain for the group in the framework of this transaction amounts to €67m.

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