AREVA: Clarification on mining exploration in Jordan

  AREVA:Clarification on mining exploration in Jordan

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PARIS -- October 23, 2012

Regulatory News:

AREVA (Paris:AREVA) denies the information in today’s press alleging that “an
AREVA mining exploitation licence has been cancelled by the Jordanian
Authorities.”

This is an exploration mining agreement which expired.

AREVA has been present in Jordan since January 2009 through the Jordanian
French Uranium Mining Company (JFUMC), a 50/50 subsidiary with the Jordan
state, where it has been conducting mining exploration works in the Central
Jordan area.

During approximately 4 years, AREVA has been carrying out important
exploration works leading to the discovery of uranium quantities exceeding
20,000 metric tons in 70 square km, on 15-20 meter depths.

Jordanian Authorities has decided not to extend the first phase of the mining
agreement, which terminated in early 2012. As a result, the mining agreement
has been terminated by mutual consent of all parties.

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Patricia Marie
Pauline Briand
Alexandre Thebault
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F: +33 (0) 1 34 96 16 54
press@areva.com
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Investor Relations
Marie de Scorbiac
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T: +33 (0) 1 34 96 05 97
Philippine du Repaire
philippine.durepaire@areva.com
T: +33 (0) 1 34 96 11 51