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Mersen selected by the Alstom/Bombardier consortium to provide equipment for  
                        the new Montréal metro 
Paris, January 16, 2013 - Mersen (Euronext FR0000039620 - MRN), a global
expert in materials and solutions for extreme environments and for the safety
and reliability of electrical equipment, is announcing the signature of a
contract with the Alstom/Bombardier consortium to supply current collectors for
the new Montréal metro. The contract is worth $5.5 million, with deliveries due
to take place over a period of around 4 years. 
It includes the supply of third-rail current collectors and shoes for the 52
9-car units that will run on the new metro. 
Mersen is one of the world leaders in this market estimated to be worth around
EUR50 million worldwide. The Group has already supplied similar systems for
metros in Paris and Santiago (Chile). 
"Mersen is delighted to have landed this contract with Alstom, one of its
longstanding partners that has certified its products", stated Luc Themelin,
Chairman of Mersen's Management Board. "The Group, which has leading-edge
expertise in rail transportation, was also able to meet the specific challenges
posed by this contract, i.e. compliance with the North American standards and
manufacturing operations to be split between France and Quebec." 
Mersen has a global sales and manufacturing base and its presence in France 
(St Bonnet de Mure) and in Quebec (Dorion) represented a crucial competitive
advantage. In addition, Mersen is a longstanding partner of the Montréal metro
system, providing its brushes and brushholders for auxiliary motors. 


About Mersen

Global expert in materials and solutions for extreme environments as well as in
the safety and reliability of electrical equipment, Mersen designs innovative
solutions to address its clients' specific needs to enable them to optimize
their manufacturing process in sectors such as energy, transportation,
electronics, chemical, pharmaceutical and process industries.

With 7,000 employees in over 40 countries, Mersen achieved consolidated sales 
of EUR830 million in 2011.
          The Group is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris - Compartment B
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