HSBC Bank plc: Electricite de France SA Stabilisation Notice

HSBC Bank plc: Electricite de France SA Stabilisation Notice 
Not for Distribution, Directly or Indirectly, in or Into the United
States or Any Jurisdiction in Which Such Distribution Would Be
Unlawful 
LONDON -- (Marketwire) -- 01/22/13 --  Electricite de France
(EURONEXT PARIS: EDF) 
HSBC Bank plc (contact: Jean-Marc Mercier) hereby gives notice that
the Stabilising Manager(s) named below may stabilise the offer of the
following securities in accordance with Commission Regulation (EC)
No. 2273/2003 implementing the Market Abuse Directive (2003/6/EC). 


 
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The securities:                                                              
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Issuer:                              Electricite de France SA                
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Guarantor (if any):                  na                                      
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Aggregate nominal amount:            Eur                 Eur                 
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Description:                         Eur FX PerpNC7yr    Eur FX PerpNC12yr   
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Offer price:                         Tbc                 tbc                 
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Other offer terms:                                                           
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Stabilisation:                                                               
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Stabilising Manager(s):              HSBC, Citi, BNP                         
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Stabilisation period expected to     22nd January 2013                       
 start on:                                                                   
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Stabilisation period expec
ted to end 21st February 2013                      
 no later than:                                                              
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Existence, maximum size & conditions       
 of use of over-allotment facility:  5% of the aggregate nominal amount 
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In connection with the offer of the above securities, the Stabilising
Managers may over-allot the securities or effect transactions with a
view to supporting the market price of the securities at a level
higher than that which might otherwise prevail. However, there is no
assurance that the Stabilising Managers will take any stabilisation
action and any stabilisation action, if begun, may be ended at any
time. 
This announcement is for information purposes only and does not
constitute an invitation or offer to underwrite, subscribe for or
otherwise acquire or dispose of any securities of the Issuer in any
jurisdiction. 
This announcement and the offer of the securities to which it relates
are only addressed to and directed at persons outside the United
Kingdom and persons in the United Kingdom who have professional
experience in matters related to investments or who are high net
worth persons within article 12(5) of the Financial Services and
Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 and must not be
acted on or relied on by other persons in the United Kingdom. 
In addition, if and to the extent that this announcement is
communicated in, or the offer of the securities to which it relates
is made in, any EEA Member State that has implemented Directive
2003/71/EC (together with any applicable implementing measures in any
Member State, the "Prospectus Directive") before the publication of a
prospectus in relation to the securities which has been approved by
the competent authority in that Member State in accordance with the
Prospectus Directive (or which has been approved by a competent
authority in another Member State and notified to the competent
authority in that Member State in accordance with the Prospectus
Directive), this announcement and the offer are only addressed to and
directed at persons in that Member State who are qualified investors
within the meaning of the Prospectus Directive (or who are other
persons to whom the offer may lawfully be addressed) and must not be
acted on or relied on by other persons in that Member State. 
This announcement is not an offer of securities for sale into the
United States. The securities have not been, and will not be,
registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933 and may not
be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an
exemption from registration. There will be no public offer of
securities in the United States.  
Richard Hooper and Bernice Demmer 
(HSBC) 
0207 991 5887
 
 
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