GDF SUEZ confirms that the SUEZ Environnement shareholders’ agreement will not be renewed - GDF SUEZ and SUEZ Environnement

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                                                              January 22, 2013

 GDF SUEZ confirms that the SUEZ Environnement shareholders' agreement will not
                                  be renewed
    GDF SUEZ and SUEZ Environnement have signed an industrial and commercial
                       cooperation framework agreement

At today's GDF SUEZ Board Meeting, Gérard Mestrallet, the Group's Chairman and
Chief Executive Officer, in line with the announcement made on December 5, 2012
and given the various notices of termination received from the parties
concerned, announced that the SUEZ Environnement shareholders' agreement,
entered into on June 5, 2008 between GDF SUEZ, Areva, Caisse des Dépôts et
Consignations, CNP Assurances, Sofina, Groupe Bruxelles Lambert and SUEZ
Environnement, will not be renewed and will therefore expire on July 22, 2013
for all the parties involved.

The two companies have always expressed their clear intention to continue
cooperating on the industrial and commercial front and in terms of the services
that bind them. The guiding principles for the industrial and commercial
agreements have just been approved by the two Groups and are the subject of a
framework agreement signed by Gérard Mestrallet and Jean-Louis Chaussade, Chief
Executive Officer of SUEZ Environnement. The agreements will focus on five
priority areas. A specific attention will be hold on the conclusion of the
application agreements and on their implementation in regards with the
provisions of competition law and market regulations. These agreements will be
concluded in accordance with the respective interests of both Groups. They will
focus on :

Mutual preference for purchases and/or sales
The diversity of skills and expertise within GDF SUEZ and SUEZ Environnement's
subsidiaries mean that there are frequent opportunities for sales and/or
purchases of goods and services between both Groups' subsidiaries. These
industrial and commercial relationships will continue, in order to support each
company's business activities and to optimize service and procurement costs on
both sides.

Developing synergies in industrial activities
Both Groups will continue and will endeavor to expand their collaboration in
several areas, such as the construction of seawater desalination plants
connected with power plants, the introduction of smart meters for gas,
electricity, and water consumption and the marketing of the energy generated by
waste incineration, as well as optimizing the energy efficiency of facilities
and networks.

Developing joint commercial offerings
GDF SUEZ and SUEZ Environnement will continue to work together on preparing
joint commercial offerings in areas such as the production, collection and
distribution of biomethane for local authorities' vehicle fleets, on the tools
and dashboards for urban services management, on partnerships with local
authorities and industrial platforms on their energy policies, as well as on
solutions for reducing our customers' carbon footprints.

GDF SUEZ CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS
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Sustainable development policy partnership
SUEZ Environnement will be GDF SUEZ's preferred partner in the field of
sustainable development.

Sales' coordination in terms of marketing, innovation and R&D
The two Groups will continue to focus on coordinating their commercial
approaches to major industrial customers and local authorities and in their
approaches to marketing, innovation and R&D in areas of mutual interest.

About GDF SUEZ
GDF SUEZ places responsible growth at the heart of its businesses in order to
meet major energy and environmental challenges: meeting energy requirements,
safeguarding supplies, combating climate change and maximizing the use of
resources. The Group provides innovative, high-performance solutions to
individuals, cities and businesses by relying on a diversified gas supply,
flexible and low carbonemission electricity generation and unique expertise in
four key sectors: liquid natural gas, energy efficiency services, independent
power production and environmental services. GDF SUEZ has 218,900 employees
worldwide and earned revenues of EUR90.7 billion euros in 2011. GDF SUEZ is
listed on the Brussels, Luxembourg and Paris stock exchanges and is represented
in the main international indices: CAC 40, BEL 20, DJ Stoxx 50, DJ Euro Stoxx
50, Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, MSCI Europe, ASPI Eurozone and ECPI Ethical
Index EMU.

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