PSA Peugeot Citroën France’s Leading Patent Filer For the Sixth Year in a Row

  PSA Peugeot Citroën France’s Leading Patent Filer For the Sixth Year in a

Business Wire

PARIS -- April 5, 2013

Regulatory News :

The ranking issued today by France’s National Intellectual Property Institute
(INPI) has confirmed that once again PSA Peugeot Citroën (Paris:UG) is the
country’s leading patent filer, with 1,348 patent applications published in
France in 2012.

Anticipation and innovation are the keys to meeting the expectations of our
current and future customers. The new patents filed in 2012 reflect our
continuous innovation-led drive to design vehicles that are increasingly
gentle on the environment and safe, thanks to on-board electronics and

Our new global Efficient Modular Platform 2 (EMP2), for which 116 patents were
filed, will provide effective solutions starting in 2013 in terms of
modularity, compact size, features and lower carbon emissions. More than 80
patents were filed for our petrol/compressed air Hybrid Air full hybrid
technology, which represents a milestone towards the 2l/100 km car.

PSA Peugeot Citroën was the European leader in low-carbon vehicles in 2012,
with average corporate emissions of 122.5 grams per kilometre. New steps are
being taken to reduce emissions even further, notably from diesel engines,
through the combination of two innovative technologies—Blue HDi (Selective
Catalytic Reduction or SCR) and the DPF particulate filter—which help
eliminate nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulates.

Other important areas of innovation for the Group include:

  *Connectivity (multimedia equipment, networks, wiring, electronics and
    human-machine interface).
  *Interior and exterior comfort and design, where innovations have
    accompanied the Peugeot and Citroën brands’ move upmarket. These include
    retractable, soft or transparent roof architectures; interior stowage
    solutions; more comfortable seats, seatbacks and headrests; more ergonomic
    headlights and taillights; and enhanced passenger compartment heating and
    air conditioning.

“PSA Peugeot Citroën was France’s leading patent filer for the sixth year in a
row. This repeat performance demonstrates the Group’s ability to continuously
innovate to meet customers’ future needs. It also reflects the hard work of
PSA Peugeot Citroën’s 16,000 R&D team members, all of whom are passionate
about inventing the cars of tomorrow,” said Jean-Marc Finot, Vice President
Research, Innovation & Advanced Engineering.

About PSA Peugeot Citroën
With its two world-renowned brands, Peugeot and Citroën, PSA Peugeot Citroën
sold 2.9 million vehicles worldwide in 2012, of which 38% outside Europe. The
second largest carmaker in Europe, PSA Peugeot Citroën recorded sales and
revenue of €55.4 billion in 2012. The Groupe is the European leader in terms
of CO[2] emissions, with an average of 122.5 grams of CO[2]/km in 2012.

PSA Peugeot Citroën has sales operations in 160 countries. It is also involved
in financing activities (Banque PSA Finance) and automotive equipment

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