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PSA Peugeot Citroën : Successful Sales of the Peugeot 2008 Lead Mulhouse Plant to Increase Production



  PSA Peugeot Citroën : Successful Sales of the Peugeot 2008 Lead Mulhouse
  Plant to Increase Production

Business Wire

PARIS -- June 25, 2013

Regulatory News:

PSA Peugeot Citroën (Paris:UG):

  * Successful launch of the Peugeot 2008 urban crossover, with more than
    26,000 orders booked in Europe
  * Further increase in the model’s production at the Mulhouse plant
  * 200 jobs to be created at the facility

At today’s special meeting of the Mulhouse plant’s Works Council, management
announced a further increase in production of the Peugeot 2008 urban
crossover.

Just two months following its market launch, the Peugeot 2008 is enjoying
immense popularity, with more than 26,000 orders already booked in Europe,
including more than 12,000 in France, 3,000 in Italy and 3,000 in Germany. In
addition, the model's high trim level mix, with levels 3 and 4 accounting for
73% of orders, effectively illustrates Peugeot’s move upmarket.

Starting on 2 September, production of the model at Mulhouse will therefore be
gradually increased, from 310 units/day currently to 520 units/day as of
mid-September, and to 615 units/day as of mid-October.

Following the 27 May announcement of a new half shift and some 100 new jobs
created at the facility, the latest production increase will entail the
introduction of a full shift on line 2, representing a team of around 200 more
people.

Jobs to support the increased output will be filled on a priority basis by
employees transferred from the Aulnay and Rennes plants and, depending on the
number of transfers, by part-time workers recruited from the Mulhouse region.

Also in response to the popularity of the Peugeot 2008, the Mulhouse plant
announced the need to schedule 13 additional working days in this year’s
calendar.

The Mulhouse plant is one of PSA Peugeot Citroën’s largest manufacturing
facilities in Europe. Created in 1962, it assembles the Peugeot 2008 and the
Citroën C4 and DS4. In 2012, some 220,000 cars rolled off of its two assembly
lines. The plant also produces mechanical and metal subassemblies used to
manufacture chassis systems, engines (mainly for the latest generation
three-cylinder petrol EB engine) and gearboxes for the entire PSA Peugeot
Citroën Group as well as for other automakers. The Mulhouse facility
manufactures around 1,000 vehicles per day and has 8,000 employees.

    Communications Department - 75 avenue de la Grande Armée - 75116 Paris
          Telephone (33 1) 40 66 42 00 - www.psa-peugeot-citroen.com

Contact:

Site de Mulhouse
Philippe Kalb - +33 (0)3 89 09 26 61
philippe.kalb@mpsa.com
or
Peugeot Press - +33 (0)1 40 66 56 66
or
PSA Peugeot Citroën :
media contact – +33 (0)1 40 66 42 00
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