AREVA : Production Fully Resumes At SOMAÏR

  AREVA : Production Fully Resumes At SOMAÏR

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PARIS -- August 7, 2013

Regulatory News :

Production of uranium concentrate has resumed at the SOMAÏR mine operated by
AREVA (Paris:AREVA) in northern Niger.

Production had been interrupted by a terrorist attack on May 23.

Ore extraction resumed on May 24, and one of the two processing lines went
back into service on June 18.

Both processing lines at the site are now operational.

Olivier Wantz, a member of the AREVA Executive Board and Senior Executive Vice
President of the Mining BG, said “The SOMAÏR and AREVA teams mobilized
magnificently to repair the damage caused by this unspeakable act, which cost
the life of one of our coworkers. The SOMAÏR site is completely operational
today, two months ahead of the provisional timetable.”

AREVA supplies advanced technology solutions for power generation with less
carbon. Its expertise and unwavering insistence on safety, security,
transparency and ethics are setting the standard, and its responsible
development is anchored in a process of continuous improvement.
Ranked first in the global nuclear power industry, AREVA’s unique integrated
offering to utilities covers every stage of the fuel cycle, nuclear reactor
design and construction, and operating services. The group is actively
developing its activities in renewable energies – wind, bioenergy, solar and
energy storage – to become one of the leaders in this sector worldwide.
With these two major offers, AREVA’s 47,000 employees are helping to supply
ever safer, cleaner and more economical energy to the greatest number of

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