Euriware : AREVA and Capgemini enter into exclusive negotiations

  Euriware: AREVA and Capgemini enter into exclusive negotiations

Business Wire

PARIS -- October 17, 2013

Regulatory News:

Engaged in the search for a strategic partner for its IT services subsidiary
Euriware*, AREVA (Paris:AREVA) has decided to enter into exclusive
negotiations with Capgemini for the acquisition of Euriware.

The decision was announced to Euriware’s employee representatives during a
Central Works Council (CCE - Comité Central d'Entreprise) on Monday and to
Areva’s Supervisory Board today.

Capgemini’s offer includes an industrial project addressing the economic and
social interests of both parties, notably a commitment regarding employment
and business sites.

By joining Capgemini, a global group with wide-ranging activities in the IT
services sector, Euriware employees would benefit from an environment
conducive to their professional development.

With the acquisition of Euriware, Capgemini would strengthen its long-term
relationship with a major industrial group, while Areva would be able to rely
on a strategic partner for the transformation of its IT and the development of
its activities worldwide. A global long-term outsourcing and systems
integration contract would be signed by the two parties as part of this
transaction.

This acquisition would also enable Capgemini to strengthen its service
offering in the area of industrial IT and its leadership in the energy sector,
while acquiring scarce know-how in the nuclear industry.

The dialogue will continue with the representative bodies of both Euriware and
Areva. Presentation and discussion meetings will be organized with Capgemini.
The objective is to finalize an agreement by early 2014.

* Euriware, a French company created in 1991, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of
the Areva group with which it generates the majority of its revenues. It also
serves clients in the energy, industry and defense sectors. The company
proposes a high value-added offering in outsourcing, industrial systems and
information systems security, as well as systems integration.

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MORE ABOUT AREVA

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 a European leader in this sector.

With these two major offers, AREVA’s 46,000 employees are helping to supply
ever safer, cleaner and more economical energy to the greatest number of
people.

MORE ABOUT CAPGEMINI

With more than 125,000 people in 44 countries, Capgemini is one of the world's
foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services. The
Group reported 2012 global revenues of EUR10.3 billion. Together with its
clients, Capgemini creates and delivers business and technology solutions that
fit their needs and drive the results they want. A deeply multicultural
organization, Capgemini has developed its own way of working, the
Collaborative Business Experience™, and draws on Rightshore®, its worldwide
delivery model.

For more information, visit www.capgemini.com

Contact:

AREVA
Press:
Julien Duperray – Jérôme Rosso +33 (1) 34 96 12 15
press@areva.com
or
Analysts and Investors:
Marie de Scorbiac +33 (1) 34 96 05 97
marie.descorbiac@areva.com
or
Philippine du Repaire : +33 (1) 34 96 11 51
philippine.durepaire@areva.com
or
CAPGEMINI
Press:
Christel Lerouge +33 (1) 47 54 50 76
christel.lerouge@capgemini.com
or
Nicolas Atlan + 33 (1) 47 54 50 71
nicolas.atlan@capgemini.com
or
Investors:
Walter Vejdovsky +33 (1) 47 54 50 87
walter.vejdovsky@capgemini.com
 
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