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Dassault Aviation signs agreement regarding stake in Thales

Dec. 19, 2008, Paris, France– Alcatel-Lucent and Dassault Aviation today announced that they have signed the definitive agreement regarding the acquisition by Dassault Aviation of Alcatel-Lucent’s shares in Thales.


December 19, 2008
By Carey Fredericks

Dec. 19, 2008, Paris, France– Alcatel-Lucent and Dassault Aviation today announced
that they have signed the definitive agreement regarding the
acquisition by Dassault Aviation of Alcatel-Lucent’s shares in Thales,
namely 41,262,481 shares.

This transaction will be based on a price of EUR 38 per share, representing a total value of about Euro 1.57 billion.

The
closing of the transaction, foreseen for spring 2009, is in particular
subject to regulatory and administrative approvals, of which those
relative to antitrust.