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AREVA Names 2017 Engineer of the Year Award Recipients

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April 25, 2017

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 25, 2017 – AREVA NP today announced the recipients of its annual Engineer of the Year awards. These company-wide awards honor AREVA NP employees who achieved engineering excellence through significant contributions to the engineering profession and AREVA NP’s engineering activities.

Mark Lowry, based in Lynchburg, Va., was selected as AREVA NP’s 2017 Engineer of the Year for his work leading the development of two major non-destructive examination (NDE) techniques: AREVA NP’s new VIPOR video inspection crawler tool and an innovative Combustion Engineering Material Reliability Program inspection process for core shrouds that enables remote, underwater enhanced visual exams.

In addition to the overall Engineer of the Year, AREVA NP recognizes Engineers of the Year in each business unit.

Installed Base Business Unit

• Mark Lowry

• Suzanne Palmer, based at AREVA NP’s Marlborough, Mass., facility

Fuel Business Unit

• Mike Merholz, based at AREVA NP’s Lynchburg, Va., facility

• Dan Tinkler, based at AREVA NP’s Richland, Wash., facility

“Our people are proud and passionate about what they do, and are focused on creating and implementing solutions that consistently put our customers first,” said Gary Mignogna, president and CEO of AREVA Inc. “With their technical innovations and accomplishments, our 2017 Engineers of the Year embody AREVA’s culture of invention. The forward-thinking solutions imagined and implemented by people like Mark, Mike, Dan and Suzanne sustain and advance nuclear energy around the world.”

AREVA NP’s Engineers of the Year are nominated by their peers. From those nominations, business unit management and an independent internal committee representing all operations select finalists and the Engineers of the Year. Nominees are evaluated based on their contributions to their business unit during the year and how well they exemplify operational excellence through their commitment to safety, quality, performance, delivery, innovation and community involvement.

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