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AREVA Recognized as a Top Work Place in San Francisco Bay Area

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June 22, 2010

June 22, 2010

AREVA, a global leader in nuclear energy and a significant, growing player in renewable energy, announces today that it has been named a Top Work Place by the Bay Area News Group* for its operations in San Jose, Calif. AREVA is ranked at 29 in the small business category.

The ranking recognizes AREVA’s San Jose operations, which were established in November 2007 to support AREVA’s advanced reactor program and existing nuclear plant modernization projects.

The Top Work Place ranking was based on employees’ feedback from an independent survey conducted by Workplace Dynamics. Feedback was gathered regarding the work environment, values and ethics, compensation, training and development opportunities, leadership and the company’s future prospects.

“We were honored to be nominated for this award by our employees and are now proud that we have been selected as a Top Work Place in the Bay Area,” said President and CEO Jacques Besnainou. “Nearly three years ago, we set out to establish an office where there was a rich talent pool of technology professionals to support the needs of our business. Through the feedback provided in support of this nomination, it is clear our employees in San Jose agree that AREVA provides a motivating work environment, competitive compensation and benefits, and flexibility that supports them and their families.”

AREVA employs more than 180 employees in the Bay Area. Additional AREVA offices in the Bay Area are located in Benicia and Mountain View, Calif. AREVA Solar, located in Mountain View, designs, manufactures and installs solar steam generators for global power generation and the industrial steam needs of its customers, and is actively hiring engineers, project managers, supply chain personnel and sales personnel to build and support our solar energy business worldwide.

“We are rapidly expanding our renewable energy portfolio, which includes concentrated solar power plants, biomass and offshore wind,” said Besnainou. “AREVA Solar is expecting to double its employee population by the end of this year.” To learn more about career opportunities at AREVA, including our Bay Area locations, text ArevaJobs to 22345.

* The Bay Area News Group publishes the San Jose Mercury News, Contra Costa Times, Oakland Tribune and San Mateo County Times and is part of the California Newspapers Partnership, owned by Media News Group, Gannett Co. and Stephens Media.


Jarret Adams
Phone: +1 (306) 343-4637
Email: jarret.adams@areva.com

Véronique Larlham
Phone: +1 (306) 343-4503
Email: veronique.larlham@areva.com