Nexans not to submit an offer document with respect to Draka Holding N.V. to the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets

Paris, November 24, 2010 – With reference to its press release dated October 27, 2010 in relation to a possible public bid for all of the ordinary shares of Draka Holding N.V. at a price of 15 euros per share, Nexans hereby announces, pursuant to article 7 paragraph 1(b) of the Dutch Decree on Public Takeover Bids (Besluit Openbare Biedingen Wft), that it will under the present circumstances not submit an offer document in relation to such bid for approval to the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (Autoriteit Financiële Markten).
 

This press release is issued pursuant to article 7 paragraph 1(b) of the Dutch Decree on Public Takeover Bids, requiring a status update.

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