Press releases 2006

Nexans signs a 65 million Euro frame agreement contract to supply power infrastructure cables in the United States

Paris, December 21, 2006 - Nexans has been awarded a three-year frame agreement contract worth 65 million Euro to supply medium-voltage power cables to Salt River Project (SRP), the third largest public power utility in the US.
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Switzerland-Italy interconnection: high voltage underground cross-border link

Paris, December 19, 2006 – Nexans has signed a contract worth 5 million euros with Azienda Elettrica Ticinese (AET) for completion of an interconnection project between Switzerland and Italy.
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Nexans wins a 30 million Euro submarine power cable contract for Denmark’s Horns Rev 2 offshore wind farm

Paris, December 6, 2006 – Nexans has signed a contract with Danish utility Energinet.dk to deliver and install the power export cable for Dong Energy’s Horns Rev 2 offshore wind farm on the west coast of Denmark.
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Nexans joins forces with Bel Stewart to develop a Cat7 jack for active equipment

Paris, December 1, 2006 - Nexans confirmed today the signing of a partnership agreement with Bel Stewart, a global producer of high-quality electronic components. This partnership is an appropriate response to the rising demand for GG45 solutions, and will allow both firms to offer a comprehensive product range.
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Nexans concludes its acquisition of Olex

Paris, 1st December 2006 – The Australian company Olex is leader of the southern Asia-Pacific cable industry.
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RIPS, a Nexans company dedicated to recycling, reuses 100 per cent of cable materials

Paris, November 28, 2006 – RIPS has developed unique expertise across the complete cable recycling chain. Thanks to its technological prowess, RIPS is today able to reuse 100 per cent of cable materials, including non-ferrous metals and plastics.
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Nexans to acquire Olex, the cable industry leader in Australasia

Paris, November 8, 2006 – Nexans, the worldwide leader in the cable industry, announced the signature of an agreement to acquire the Australian company Olex, the uncontested cable industry leader in the Australasia region, for approximately 310 million euros.
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As part of its submarine energy cables activities, Nexans acquires the C/S Skagerrak, one of the world’s most advanced cable-laying vessels

Paris, November 6, 2006 - Nexans  has signed a contract with Bourbon Cable AS, a Norwegian subsidiary of the French company Bourbon, to purchase the C/S Bourbon Skagerrak, one of the world’s most powerful cable-laying vessels
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Nexans opens its first cable plant in Japan

Futtsu (Japan), November 2, 2006 - Nexans, the worldwide leader in the cable industry, held an inauguration ceremony on November 1st, in presence of Gérard Hauser, Chairman and CEO of the Group, and Teruyoshi Tanabe, President of Viscas, for the official start of production at its new submarine high voltage power cable plant of Tokyo Bay in Japan.
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2006 third-quarter sales: organic growth of 6.3%

Paris, October 24, 2006 - Nexans today announced 2006 third-quarter sales of 1,900 million euros (at actual non-ferrous metal prices*). This result is based on 13 working weeks, compared to 14 working weeks in the third quarter 2005.
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Jean-Marie Pivard appointed Corporate Vice President Internal Audit of Nexans

Paris, October 11, 2006 - Nexansannounces the appointment of Jean-Marie Pivard, 40 years old, as Corporate Vice President Internal Audit.
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Frédéric Michelland appointed Chief Financial Officer of Nexans

Paris, September 21, 2006 - Nexans announces the appointment of Frédéric Michelland, 40 years old, as Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Executive Committee, effective November 1st, 2006. Frédéric Michelland is joining from Suez Group.
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Nexans wins a 100 million Euros contract in the Arabian Gulf

Paris, September 21, 2006 – Nexans has been awarded a €100 million contract by the Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority (ADWEA) to supply and install the submarine and land cables to create a new 132kV power link between Abu Dhabi’s mainland network and Delma Island.
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Nexans wins a 73 million Euro contract in the United States for Long Island Replacement Cable project

Paris, September 4, 2006 - Nexans has been awarded a contract worth over 73 million Euro to design, manufacture, deliver and install a 138 kV high voltage submarine transmission link between Norwalk (Connecticut) and Northport on Long Island (New York) in the United States.
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LIPA and American Superconductor Bring the Largest Superconducting Transmission Cable to Long Island

Hauppauge, NY-August 2, 2006 - The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) held a Groundbreaking Ceremony today in Holbrook to announce the construction phase of the world’s largest and highest-voltage superconductor electric transmission cable system.
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Strong growth in 2006 first-half results ahead of plan schedule

Paris, July 25, 2006 - The Board of Directors of Nexans, which met on July 24, 2006 under the chairmanship of Gérard Hauser, reviewed the Group's consolidated financial statements for the first half-year.
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Creation of a production joint venture in Japan for submarine high voltage power cables

Paris, July 25, 2006 – Nexans, the worldwide leader in the cable industry, today announced the signature of agreements with Viscas (JV Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. and Fujikura Ltd) to create a production joint venture dedicated to the manufacturing of submarine high voltage power cables.
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Nexans breaks new ground in the Baltic region with xDSL frame agreement for Citrus Solutions

Paris, July 19, 2006 – Nexans has recently been awarded a frame agreement for the supply of copper and optical fiber telecommunication cables to Citrus Solutions, a subsidiary of the Latvian telecom operator Lattelekom.
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Nexans announces an increase in the amount of its issue of Bonds convertible into and/or exchangeable for new or existing shares (OCEANE) due January 1st, 2013 to € 279,999,930.60

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Not for distribution in the United States, Australia, Canada or Japan/Nexans launches an offering of bonds convertible into and/or exchangeable for new or existing shares (OCEANE) - Final Terms

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Not for distribution in the United States, Australia, Canada or Japan/Nexans launches an offering of bonds convertible into and/or exchangeable for new or existing shares (OCEANE) - AMF visa granted

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Not for distribution in the United States, Australia, Canada or Japan/Nexans launches an offering of bonds convertible into and/or exchangeable for new or existing shares (OCEANE)

Paris, June 29th, 2006 - Nexans is launching today an offering of bonds convertible into and/or exchangeable for new or existing shares of Nexans due January 1st, 2013.
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Change in Credit Rating and Revised Outlook

Paris, June 23, 2006 - Nexans revises its outlook at 30 June 2006.
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Nexans wins €98 million subsea power cable contract for BP’s Valhall Power from Shore project

Paris, June 20, 2006 - Nexans and BP are making history with the Power from Shore project that will make Valhall, in the Norwegian North Sea, the world’s first offshore oil field to receive all its electricity from land, with no need for on-platform generation.
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Bredbånd Finnmark to use Nexans fibre-optic cable to develop its telecommunications network in Finnmark, Norway

Paris, June 15, 2006 - Bredbånd Finnmark AS has awarded Nexans a contract to supply fibre-optic cables for the first phase in the development of a fibre-optic telecommunications network throughout Finnmark, the northernmost county in Norway.
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Nexans answers to the ever-demanding growing Handling market

Paris, June 13, 2006 - Nexans has signed a basic agreement with Gottwald Port Technology to equip 4 pilot automated-stacking cranes with RHEYFIRM(RTS) medium voltage cables for the new Deurganck Dock located at P&O’s Antwerp Gateway Terminal.
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Nexans completes Elia’s underground high voltage link on the Belgian coast.

Paris, June 8, 2006 - Nexans, the worldwide leader in the cable industry, has completed a 16.5 million euros project for Elia, the Belgian electricity transport network manager, to create a new 33 km underground 150 kV link between the Coxyde and Slijkens substations on the Belgian coast.
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Nexans to supply cables for Centrica’s Lynn and Inner Dowsing offshore wind farms

Paris, May 31, 2006 - The British company Centrica Energy has awarded Nexans a contract to supply submarine cables for its Lynn and Inner Dowsing offshore wind farms in the Greater Wash ...
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Nomination of François de Combret as member of Nexans Board of Directors

Paris, May 18, 2006 - The Annual Shareholders' Meeting of Nexans, held on May 15, 2006 approved the nomination of François de Combret as a new member of the Board of Directors of Nexans.
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Annual Shareholders' Meeting of May 15, 2006 : All resolutions approved

Paris, May 15, 2006 - The Annual Shareholders' Meeting of Nexans, held on May 15, 2006 approved the payment of a dividend of 1 euro per share, compared to 0.50 euro per share in 2005...
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Annual Shareholders’ Meeting of May 15, 2006

Paris, May 15, 2006 - The Annual Shareholders' Meeting of Nexans, presided by Gérard Hauser, Chairman and CEO, will take place today, May 15, 2006, at 3.30pm, in Paris.
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Nexans wins 7.4 million euros contract to supply offshore cables for the FPSO vessel of Nigeria’s Akpo deepwater field

OTC – Houston (Texas, USA), May 2, 2006 - Nexans has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) to supply offshore cables worth around 7.4 million euros (9M USD) for the Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel of Nigeria's deepwater Akpo field.
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Nexans presents UFLEX: state-of-the-art stress analysis package

OTC – Houston (Texas, USA), May 3, 2006 - Nexans is using OTC.06 to present the UFLEX software – a state-of-the-art FE (Finite Analysis) package that enables its design engineers to predict accurately the stress and fatigue behaviour of complex oil and gas umbilical cross-sections.
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Notice of Meeting of Holders of the 3.125 % 2010 OCEANE Bonds

Paris – April 26, 2006 - To clarify its balance sheet structure and eliminate further financial charges related to its 3.125 % 2010 Convertible Bond (OCEANE), the meeting of the Board of Directors of Nexans held on 29th March 2006, which decided the cancellation of 2,221,199 treasury shares held by the Company on such date (representing approximately 9.4 % of the share capital), also decided to call a meeting of the holders of convertible bonds (OCEANE).
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First quarter 2006 sales: Organic growth of over 7%

Paris, April 26, 2006 - Nexans announces first quarter 2006 sales of 1,659 million euros (at current non-ferrous metal prices*).
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Nexans Introduces Pre-Terminated Fibre Assemblies

Paris, April 24, 2006 - Nexans, the worldwide leader in the cable industry, has developed an innovative range of pre-terminated fibre assemblies called LANmark-OF Pre-Term. The assemblies provide outstanding cable performance by combining high bandwidth fibres with enhanced performance connectors.
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Nexans: a 23 million Euro contract with Statoil

Paris, 21 April 2006 - Nexans, the worldwide leader in the cables industry, has won a 23 million Euro order from Statoil to supply a direct electrical heating (DEH) system for the subsea flowlines on the Tyrihans oil and gas field in the Norwegian Sea.
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Capital increase reserved to employees

Paris, April 19, 2006 - Nexans is launching a capital increase reserved to its employees, the characteristics of which are described below, through which the Company seeks closer involvement of its employees in the Group’s development and results. Employees owned 1.1% of Nexans share capital on February 28, 2006.
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Cancellation of Treasury Shares - Notice of the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting

Paris, 7 April 2006 - Nexans’ Board of Directors, who met on 29 March 2006, decided to cancel all 2,221,199 treasury shares held by the Company and to hold the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting on 15 May 2006 ...
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Proposal to prolong Gérard Hauser’s term - Frédéric Vincent appointed Chief Operating Officer

Paris, April 3, 2006 - Nexans’ Board of Directors at its meeting of March 29, 2006 confirmed its confidence in the Chairman and CEO Gérard Hauser, and decided to submit to the shareholders a proposal to prolong Gérard Hauser’s term as Director ...
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Jean-Claude Nicolas appointed Corporate Vice President Communications of Nexans

Paris, March 10, 2006 - Nexans, the worldwide leader in the cable industry, announces the appointment of Jean-Claude Nicolas as Corporate Vice President Communications within the Human Resources and Communication Department.
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Nexans sells its Swiss distribution activities to Rexel for 206 million euros

Paris, February 2, 2006 - Nexans, the worldwide leader in the cable industry, today announced the sale to Rexel of its Swiss distribution activities (Electro-Matériel SA) for an enterprise value of 206 million euros.
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2005 results : Energy the main driver of the Group's performance in 2005

Paris, February 2, 2006 – The Nexans Board of Directors, chaired by Gérard Hauser, met on February 1, 2006 and approved the accounts for 2005.
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