AREVA takes action for defamation
December 20, 2012
AREVA has decided to take action through the courts as a result of statements that the group deems to be defamatory with regard to the group concerning its involvement in Niger. This action is being taken against Mr. Stéphane LHOMME in his capacity as President of Observatoire du nucléaire, a French militant anti-nuclear association, the author of a press release published on December 11, entitled "Nucléaire/corruption : AREVA offre un avion au Président du Niger… " [Nuclear/corruption: AREVA offers a plane to the President of Niger…].
The group, which has always made transparency and a process of dialogue based on respect the cornerstone of its communications and information policy, considers itself to be victim of serious harm to its image, reputation and honor, founded on libelous and false statements. The content of these statements has been explicitly denied by AREVA on December 11 and by the government of Niger in a official press release issued on December 14.
By taking this legal action, the group intends to defend its legal rights.