Nexans has signed the Joint Venture agreement with Superior Essex concerning its winding wires business in Europe

Paris, July 28, 2005 - Nexans announces today the signature of the Joint Venture agreement with Superior Essex concerning Nexans winding wires business in Europe (40% Nexans and 60% Superior Essex).

The transaction is in conformity with the financial conditions previously indicated and notably in the presentation of consolidated financial statements for the half year 2005.




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