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AREVA CEO and Kazatomprom Vice- President visit KATCO's site in Sozak region

20 Oct 2011

Luc Oursel. Chief Executive Officer of the AREVA group and Nurtan Ryspanov. Vice-President of KAZATOMPROM. visited Katco's Tortkuduk mine located in the South Kazakhstan.

The visit took place within the framework of Luc Oursel's trip to Kazakhstan, where he met with highranked government representatives in Astana before arriving at Tortkuduk. the largest uranium mining site

in the country.

On site. Luc Oursel addressed Katco employees and highlighted the long-term partnership with KAZATOMPROM. He thanked them for their work since 2005 and encouraged them to pursue this successful industrial mining ramp-up that will reach a 4000 tons capacity production by 2012.

Katco is a 51-49% joint venture between AREVA and KAZATOMPROM. With more than 3500 tons of uranium produced in 2010. Katco is a leading and one of the largest uranium mining companies in the world.