DASSAULT AVIATION : Dassault Aviation completes the acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent’s stakes in Thales

Written by thomas · Filed Under Aeronautics News 

May 20, 2009


PARIS–(Marketwire – May 20, 2009) – Paris, May 20, 2009 – Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris et NYSE: ALU) and Dassault Aviation today announced that they have completed the acquisition by Dassault Aviation of Alcatel-Lucent’s shares in Thales namely 41 262 481 shares.

The transaction is based on a price of EUR 38 per share, representing a total value of about Euro 1.57 billion.

The transfer of shares and payment of the transaction took place on May 19, 2009.

About Dassault Aviation

Dassault Aviation is a major world player in the aeronautical industry, involved in the civilian and military fields. The company’s leadership status is driven by expertise in emerging and strategic technologies, trend-setting design capabilities, lean and flexible production facilities, a highly skilled and committed workforce, and a broad portfolio of civilian and military products.

World leader for the top-of-the-range business jets and only manufacturer of business jets in Europe with the Falcon family, Dassault Aviation also produces the Rafale combat aircraft. The French authorities appointed Dassault Aviation as prime contractor of nEUROn, an European UCAV demonstrator programme.

Thanks to its unique experience as an architect of complex airborne systems and digital flight control systems, the Company brings innovative cooperation schemes to the European military aviation sector.

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