Arnaud Poupart-Lafarge appointed Chief Operating Officer of Nexans

Paris, July 5, 2013 - Nexans, a worldwide expert in the cable industry, announces the appointment of Arnaud Poupart-Lafarge, 47 years old, as Chief Operating Officer reporting to Frédéric Vincent, Nexans’ Chairman and CEO. This appointment comes as part of the launch of the Nexans company model aiming to accelerate deployment of the Group’s strategic initiatives.

Arnaud POUPART-LAFARGE appointed Chief Operating Officer of NexansArnaud Poupart-Lafarge thus comes to strengthen Nexans’ Management in a period of transformation.

He shall join the Group this summer. His perimeter will cover all operational activities of the Group including all geographical areas: Europe, Middle East, Russia, Africa, North America and South America, Asia-Pacific as well as the High Voltage Business Group.

The Industry, Supply chain and Purchasing departments will also report to him.

Arnaud Poupart-Lafarge is a graduate Engineer from Ecole Polytechnique, Ecole des Ponts et Chaussée and holds a Master of Science in Economics from Stanford University, United States. He has more than 20 years of experience in the Metallurgy industry.

Within the Groups Usinor and then Arcelor-Mittal, he led the international operations in Europe, Africa and the Community of Independent States, the former Soviet Republics.

He is currently Executive Vice President, CEO of ArcelorMittal Long Carbon Europe.

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With energy at the basis of its development, Nexans, worldwide expert in the cable industry, offers an extensive range of cables and cabling solutions. The Group is a global player in the energy transmission and distribution, industry and building markets. Nexans addresses a wide series of market segments: from energy and telecom networks to energy resources (wind turbines, photovoltaic, oil and gas, and mining) to transportation (shipbuilding, aerospace, automotive and automation, and railways). Nexans is a responsible industrial company that regards sustainable development as integral to its global and operational strategy. Continuous innovation in products, solutions and services, employee development and commitment, customer orientation and the introduction of safe industrial processes with limited environmental impact are among the key initiatives that place Nexans at the core of a sustainable future. With an industrial presence in 40 countries and commercial activities worldwide, Nexans employs 25,000 people and had sales in 2012 of nearly 7.2 billion euros. Nexans is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris, compartment A.