Sale of Alcatel-Lucent’s share in Draka Comteq B.V.
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced that it has reached an agreement with Draka Holding N.V. (‘Draka’) to sell its 49.9% share in Draka Comteq B.V. (‘Draka Comteq’) against payment of an aggregate cash purchase price of Euro 209 million. Under this transaction, Draka acquires full ownership of Draka Comteq. Draka Comteq B.V. is a leader in the field of optical fibre and optical fibre cable, created on July 1, 2004 by combining the worldwide optical fibre and communication cable activities of Draka and Alcatel-Lucent. Since the initial establishment of the joint venture, Draka Comteq has been controlled by Draka and its results have been consolidated in full in the Draka consolidated financial statements.
It is expected that the transaction will be completed by the end of 2007.
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) provides solutions that enable service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide, to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. As a leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications, and services, Alcatel-Lucent offers the end-to-end solutions that enable compelling communications services for people at home, at work and on the move. With operations in more than 130 countries, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach. The company has the most experienced global services team in the industry, and one of the largest research, technology and innovation organizations in the telecommunications industry. Alcatel-Lucent achieved adjusted proforma revenues of Euro 18.3 billion in 2006 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris. [All figures exclude impact of activities transferred to Thales]. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com
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