Press release

Paris, April 14, 2011 – Nexans has been informed by the Canada Competition Bureau of the commencement of an investigation of suppliers of submarine high voltage power cables, including Nexans. This investigation appears to be related to the investigations in progress described by Nexans in its press release dated February 12, 2009 and in its Management Report 2010.

Readers should also consult the Group’s Web site on which are available in particular the Management Report 2010 which includes the Group’s risk factors and in particular the risks relating to the antitrust investigations.

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With energy as the basis of its development, Nexans, worldwide expert in the cable industry, offers an extensive range of cables and cabling systems. The Group is a global player in the infrastructure, industry, building and Local Area Network markets. Nexans addresses a series of market segments: from energy, transport and telecom networks to shipbuilding, oil and gas, nuclear power, automotives, electronics, aeronautics, material handling and automation. 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 engagement, 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 23,700 people and had sales in 2010 of 6 billion euros. Nexans is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris, compartment A. For more information, please consult