Following our press release of 8 February 2010, we are now in a position to communicate the following information about the shipment of Mixed Oxide (MOX) fuel to Japan that departed from France on 08/04/2010 (GMT).

The shipment departed from the port of Cherbourg (France).

The purpose-built ships used are the Pacific Pintail and Pacific Heron.

The shipment consists of MOX fuel contained in transport casks.

The shipment will take a route to Japan around the Cape of Good Hope and through the South-west Pacific Ocean.

The shipment is scheduled to arrive in Japanese territorial waters in late June 2010

This statement is being released simultaneously in France and Japan by AREVA-NC and ORC respectively.