Not for distribution directly or indirectly in the United States, Canada, Australia or Japan / Bond issue project

Paris, May 26, 2015 – Nexans has today launched the process of roadshow meetings with fixed income investors and, subject to market conditions, a bond issue may follow. The amount of the targeted bond issue would be of approximately
€250 million, with an expected maturity of approximately five years.

The net proceeds of any such issue would be used by Nexans for general corporate purposes. These would include financing of its upcoming debt maturities (the €212.6 million OCEANE repayment expected to be due on January 1, 2016) and reducing of its financing costs. It would also include supporting the Group's previously announced transformation plan which contemplates the implementation of various cost reduction actions and/or plans that are currently being studied and aim to deliver €100 million of additional savings by 2017. The execution of certain of these plans, if adopted, would entail significant cash costs.

Depending on markets conditions, Nexans may decide not to proceed with the bond issue described above, or may decide to modify its terms, including increasing or decreasing the size of the bond.

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This press release is for information purposes only and is not an offer to sell securities or a solicitation to buy securities in any jurisdiction, including in the United States, Australia, Canada and Japan. The securities mentioned in this press release were not and will not be offered through a public offering and no related documents will be distributed to the public in any jurisdiction. The circulation, publication or distribution of this press release is forbidden in any country where such circulation, publication or distribution would be an infringement of applicable laws and regulations.

Any offers and sales of bonds in the European Union, including in France, will be made only in private transactions that are exempted from the obligation to publish a prospectus under the Prospectus Directive (directive 2003/71/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of November 4th, 2003) and under any relevant implementing measures in each member state. Potential investors are required by Nexans to inform themselves about and to observe these restrictions.

The securities described herein may not be offered or sold in the United States. Nexans does not intend to conduct a public offering in the United States or any other jurisdiction or to register any portion of an offering in the United States.


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About Nexans

Nexans brings energy to life through an extensive range of cables and cabling solutions that deliver increased performance for our customers worldwide. Nexans’ teams are committed to a partnership approach that supports customers in four main business areas: Power transmission and distribution (submarine and land), Energy resources (Oil & Gas, Mining and Renewables), Transportation (Road, Rail, Air, Sea) and Building (Commercial, Residential and Data Centers). Nexans’ strategy is founded on continuous innovation in products, solutions and services, employee development, customer training and the introduction of safe, low-environmental-impact industrial processes.
In 2013, Nexans became the first cable player to create a Foundation to introduce sustained initiatives for access to energy for disadvantaged communities worldwide.
Nexans is an active member of Europacable, the European Association of Wire & Cable Manufacturers, and a signatory of the Europacable Industry Charter. The Charter expresses its members' commitment to the principles and objectives of developing ethical, sustainable and high-quality cables.
We have an industrial presence in 40 countries and commercial activities worldwide, employing close to 26,000 people and generating sales in 2014 of 6.4 billion euros. Nexans is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris, compartment A.
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