EADS Concludes Share Purchase Agreement With French State; EADS Participates In Daimler Placing With €600 Million

Amsterdam17 April 2013

Further to its announcement of 15 April 2013 and in the frame of its share buyback programme, EADS confirms the conclusion of a share purchase agreement with the French State for the acquisition off-market of a stake of 1.56% in EADS for € 482.7 million.

In addition and also in the frame of the buyback programme, EADS confirms it participated in the placement by Daimler AG as published on 16 April 2013.

EADS acquired 1.95% of its own shares for an amount of € 600 million. EADS welcomes the structure of the placement which implies Daimler’s confidence in the continuing positive momentum of the company.

EADS will provide an update on the further use of its share buyback programme in due course.

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