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Lauvergeon Leaves Areva on ‘Good’ Track-Record, Besson Says

By Fabio Benedetti-Valentini
June 18, 2011 10:57 AM EDT

Areva SA’s outgoing Chief Executive Officer Anne Lauvergeon, who was denied a third term by the French government, is leaving her job at the head of the nuclear-reactor maker on a “good” track-record, Industry Minister Eric Besson told Le Monde in an interview.

Changing the top job of a state-controlled company after two terms is “something natural,” Besson was quoted as saying.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Fabio Benedetti-Valentini at fabiobv@bloomberg.net.

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