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Press Release -- November 6th, 2013
Source: Alcatel-Lucent

[Media Statement] Alcatel-Lucent issues statement to clarify media reports regarding 2012 tax assessment in Germany

Following the article published in L’Express ” Germany claimed174 million to Alcatel-Lucent”, Alcatel-Lucent wishes to clarify that the information reported in this article is definitely not new and has been published in the 2012 Annual Report and in the interim report of the Group in July 2013. End of 2012,the Group received a tax assessment confirming the German tax authorities’ position with regard to the tax impact of the contribution to Thales  of our former railway signaling business. If the German tax authorities position was confirmed by the German courts it could represent a potential negative impact of € 140 million before interest and penalties (€ 174 million including interest and penalties as of June 30, 2013). Nothing was reserved, as our position is that it is more likely than not that we will not have to pay these taxes. This position is supported by an external tax advisor and has been validated by our financial auditors.

Alcatel-Lucent is at the forefront of global communications, providing products and innovations in IP and cloud networking, as well as ultra-broadband fixed and wireless access to service providers and their customers, enterprises and institutions throughout the world.

Underpinning Alcatel-Lucent in driving the industrial transformation from voice telephony to high-speed digital delivery of data, video and information is Bell Labs, an integral part of Alcatel-Lucent and one of the world’s foremost technology research institutes, responsible for countless breakthroughs that have shaped the networking and communications industry. Alcatel-Lucent innovations have resulted in the company being recognized by Thomson Reuters as a Top 100 Global Innovator, as well as being named by MIT Technology Review as amongst 2012’s Top 50 “World’s Most Innovative Companies”. Alcatel-Lucent has also been recognized for innovation in sustainability, being named Industry Group Leader for Technology Hardware & Equipment sector in the 2013 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices review for making global communications more sustainable, affordable and accessible, all in pursuit of the company’s mission to realize the potential of a connected world.

With revenues of Euro 14.4 billion in 2012, Alcatel-Lucent is listed on the Paris and New York stock exchanges (Euronext and NYSE: ALU). The company is incorporated in France and headquartered in Paris.

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