For Immediate Release
EDF and Veolia have just closed the transaction associated with the agreement signed on March 25, 2014 related to their joint subsidiary Dalkia, one of the world's leading provider of energy services.
As part of this agreement, EDF has acquired all of the Dalkia's Group activities in France (including Citelum), under Dalkia's brand, while Dalkia's international operations are taken by Veolia.
This transaction, announced in October, 2013, was subject to the approval of the relevant competition authorities, obtained at the end of June, 2014.
Veolia is the global leader in optimized resource management. With over 200,000 employees* worldwide, the Group designs and provides water, waste and energy management solutions that contribute to the sustainable development of communities and industries. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources, and to replenish them.
In 2013, Veolia supplied 94 million people with drinking water and 62 million people with wastewater service, produced 86 million megawatt hours of energy and converted 38 million metric tons of waste into new materials and energy. Veolia Environnement (Paris Euronext: VIE and NYSE: VE) recorded consolidated revenue of €22.3 billion* in 2013. www.veolia.com (*) Excluding Transdev employees and revenue currently under divestment
EDF Group, one of the leaders in the European energy market, is an integrated energy company active in all areas of the business: generation, transmission, distribution, energy supply and trading. The Group is the leading electricity producer in Europe. In France, it has mainly nuclear and hydropower generation facilities where 95.9% of the electricity output is CO2-free. EDF's transmission and distribution subsidiaries in France operate 1,285,000 km of low and medium voltage overhead and underground electricity lines and around 100,000 km of high and very high voltage networks. The Group is involved in supplying energy and services to approximately 28.5 million customers in France. The Group generated consolidated sales of €75.6 billion in 2013, of which 46.8% outside of France. EDF is listed on the Paris Stock Exchange and is a member of the CAC 40 index.