Robert Isbister is appointed Managing Director of AREVA T&D Canada Inc.'s Systems unit

    MONTREAL, Nov. 29 /CNW Telbec/ - Mr. Greg Farthing, President of AREVA
T&D Canada Inc., is proud to announce the appointment of Robert Isbister as
Managing Director of AREVA T&D Canada Inc.'s Systems unit.
    "Robert Isbister has been a key player in our company since 1989. He
started as Contract Administrator for the Disconnect Switch product line in
La Prairie, then moved to the AREVA T&D Research Center in Villeurbanne,
France, as an R&D engineer. Mr. Isbister is a dedicated worker, one who has
stepped up to many challenges," says Greg Farthing.
    After working at the Research Center in France, Mr. Isbister returned to
Canada in 1992 to oversee the testing of all products manufactured in La
Prairie. In 1996, he was appointed Product Manager of the Circuit Breaker
product line. In 2000, he was appointed Sales and Marketing Director for High
Voltage Products in Canada while overseeing business regarding circuit
breakers, disconnect switches, and insulators in La Prairie.
    "I am thrilled at this opportunity to face new challenges for AREVA T&D
Canada. I will prioritize working in close partnership to provide clients with
our expertise, the best technology, and to secure the growth of our company
and partners," says Isbister.

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    AREVA T&D Canada Inc.

    With offices across Canada, AREVA T&D Canada Inc. has been headquartered
in the Province of Quebec for close to 45 years. The company's solutions play
a key role in the quality, reliability, and safety of electrical networks.
AREVA T&D Inc. works with utilities as well as the oil and gas, mines and
metals, wind power, glass and paper, transport, and power engineering


    With manufacturing facilities in 41 countries and a sales network in more
than 100 countries, AREVA offers customers reliable technological solutions
for CO2-free power generation and electricity transmission and distribution.
We are the world leader in nuclear power and the only company to cover all
industrial activities in this field. Our 61,000 employees are committed to
continuous improvement on a daily basis, making sustainable development the
focal point of the group's industrial strategy.

    AREVA's businesses help meet the 21st century's greatest challenges:
making energy available to all, protecting the planet, and acting responsibly
toward future generations.

    AREVA's T&D division is an active player around the globe. It designs,
manufactures and supplies a complete range of equipment, systems and services
for all stages in the transfer of electricity, from the generator to the large

    AREVA T&D Canada Systems offers turnkey solutions based on our standard
equipment and switchgear, gas insulated switchgear, and customized power
electronics solutions for our customers throughout the Canadian territories
and the USA.

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For further information: Hélène Bouchard, Communications Hélène
Bouchard, (450) 646-2080,

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