SOURCE: HSBC Bank plc

January 22, 2013 03:52 ET

Stabilisation Notice

LONDON--(Marketwire - Jan 22, 2013) -


21st January 2013

Not for distribution, directly or indirectly, in or into the United
States or any jurisdiction in which such distribution would be
unlawful.

Electricite de France SA

Stabilisation Notice

HSBC Bank plc (contact: Jean-Marc Mercier) hereby gives notice that the
Stabilising Manager(s) named below may stabilise the offer of the
following securities in accordance with Commission Regulation (EC) No.
2273/2003 implementing the Market Abuse Directive (2003/6/EC).

The securities:

Issuer:                 Electricite de France SA

Guarantor (if any):     na

Aggregate nominal       Eur
amount:                 Eur

Description:            Eur FX PerpNC7yr Eur FX
                        PerpNC12yr

Offer price:            Tbc
                        tbc

Other offer terms:

Stabilisation:

Stabilising Manager(s): HSBC, Citi, BNP

Stabilisation period    22nd January 2013
expected to start on:

Stabilisation period    21st February 2013
expected to end no
later than:

Existence, maximum size 5% of the aggregate nominal amount& conditions of
use of
over-allotment
facility:




In connection with the offer of the above securities, the Stabilising
Managers may over-allot the securities or effect transactions with a
view to supporting the market price of the securities at a level higher
than that which might otherwise prevail. However, there is no assurance
that the Stabilising Managers will take any stabilisation action and
any stabilisation action, if begun, may be ended at any time.

This announcement is for information purposes only and does not
constitute an invitation or offer to underwrite, subscribe for or
otherwise acquire or dispose of any securities of the Issuer in any
jurisdiction.

This announcement and the offer of the securities to which it relates
are only addressed to and directed at persons outside the United
Kingdom and persons in the United Kingdom who have professional
experience in matters related to investments or who are high net worth
persons within article 12(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act
2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 and must not be acted on or
relied on by other persons in the United Kingdom.

In addition, if and to the extent that this announcement is
communicated in, or the offer of the securities to which it relates is
made in, any EEA Member State that has implemented Directive 2003/71/EC
(together with any applicable implementing measures in any Member
State, the "Prospectus Directive") before the publication of a
prospectus in relation to the securities which has been approved by the
competent authority in that Member State in accordance with the
Prospectus Directive (or which has been approved by a competent
authority in another Member State and notified to the competent
authority in that Member State in accordance with the Prospectus
Directive), this announcement and the offer are only addressed to and
directed at persons in that Member State who are qualified investors
within the meaning of the Prospectus Directive (or who are other
persons to whom the offer may lawfully be addressed) and must not be
acted on or relied on by other persons in that Member State.

This announcement is not an offer of securities for sale into the
United States. The securities have not been, and will not be,
registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933 and may not
be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an
exemption from registration. There will be no public offer of
securities in the United States.

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