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Phase One of Prysmian/Draka Integration Successfully Completed

MILAN July 13, 2011


– New Organisational Structure Rolled out

– Birth of Prysmian Group, €7 Billion Turnover , 98 Plants in 50 Countries , 22,000 Employees

Prysmian, worldwide leader in the energy and telecom cables industry, unveils its new organisational structure, marking an important step forward in the integration with Draka, following the closing of the acquisition in March and the delisting from the Amsterdam Stock Exchange in April. Along with the new organisational structure, which comes into effect from July, the Group has set itself a new Mission and a new strategy that aims at promoting both the Prysmian and the Draka commercial brands under the new Prysmian Group corporate umbrella. 

Valerio Battista

The new Group’s matrix structure organisation revolves around two business units: energy cables and systems and telecom cables and systems. Most of the product lines will be managed by both geography and business, from building wires and underground power transmission and distribution, to fibre optic and copper telecom cables and special cables for industrial applications for renewable energy and the oil & gas industry. The more globalised product lines (submarine cables, optical fibre and telecom components, cables for the automotive, transport and aerospace industries, flexible pipes and umbilicals for the oil & gas industry, special cables for elevators) will be managed cross-nationally by business.

The new Group’s key people have also been appointed following an assessment of Prysmian and Draka’s best resources. This new management structure includes 300 top positions, from the Group Chief Executive Officer’s staff functions, to the individual country CEOs and headquarters directors of the various business segments. The launch of the new organisational structure effectively ratifies the birth of the new Prysmian Group, with €7 billion in turnover (pro-forma 2010), a presence in 50 countries with 98 plants and 22,000 employees. At the same time as devising the new organisation, the integration team has developed a new Mission and the branding strategy that will accompany the Group to market.

To support the sustainable supply of Energy and Information as primary drivers in the development of communities, providing our customers with superior cable solutions based on state-of-the-art technology: these are the core elements of the new Vision and Mission. The Group has also decided to retain and promote both the Prysmian and Draka commercial brands, both of which have strong recognition on their respective markets, at the same time as creating the new Prysmian Group corporate brand.

Prysmian Group

Prysmian Group is world leader in the energy and telecom cables and systems industry. With sales of some €7 billion (pro-forma 2010 Prysmian/Draka) and 22,000 employees across 50 countries and 98 plants, the Group is strongly positioned in high-tech markets and provides the widest range of products, services, technologies and know-how. In the Energy sector, Prysmian Group operates in the business of underground and submarine power transmission cables and systems, special cables for applications in many different industrial sectors and medium and low voltage cables for the construction and infrastructure industry. In the Telecom sector, the Group manufactures cables and accessories for the voice, video and data transmission industry, producing optical fibres, optical cables and connectivity. Prysmian is listed on the Milan Stock Exchange in the Blue Chip index.

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