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2, boulevard du Général Martial,Paris, Ile-de-France 75015

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Aerospace & Defense
Wholesale: Industrial Products & Manufacturing

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Safran SA engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of aircraft, defense and communication equipment and technologies. It operates through the following segments: Aerospace Propulsion, Aircraft Equipment, Defence, Security, and Holding Company and Other. The Aerospace Propulsion segment designs, develops, produces, and markets propulsion systems for commercial aircraft, military transport, training and combat aircraft, rocket engines, civil and military helicopters, tactical missiles and drones. The Aircraft Equipment segment specializes in mechanical, hydromechanical and electromechanical equipment. The Defence segment includes all businesses serving naval, land, and aviation defence industries. The Security segment provides solutions developed by Group to increase the safety and security of travel, critical infrastructure, electronic transactions, and individuals. The Holding Company and Other segment handles the company's activities and holding companies in various countries. The company was founded on August 16, 1924 and is headquartered in Paris, France.

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Chief Executive Officer & Director

Chief Financial Officer

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Labinal Power Systems

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Turbomeca

Senior Executive Vice President of R&T & Innovation

Executive Vice President-Human Resources

Executive Vice President, Strategy & Mergers & Acquisitions

Senior Vice President-Research & Technology

Corporate Senior Vice President, Space

Vice President, International & Public Affairs

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Director at Optiréno SAS

President & Trustee at King Abdullah University of Science & Technology

Former Director, Body Hardware Purchasing at Renault SA

Chief Executive Officer & Director at SAFRAN Group

Manager at Perseus Participations

Director General-Civil Aviation at Aéroports de Paris SA

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Amundi-IM is an active manager which invests through funds in all asset classes and main currencies. They are market leaders in Euro fixed-income, global fixed-income, money market and credit activities with a solid presence in European equities and strong niche areas of expertise in Japanese and emerging market equities.The firm believes that overall analysis of a company, including economic, social and environmental aspects, allows for better assessment of the risks and opportunities that may affect its long-term valuation.

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Davis Advisors manages equity accounts using the Davis Investment Discipline. The firm conducts extensive research to try to identify businesses that possess characteristics which they believe foster the creation of long-term value, such as proven management, a durable franchise and business model, and sustainable competitive advantages. Davis Advisors seeks to invest in such businesses when they are trading at discounts to their intrinsic worth. Davis Advisors emphasizes individual stock selection and believes that the ability to evaluate management is critical.After the firm determines which companies an account should own, they turn to determining the intrinsic value of those companies’ equity securities. Davis Advisors seeks equity securities whichcan be purchased at attractive valuations relative to their intrinsic value. Davis Advisors’ goal is to invest in companies for the long-term. Davis Advisors considers selling a company’s equity securities if the securities’ market price exceeds the firm's estimates of intrinsic value, or if the ratio of the risks and rewards of continuing to own the company’s equity securities is no longer attractive.Davis Advisors manages client accounts in the following investment strategies: Large-Cap Value, Concentrated Equity, Multi-Cap Equity, Financial Services, International Companies, Global Companies, Real Estate Companies, Appreciation & Income, Government Securities, and Government Money Market Funds.

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BPIFrance Investissement SAS, Safran Identity & Security SAS /Private Group, Advent International Corp. purchase Safran Identity & Security SAS from SAFRAN Group resulting in a new company IDEMIA Identity & Security France SAS

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Smiths Group Plc purchases Morpho Detection, Inc. from SAFRAN Group

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SAFRAN Group purchases Zodiac Aerospace SA

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Lockheed Martin Corp. engages in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, and sustainment of technology systems, products, and services. It operates through the following segments: Aeronautics, Missiles & Fire Control, Rotary & Mission Systems, and Space Systems. The Aeronautics segment is engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, sustainment, support and upgrade of advanced military aircraft, including combat and air mobility aircraft, unmanned air vehicles and related technologies. The Missiles & Fire Control segment provides air and missile defense systems; tactical missiles and air-to-ground precision strike weapon systems; logistics; fire control systems; mission operations support, readiness, engineering support and integration services; manned and unmanned ground vehicles, and energy management solutions. The Rotary & Mission Systems segment provides design, manufacture, service and support for a variety of military and commercial helicopters; ship and submarine mission and combat systems; mission systems and sensors for rotary and fixed-wing aircraft; sea and land-based missile defense systems; radar systems; the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS); simulation and training services; and unmanned systems and technologies. The Space Systems segment engaged in the research and development, design, engineering and production of satellites, strategic and defensive missile systems and space transportation systems and it also provides network-enabled situational awareness and integrates complex global systems to help customers gather, analyze and securely distribute critical intelligence data. The company was founded in March 1995 and is headquartered in Bethesda, MD.

Bombardier is the world’s only manufacturer of both planes and trains. Looking far ahead while delivering now, Bombardier is evolving mobility worldwide and making it easier for people to connect with one another. However people choose to travel, they’ll find a Bombardier product ready to transport them. Our vast offering of products includes high speed trains, public transit that’s smarter than ever, category-defining business jets and commercial aircraft designed for the realities of today. Bombardier answers the call for more efficient, sustainable and enjoyable transportation everywhere. Our vehicles, services and, most of all, our employees are what make us a global leader in transportation. We partner with customers, local organizations and all stakeholders to help build communities and improve quality of life wherever we do business. Bombardier is present in more than 60 countries, with 76 production and engineering sites among them. Our 70,000 employees push mobility forward by creating aerospace and rail transportation products adapted for the travellers of today and tomorrow. Bombardier is headquartered in Montréal, Canada. Our shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD), and we are listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America indexes. In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011, we posted revenues of $18.3 billion USD

General Dynamics is a market leader in business aviation; combat vehicles, weapons systems and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and mission-critical information systems and technology. The company was formed in 1952 through the combination of the Electric Boat Company, Consolidated Vultee (CONVAIR) and several others. The company grew organically and through acquisitions until the early 1990s, when they sold many of our defense-related businesses. Starting in the mid-1990s, they began expanding by acquiring combat vehicle-related businesses, additional shipyards, information-technology product and service companies and Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation.

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Mobiwire SA targets specifically mobile operators and distributors, fashion, sport and luxury brands and also equipment manufacturers (business to business services). Sagem Wireless benefits from a well know quality reputation for products and services. Being agile and flexible, the teams can adapt themselves to customer expectations.Mobiwire SA is mastering integration of new technologies and innovations in mobility markets. This can be achieved through its own R&D resources and also through several partnerships that have been established allowing it to access to high level skills in mobile technologies - particularly around mobile software. Therefore the company is able to combine proficiencies in Europe and Asia in order to provide the best in user experience and industrial design.

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Sagemcom Broadband SAS designs, manufactures, and ships communication terminals. The firm specializes in broadband communications and convergence. It operates on markets of broadband (digital home, digital set-top box, broadband, and residential terminals), telecommunication, and energy (M2M, telecommunications infrastructure, smartgrid, and metering). It also engages in management of documents, such as printing terminals, software and solutions, and digital production workflow. The company was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Rueil-MalMaison, France.

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Club Sagem SAS operates as a holding company. The company is headquartered in Paris, France.

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Esterline Technologies Corp. Electrical Products | Bellevue, WA

Esterline Technologies Corp. engages in the manufacture of aircraft parts and components, automated drilling products and machine tool systems. It operates through the following segments: Avionics & Controls; Sensors & Systems; and Advanced Materials. The Avionics & Controls segment includes avionics systems, control systems, interface technologies and communication systems capabilities. The Sensors & Systems segment includes power systems, connection technologies and advanced sensors capabilities. The Advanced Materials segment includes engineered materials and defense technologies capabilities. The company also develops and manufactures combustible ordnance and countermeasures for military applications. Esterline Technologies was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Bellevue, WA.

VSMPO-AVISMA Corp. PJSC Non-Energy Mining & Minerals | Verkhnyaya Salda, SV

VSMPO-AVISMA Corp. engages in the production of titanium and magnesium products. It produces ferrotitanium, aluminium extrusions and specialty steel mill products. The company provides its products to aerospace, chemical industry, power engineering and environment protection sectors. VSMPO-AVISMA was founded on July 1, 1933 and is headquartered in Verkhnyaya Salda, Russia.

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EXEL Industries SA engages in the designing, manufacturing and marketing of spraying equipment. It operates through the following business markets: Industrial Market, Agricultural Market and Consumer Market. The Industrial Market involves large-scale field cultivation, arboriculture, viticulture and all types of specialized crops. The Agricultural Market deals with businesses requiring the spraying of paints, varnishes, glues, coatings and other products. The Consumer Market includes garden and leisure sprayers that are distributed through retailers. The company was founded by Vincent Ballu on August 4, 1952 and is headquartered in Paris, France.

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Northrop Grumman Corp. Aerospace & Defense - Los Angeles, California

Northrop Grumman Corp. engages in the development and provision of security products and solutions. It operates through the following segments: Aerospace Systems, Mission Systems and Technology Services. The Aerospace Systems segment designs, develops, integrates and produces manned aircraft, autonomous systems, spacecraft, laser systems, microelectronics and other subsystems. It operates through three business areas: Autonomous Systems, which designs, develops, manufactures, and integrates ISR autonomous systems for tactical and strategic missions; Manned Aircraft, which designs, develops, manufactures, and integrates airborne C4ISR, long range strike aircraft systems, tactical aircraft systems and directed energy systems; and Space, which designs, develops, manufactures, and integrates spacecraft systems, subsystems, sensors and communications payloads in support of space C4ISR and science. The Mission Systems segment engages in providing end-to-end mission solutions and multifunction systems for intelligence community, international, federal civil and commercial customers. This segment operates through three business areas: Sensors and Processing, which delivers products, systems and services that support ground-based and airborne fixed and rotary wing platforms with radar, electronic warfare, communications, command and control, signals intelligence, and situational awareness mission systems; Cyber and ISR, which delivers products, systems and services that support full spectrum cyber solutions, space based payload and exploitation systems, space-based C2 and processing systems, and enterprise integration of multi-intelligence mission data across all domains; and Advanced Capabilities, which provides integration and interoperability of net enabled battle management, sensors, targeting and surveillance systems. The Technology Services segment provides logistics solutions supporting the full life cycle of platforms and systems for global defense and federal civil customers. It also operates through three business areas: Global Logistics and Modernization, which provides global logistics support, sustainment, operations and modernization for air, sea and ground systems and weapon system components; Advanced Defense Services, which provides defense and security services, including cyber; network operations and security; system and software modernization; land forces sustainment; and training to strengthen the national security of the U.S. and its allies; and System Modernization and Services, which provides full life cycle information systems modernization and sustainment, primarily in support of civil government agencies. The company was founded by John K. Northrop, Thomas V. Jones, and Kent Kresa in 1939 and is headquartered in Falls Church, VA.

United Technologies Corporation Industrial Machinery & Manufacturing - Farmington, CT

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