Safran renews partnership with Women’s Forum for third year in a row

Paris, October 10, 2012

Safran has renewed its partnership for the third year in a row with the annual conference of the Women's Forum for the Economy and Society, taking place in Deauville, France from October 10 to 12. It has also invited 30 employees to take part in the discussions and conferences concerning women's vision of and influence on today's pressing economic and society issues.

The theme for this year's forum is "Wanted: 360° Growth", and it will guide participants' discussions on issues such as people's lack of confidence in financial institutions, how the private sector can build a growth strategy in today's world, and women's vision of growth and the business models needed to ensure prosperity and well-being for the coming generations.

Safran is organizing a workshop called "Produce in Europe to grow Internationally", on Thursday, October 11 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm in the Gilda room. The Safran group is seeking to promote its industrial strategy, which is based on maintaining its technology roots in France and Europe, while expanding internationally.

Safran will also participate in a workshop series organized by Altran and Areva, entitled "Women in Engineering". This is an excellent opportunity for Safran to emphasize how women can play important roles in transforming both engineering and technological innovation:

- October 11: 2:00 – 2:45 pm - Today's engineers, tomorrow's managers (Discovery Hall)
4:00 – 4:45 pm - Which innovator are you? (Discovery Hall)
- October 12: 2:30 – 3:15 pm - Don't tell Mom I'm working in engineering (Discovery Hall)

Safran has also been a partner in the association Elles Bougent ("Women on the Move") since 2006. This industry association encourage girls and young women to take scientific and technical courses, telling them about the job opportunities opened through this type of education – especially as engineers.

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Safran is a leading international high-technology group with three core businesses: Aerospace (propulsion and equipment), Defence and Security. Operating worldwide, the Safran group has close to 60,000 employees and generated sales of 11.7 billion euros in 2011. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. The Group invests heavily in Research & Development to meet the requirements of changing markets, including expenditures of 1.3 billion euros in 2011. Safran is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris and is part of the CAC40 index.

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