The European Commission announced that it has decided under Article 6(1)(b) of the EC Merger Regulation to approve the acquisition of sole control of AREVA NP by AREVA SA. AREVA SA is a French company which designs, produces and sells power generation, electricity transmission and distribution solutions. AREVA NP, also a French company, designs and constructs components for nuclear islands for nuclear power plants engineering, carries out maintenance and repair services and designs and manufactures nuclear fuel assemblies. The transaction was examined under the simplified merger procedure.