DGAP-Adhoc: European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company EADS N.V.: EADS To Hold 2013 Global Investor Forum in London

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Ad-hoc release, 11 December 2013

EADS To Hold 2013 Global Investor Forum in London

  - To Outline Dividend Policy, Reaffirm Return on Sales* Target

  - To Adopt Stock Symbol AIR With Rebranding To Airbus Group

Amsterdam, 11 December 2013 - EADS (stock exchange symbol: EAD) will hold
its annual Global Investor Forum (11 & 12 December) in London for
institutional investors and analysts. The meeting will be hosted by CEO Tom
Enders and CFO Harald Wilhelm along with other members of the Group
Executive Committee.

Management will outline the Group's financial and operational performance
and its ongoing strategy with the reorganisation and rebranding to Airbus
Group. Among the key highlights, EADS will formalise a dividend policy
demonstrating a strong commitment to shareholders' returns. This policy
will target a sustainable growth in the dividend within a payout ratio of
30%-40%.

The company will also re-affirm its overall target of a 10% Return on Sales
by 2015 for EBIT* before one-off and excluding the A350 XWB dilution and
with a EUR/$ exchange rate of 1.30. Including the A350 XWB dilution, this
target translates into a 7% to 8% Return on Sales on EBIT* before one-off
with a EUR/$ exchange rate of 1.35. The Group will also target to be above
breakeven for Free Cash Flow in 2014 and 2015.

Following the decision to rebrand the company as Airbus Group, EADS will
also announce that its listing name and the symbol of the ordinary shares
will be modified as follows from 2 January 2014:

  - New name: AIRBUS GROUP

  - ISIN code: NL0000235190

  - Euronext code: NL0000235190

  - New symbol: AIR

The legal name change is still subject to the approval of the Annual
General Meeting to be held at the end of May 2014. EADS shares are listed
in France, Germany and Spain.

The investor meeting will start at 14:00 London time on 11 December and the
presentations, excluding Q&A sessions, will be webcast live via
www.eads.com. Presentation materials can also be found on EADS' web site.

*EADS uses EBIT pre-goodwill impairment and exceptionals as a key indicator
of its economic performance. The term 'exceptionals' refers to such items
as depreciation expenses of fair value adjustments relating to the EADS
merger, the Airbus Combination and the formation of MBDA, as well as
impairment charges thereon.

About EADS

EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In
2012, the Group - comprising Airbus, Astrium, Cassidian and Eurocopter -
generated revenues of EUR 56.5 billion and employed a workforce of over
140,000.

Contacts:
Martin Agüera  +49 17522 74369
Rod Stone  +33 63052 1993
Matthieu Duvelleroy        +33 62943 1564
Gregor Kursell  +49 89607 34255
Philipp Lehmann            +49 89607 34287

(Please note that the EADS website will become www.airbus-group.com in
January, 2014.)


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Language:     English
Company:      European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company EADS N.V.
              P.O. Box 32008
              2303 DA Leiden
              Netherlands
Phone:        00 800 00 02 2002
Fax:          +49 (0)89 607 - 26481
E-mail:       ir@eads.net
Internet:     www.eads.com
ISIN:         NL0000235190
WKN:          938914
Indices:      MDAX
Listed:       Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Freiverkehr
              in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Hannover, München, Stuttgart
 
End of Announcement                             DGAP News-Service
 
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