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EADS has announced that its group has been rebranded as ‘Airbus Group’

News International-French

6 Jan 2014

Airbus Group takes off into 2014 with joint brand. The group also renames two of its three divisions: Airbus, Airbus Defence and Space, and Airbus Helicopters.

Going forward, the Group is home to:

  • Airbus, focussing on commercial aircraft activities
  • Airbus Defence and Space, integrating the Group’s defence and space activities from Cassidian, Astrium, and Airbus Military
  • Airbus Helicopters, comprising all commercial and military helicopter activities

Furthermore, the Group is launching procedures to change the legal form of its holding by 2015: Once renamed, Airbus Group N.V. shall turn into a European Company, Airbus Group SE (Societas Europaea) which will continue to be registered in the Netherlands. “We are a pioneer for European industrial integration. It is a logical step and high time that our multinational culture is also mirrored in our legal structure,” said Enders. This legal conversion has no impact on the organization or operations of the Group.

Both the legal name change into Airbus Group N.V. and the conversion of the legal form into SE are subject to approval of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Shareholders: while adoption of the new name is expected at the AGM in May 2014, the legal conversion is targeted for approval in May 2015.

These steps complement the transformation process of the Group. In less than two years, the company has not only modernised its governance, broadened the shareholding structure, and united the Headquarters but also thoroughly overhauled its company strategy and launched the integration of the defence and space businesses.

Airbus Group
Airbus Group is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2012, the Group – comprising Airbus, Airbus Defence and Space, and Airbus Helicopters – generated revenues of € 56.5 billion and employed a workforce of over 140,000.

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