PARIS Feb 25 French President Nicolas Sarkozy
has decided to oust Anne Lauvergeon, chief executive of French
nuclear reactor maker Areva CEPFi.PA, Wansquare website
reported on Thursday.
The president plans to use cost overruns relating to the
delayed construction of its first third-generation reactor in
Finland as the pretext for terminating Lauvergeon's contract,
Wansquare said, citing sources close to the president.
Areva declined to comment. The president's office would not
Areva shares were down 1.7 percent at 326 euros by 1245 GMT.
(Reporting by James Regan and Emmanuel Jarry; Editing by Dan