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Constellium Unveils STAYBRIGHT(TM) and HELARIS(TM), Its New Aluminium Functional Surface Solutions

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Press release date: December 9, 2013

PARIS – Constellium N.V. (NYSE and NYSE Euronext: CSTM) unveils two innovative aluminium solutions for functional surfaces with highly demanding technical requirements. STAYBRIGHT™ is a long-lasting, brilliant aluminium product used in decorative trims for cars. HELARIS™ brings revolutionary surfaces for solar thermal energy collectors to the market.

With STAYBRIGHT surface solutions, cars can be washed repeatedly without losing their trim brilliance, and if anodized, require no additional layer of coating. Through a new production process, STAYBRIGHT combines the traditional and sophisticated brilliance of aluminium with a high-alkaline resistance increasingly needed for exterior automotive trims, due to regular washes with high pH products. STAYBRIGHT surface solutions maintain brightness for the car's entire lifetime.

HELARIS is a new generation of surfaces for solar thermal energy collectors. With its unique surface treatment technology, HELARIS allows an efficient manufacturing process of solar absorbers, making solar absorbers more affordable and effective. With HELARIS, aluminium can be used instead of copper while applying the Physical Vapour Deposition process with high productivity and excellent level of quality.

Both solutions result from a combination of cutting-edge research in Constellium's R&D Centre in Voreppe, France, strong industrial capabilities at the Company's rolling mill in Singen, Germany, as well as close collaboration with our customers.

"The markets for functional surfaces are highly technical and extremely diverse. They include lighting, solar, cosmetics, automotive and decorative applications," said Laurent Musy, President of Constellium's Packaging and Automotive Rolled Products business unit. "The specific needs of these markets are evolving fast and new technologies for downstream processes are emerging quickly. Constellium must constantly innovate to bring the best technical and aesthetic solutions to its direct and indirect customers."

STAYBRIGHT and HELARIS reinforce Constellium's leadership in bright, highly technical surfaces, for two cutting-edge markets: automotive decorative trims and solar applications.  With its technical teams, unique facilities, strong partnerships and industry-leading customers, the Company will continue to innovate and bring new solutions for these growing markets.

About Constellium
Constellium (NYSE and NYSE Euronext: CSTM) is a global sector leader that develops innovative, value added aluminium products for a broad scope of markets and applications, including aerospace, automotive and packaging. Constellium generated EUR3.6 billion of revenue in 2012.

www.constellium.com

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Contact: Constellium, Laura Berneri, Phone: +33 (0)1 73 01 46 73, laura.berneri@constellium.com; Media relations Constellium Corporate, Aina Ramboatiana, Phone: +33 (0)1 80 50 53 11, aina.ramboatiana@clai2.com

Web Site: http://www.constellium.com/

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