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Dassault Aviation : Quarterly information as of March 31, 2012


April 26, 2012 - Saint-cloud, France




DASSAULT AVIATION GROUP - Quarterly information as of March 31, 2012


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|Order intake 10 FALCON in the 2012 first quarter compared to 11 in the |
| 2011 first quarter |
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+-------------------------------------------------------------------------+|Deliveries 15 FALCON and 2 RAFALE delivered in the 2012 first quarter || compared to 9 FALCON and 2 RAFALE in the 2011 first quarter |+-------------------------------------------------------------------------+

+-------------------------------------------------------------------------+|Net sales EUR 950 million, up by 47% |+-------------------------------------------------------------------------+


Order intake

2012 first quarter orders amounted to EUR 734 million, compared to EUR428million in the 2011 first quarter, up by 71%. Export accounted for 67% ofthistotal.

Regarding business jets, new orders, net of cancellations, stood at 10FALCON asof March 31, 2012 compared to 11 FALCON as of March 31, 2011. FALCONorderintake were valued at EUR 450 million in the 2012 first quarter comparedto EUR349 million in the 2011 first quarter.

Defense orders rose to EUR 284 million as of March 31, 2012 compared toEUR 79million as of March 31, 2011. They included in particular a supportcontract forthe French Army.

Net sales

Consolidated net sales amounted to EUR 950 million as of March 31, 2012comparedto EUR 646 million as of March 31, 2011, up by 47%. Export net salesrepresented72% of this total.

FALCON net sales increased by 66% between the two periods, reaching EUR644million in the 2012 first quarter compared to EUR 388 million in the 2011firstquarter. 15 brand new aircraft were delivered in the 2012 first quartercomparedto 9 in the 2011 first quarter.

DEFENSE net sales increased by 19% between the two periods, reaching EUR306million in the 2012 first quarter compared to EUR 258 in the 2011 firstquarter.2 RAFALE were delivered to the French Air Force and Navy in the 2012firstquarter, the same as over 2011 corresponding period.

Quarterly figures do not reflect the annual sales.

Financial situation

Consolidated available cash, indicator of the Group's total liquiditiesnet ofborrowings, amounted to EUR 3 878 million as of March 31, 2012.

The Group is not exposed to any significant market risk with regardto itsborrowings and its investment portfolio. The Group investment portfoliomainlycomprises short-term money market investments and guaranteed investments.

Group activities

Regarding military activity, Indian Government announced, on January 31,2012,the final selection of the RAFALE in the frame of the MMRCA program inorder toequip the Indian Air Force with 126 new aircraft. Our teams are mobilizedintoobtaining the signature of the contract.

January was also marked by the nEUROn official presentation to theofficialdepartments of the Governments of the different countries involvedin theprogram. nEUROn is the first European technological Unmanned CombatAircraftVehicle (UCAV) demonstrator.

In February, THALES delivered the first production RBE2 ActiveElectronicallyScanned Array (AESA) radar to DASSAULT AVIATION.

Concerning FALCON programs, FALCON 7X passed in the 2012 firstquarter the100 000 flight hours milestone since its first delivery in June 2007.Moreover,FALCON 2000S received "Good Design" award for its specially designedinteriorcrafted in conjunction with BMW Group Designworks USA.

More information on : www.dassault-aviation.com

Dassault Aviation : Quarterly information as of March 31, 2012:http://hugin.info/143388/R/1605955/508766.pdf

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