Improvement in operating performance expected in 2010 . EDF 02/11/2010 EDF SA 's Board of Directors, meeting on 10 February 2010 under the chairmanship of Henri Proglio, approved the Group' s consolidated accounts for fiscal year 2009 . Strong growth in EBITDA and operating cash flow The Group' s 22 7 % growth in EBITDA was driven by international businesses(* + 53 5 %) . This increase reflected the successful integration of British Energy, as well as sustained organic growth (+ 18 8 %) . In France, against an exceptionally difficult backdrop in 2009, EBITDA declined 9 %** in organic terms.