Washington, D.C. 20549

                            Report of Foreign Issuer

                      Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16 of
                       the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

                         For the month of December 2002

                 (Translation of Registrant's Name Into English)

                         7, Place du Chancelier Adenauer
                              75218 Paris Cedex 16
                    (Address of Principal Executive Offices)

     (Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual
reports under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F.)

                            Form 20-F X Form 40-F
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     (Indicate by check mark whether the registrant by furnishing the
information contained in this Form is also thereby furnishing the information to
the Commission pursuant to Rule 12g3-2(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of

                               Yes     No X
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     (If "Yes" is marked, indicate below the file number assigned to the
registrant in connection with Rule 12g3-2(b): 82-_______)

     Enclosed:   (i) A press release dated November 22, 2002 announcing the
     acquisition of Avenir Print Services (APS) by Pechiney's subsidiary,
     Pechiney Soplaril Flexible Europe; (ii) a press release dated December 13,
     2002 announcing the reorganization of Pechiney's aluminum activities into
     two new sectors; and (iii) a press release dated December 16, 2002
     announcing that Pechiney's subsidiary, Pechiney Rolled Products (PRP), has
     reached an agreement with the United Steelworkers of America Local 5668.

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     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
registrant Pechiney has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by
the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

Date: December 18, 2002                         PECHINEY

                                           By:  /s/ OLIVIER MALLET
                                                Name: Olivier MALLET
                                                Title:  Chief Financial Officer

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