France's Hollande hosts meeting on Alstom future

PARIS Mon May 19, 2014 4:59am EDT

PARIS May 19 (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande summoned his prime minister and two other key ministers to a Monday morning meeting on the future of power and train-making company Alstom, an official at his office said.

The meeting, taking place at a time when Germany's Siemens is expected to propose a rival deal with Alstom to one proposed by U.S. group General Electric, involves Prime Minister Manuel Valls, Economy Minister Arnaud Montebourg and Segolene Royal, minister for the environment and energy, the official said. (Reporting by Julien Ponthus; Writing by Brian Love; Editing by James Regan)