The agreement is in connection with the possible relationship between the parties in their capacity as reference shareholders of Distrigaz.

Eni and Publigaz are in exclusive discussions with a view to sign, within a limited period of time, definitive documentation that will be binding, and will include the waiver of Publigaz’s pre-emption right in respect of the 57.24% interest in Distrigaz and arrangements in relation to general corporate governance.