Rome, September 8, 2011 – At a meeting today, Eni’s Board of Directors resolved the distribution to Shareholders of an interim dividend for the fiscal year 2011 of € 0.52 per share1 outstanding at the record date as of September 19, 2011, payable from September 22, 2011. The intention to distribute an interim dividend of € 0.52 was announced to the market on July 29, 2011 when the Company published its second quarter results.
Holders of ADRs will receive € 1.04 per ADR, with each ADR listed on the New York Stock Exchange representing two Eni shares, outstanding at the record date as of September 21, 20112, payable on September 29, 2011.
Eni’s independent auditors have issued their opinion pursuant to Article 2433-bis, paragraph 5, of the Italian Civil Code.
1) As a result of the tax reform enacted on 1 January 2004, dividends are not entitled to a tax credit and, depending on the recipient’s fiscal status, either are subject to a withholding tax or are treated in part as taxable income.
2) On ADR payment date, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. will pay the dividend less the entire amount of a withholding tax under Italian law to all Depository Trust Company Participants, representing payment of Eni S.p.A.’s interim dividend.