San Donato Milanese (Milan), 31 May 2015 - Regarding the pending preliminary investigation by the Italian authorities into the OPL 245 case, Eni informs that an audit conducted by an independent US law firm on behalf of Eni’s board of statutory auditors and watch structure, did not find evidence of illegal conduct in relation to Eni and Shell’s 2011 transaction with the Nigerian government for the acquisition of the OPL 245 license in Nigeria.
The audits examined the documents and information available to the company or otherwise received or acquired following the start of the investigation. The final report of this audit was made available to the judiciary with whom Eni is co-operating in full.
This press release is issued at the request of Consob , pursuant to art . 114 paragraph 5 of the TUF .