Rome, 26 May 2022 – Eni’s Board of Directors, chaired by Lucia Calvosa, in execution of the authorization granted by the Shareholders Meeting held on 11 May 2022 has approved measures to execute the buyback program for an outlay of minimum €1.1 billion, that can be increase for a maximum amount of €2.5 billion according to the Brent price scenario and up to a maximum of 357 million of shares (equal to 10% of the ordinary shares post cancellation) (the “Buyback Program”).
Eni will update its 2022 Buyback Program scenario assessment in July and/or October. For scenarios above $90/bbl further buybacks equivalent to 30% of the associated incremental Free Cash Flow will be made, without prejudice to the aforementioned limits. The potential increases will be promptly disclosed to the public in the manners and terms provided for by the laws and regulations in force.
The Buyback Program is intended to give the Company a flexible option to grant the shareholders additional remuneration beyond the distribution of dividends, with the aim to share the value of Eni’s strategic progress and the improved scenario with investors.
Purchases will be initiated by the first half of June 2022 and will end at the latest in April 2023.
The program will be executed through an authorized third-party agent, who will take decisions regarding purchases at its own discretion, also in relation to the timing of the transactions.
The purchases will be made in accordance with the limits set out by the Eni’s Shareholders Meeting, at a purchase price that complies with the criteria set out in the Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/1052 and, in any case, cannot diverge downwards or upwards by more than 10% from the official price that will be registered by the Eni share in the trading session of Euronext Milan, organised and managed by Borsa Italiana S.p.A., on the day prior to the execution of each individual purchase transaction.
Purchases will be made on the Euronext Milan pursuant to Art. 144-bis, paragraph 1, letter b) of Consob Regulation no. 11971/1999 and in accordance with the additional conditions set out in the Eni’s shareholder resolution of 11 May 2022, as well as in compliance with Regulation (EU) no. 596/2014 on market abuse and Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/1052.
Following the resolution to cancel treasury shares adopted by the Shareholders' Meeting held on 11 May 2022, Eni holds 31,731,302 treasury shares, equal to approximately 0.89% of the share capital, purchased under previous buyback programs. Eni’s controlled subsidiaries do not hold Eni’s shares.
Details of purchases will be announced to the market in compliance with terms and conditions defined by the current legislation.