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Ad-hoc Report - Change in Petrom Executive Board

In compliance with Law no. 297/2004 and Regulation no.1/2006 of CNVM

Date of report: January 14, 2010
Name of issuer: OMV PETROM S.A.
Headquarters: Bucharest, Calea Dorobantilor nr. 239 sector 1
Telephone/fax number: +40 372 429082/ +40 372 868518 
Sole registration number at the Trade Register Office:1590082
Fiscal attribute: R
Trade Register Number: J 40/8302/1997
Share capital: 5,664,410,833.5 RON
Regulated market on which the issued shares are traded: Bucharest Stock Exchange

Significant event to be reported:

Change in Petrom Executive Board

  • Rainer Schlang will become member of Petrom Executive Board starting February 1st, 2010
  • He succeeds Tamas Mayer, who will take over new responsibilities in Petrol Ofisi

Petrom, the largest oil and gas producer in Southeastern Europe, announces a change in its Executive Board. Starting February 1, 2010, by decision of Petrom’s Supervisory Board, Rainer Schlang will become member of Petrom’s Executive Board, responsible for Marketing. Tamas Mayer will take over new responsibilities in Petrol Ofisi, Turkey's leading fuel and lubricants distribution company, in which OMV holds a 41.58% stake. Mayer, who has been a member of Petrol Ofisi’s Board of Directors since 2008, will be appointed Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Wolfgang Ruttenstorfer, President of Petrom’s Supervisory Board: “We thank Mr. Mayer for the achievements obtained by the Marketing Division under his leadership and we wish him success in managing his new responsibilities. From now on, Petrom will benefit from Mr. Schlang’s vast experience as an expert, who has been active in the fuel distribution field for over 25 years.

Rainer Schlang, graduate of Academy of Commerce and holder of an MBA from Krems University (Austria), joined OMV in 1980 and occupied various positions within the Group. In the last 15 years, Schlang has coordinated the marketing activities of OMV in Southeastern Europe, out of which, the last 12 years in Romania. From 2007 until present, Schlang has occupied the position of General Manager of OMV Romania, responsible for retail and commercial distribution in OMV’s networks in Romania, Bulgaria and Serbia and has furthermore been General Manager of OMV Croatia.

OMV Petrom SA
Petrom is the largest Romanian oil and gas group, with activities in the business segments of Exploration and Production, Refining and Marketing as well as Gas and Power. Petrom exploits estimated proved oil and gas reserves of 0.9 bn boe, has an annual refining capacity of 8 mn t and holds around 550 filling stations in Romania. The company also has an international network of 269 filling stations located in Moldova, Bulgaria and Serbia. In 2008 the turnover of Petrom was EUR 4,552 mn, EBITDA was EUR 969 mn. OMV, the leading energy group in the European growth belt holds a 51.01% share in Petrom. OMV is active in 13 Central European countries in its Refining and Marketing business segment and in 17 countries on four continents in Exploration and Production. Ministry of Economy holds 20.64% of Petrom shares, Property Fund SA holds 20.11%, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development 2.03% and 6.21% are owned by minority shareholders.

Mariana Gheorghe    
Chief Executive Officer