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Adhoc report - Involuntary manslaughter case

In compliance with Law no. 24/2017 on issuers of financial instruments and market operations and Financial Supervisory Authority Regulation no. 5/2018 on issuers of financial instruments and market operations

Date of report: October 8, 2020
Name of issuer: OMV Petrom S.A.
Headquarters: Bucharest, 22 Coralilor Street, District 1, („Petrom City”)
Telephone/fax number: +40 372 161930/ +40 372 868518
Sole registration number at the Trade Register Office: 1590082
Fiscal attribute: RO
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 and London Stock Exchange

Significant event to be reported:
Involuntary manslaughter case – Court of Appeal final decision (re-judgement-appeal)

The Ploiesti Court of Appeal ruled today its decision in the file where OMV Petrom SA was sent to trial. The accusation is referring to an incident, which occurred in 2015, near one of the company’s wells located in Aricestii Rahtivani in Prahova County, where the victim was found dead.

The company was found guilty for committing the crime of involuntary manslaughter and was convicted to a punishment of a criminal fine amounting to RON 750,000 (250 days of fine, the equivalent of a day of fine being of RON 3,000). On the civil side, the company was obliged to pay moral damages in total amount of EUR 135,000 to the victim’s family. The decision is final. The company will fully comply with the decision of the court.

People’s lives and health, as well as the impact on the environment are top priorities for the company. OMV Petrom applies strict rules concerning the safety and health of our employees and of the communities in which we operate, in order to avoid such risks. 

Christina Verchere
Chief Executive Officer
President of the Executive Board                                                                                                                     

Christopher Veit
Member of the Executive Board