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Adhoc report - Involuntary manslaughter case – Local’s Court Gaiesti decison

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: December 13, 2022
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: 6,231,166,705.80 RON
Regulated market on which the issued securities are traded: Bucharest Stock Exchange and London Stock Exchange

Significant event to be reported: Involuntary manslaughter case – Local’s Court Gaiesti decison

The Local Court Gaiesti ruled its decision in the file where OMV Petrom SA was sent to trial for involuntary manslaughter. The accusation is referring to an incident which occurred in Cobia in 2016 and resulted in the death of a child. The company expresses its deep regret for this tragic loss.

OMV Petrom was found guilty and was convicted to a punishment of a criminal fine amounting to RON 28,000. On the civil side, the court assessed the degree of fault of OMV Petrom SA at 50% and the company was obliged to pay moral damages in total amount of EUR 135,000 to the victim’s family and material damages and other expenses in total amount of RON 22,000. The court ordered the complementary measure consisting in the one-year suspension of the activity of oil exploitation wells within the radius of Dâmboviţa county which, at the date when the decision becomes final, do not have a completely closed and locked perimeter or which do no have a well cellar grate installed. The court also ordered the publication of the decision of conviction, in extract. The decision is not final. The company will file an appeal against the decision. Please note that, currently, there are no exploitation wells belonging to OMV Petrom that are not fenced or that do not have a well cellar grate installed.

Christina Verchere
Chief Executive Officer
President of the Executive Board

Christopher Veit
Member of the Executive Board
Exploration and Production