Rome, 1 June, 2007 Enel Energy Europe S.r.l. (EEE) a wholly owned subsidiary of Enel, S.P.A. today executed the Share Swap Transaction Agreements entered into with UBS Limited and Mediobanca about 3 months ago on a total of 158,601,597 shares in Endesa, S.A. which represents 14.98% of the capital stock, by means of physical delivery of the Endesa shares.
As a result of the execution of this transaction (scheduled on 6 June) Enel Energy Europe, S.r.l. will acquire 158, 601,597 shares of Endesa (74,112,648 from the equity swap with UBS and the remainig 84,488,949 from the equity swap with Mediobanca), thus raising its stake in Endesa to a total of 264,401,597 shares and moving from the current 9.993% to 24.972% of the share capital.
This initiative follows the authorization provided by the Spanish Energy Authority (CNE) to EEE on 26 April, 2007 to raise the companys stake in Endesa up to 24.99%.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or an offer to buy any securities or a solicitation of any vote or approval. Endesa, S.A. investors and security holders are urged to read the prospectus and U.S. tender offer statement from Enel S.p.A. and Enel Energy Europe S.r.L. regarding the proposed tender offer for Endesa securities when they become available, because they will contain important information. The prospectus and certain complementary documentation for the tender offer have been filed in Spain with the Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores (the CNMV) and a pending approval by the CNMV. Likewise, if a tender offer is extended in the United States, a U.S. tender offer statement will be filed in the United States with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC). Investors and security holders may obtain a free copy of the prospectus (when it is available) and its complementary documentation from Enel S.p.A., Acciona, S.A., Endesa, S.A. and the four Spanish Stock Exchanges. The prospectus will also be available on the websites of the CNMV (www.cnmv.es). Likewise, investors and security holders may obtain a free copy of the U.S. tender offer statement (when it is available) and other documents filed by Enel S.p.A., Enel Energy Europe S.r.L., Acciona, S.A. and Finanzas Dos, S.A. with the SEC on the SECs web site at www.sec.gov. The availability of the tender offer to Endesa, S.A. shareholders who are not resident in and citizens of Spain or the United States may be affected by the laws of the relevant jurisdictions in which they are located or of which they are citizens. Such persons should inform themselves of, and observe, any applicable legal or regulatory requirements of their jurisdictions.
Enel S.p.A., Enel Energy Europe S.r.L., their affiliates and their agents may purchase or arrange to purchase securities of Endesa, S.A. outside of any tender offer they may make for such securities, but only if permitted to do so by the laws and regulations of Spain (including receipt of approval by the CNMV of any such purchase or arrangement to purchase, if required by such laws and regulations). In connection with any such purchase or arrangement to purchase, Enel S.p.A. and Enel Energy Europe S.r.L. will disseminate information regarding any such purchase or arrangement to purchase by filing a current report (hecho relevante) with the CNMV, an English translation of which will be filed with the SEC and Enel S.p.A., Enel Energy Europe S.r.L., their affiliates and their agents will rely on, and comply with the other conditions of, the class exemptive relief from Rule 14e-5 under the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, granted by the SEC on March 2, 2007. In addition, Enel S.p.A., Enel Energy Europe S.r.L., their affiliates and their agents may enter into agreements (including hedging transactions) with respect to securities of Endesa, S.A. if permitted to do so by the laws and regulations of Spain (including receipt of approval by the CNMV of any such agreements, if required by such laws and regulations).
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