Rome, November 29, 2007 The Board of Directors of Enel S.p.A. (Borsa Italiana: ENEL; NYSE: EN) today authorized the delisting of the Companys American Depositary Shares (ADSs, each ADS representing five ordinary shares) from the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), and resolved to terminate its registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) and related reporting obligations under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the Exchange Act).
In light of the continued low trading volumes of Enels ADSs in the United States and the administrative burdens and costs associated with maintaining Enels U.S. listing and registration, the Board decided to take advantage of recent amendments by the SEC to the requirements that foreign private issuers must meet in order to terminate their registration and related reporting obligations under the Exchange Act.
Enel concurrently submitted written notice to the NYSE of its intention to delist its ADSs. Enel expects to file with the SEC Form 25, regarding the delisting, on or about December 10, 2007 and expects the delisting to become effective by operation of law on or about December 20, 2007 (i.e. 10 days after the filing of Form 25). On such date Enel expects to file with the SEC Form 15F, regarding the deregistration, and expects the deregistration to become effective 90 days after the filing of Form 15F.
Enel has not arranged for listing and/or registration of its ordinary shares or ADSs on any other U.S. national securities exchange or for quotation of these securities in any quotation medium (as defined in Rule 15c2-11 under the Exchange Act). Enel also intends to terminate its American Depositary Receipt facility with JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. during the course of the delisting and deregistration procedure. Enels ordinary shares will remain listed on the Mercato Telematico Azionario, the automated screen-based trading system managed by Borsa Italiana S.p.A. (the Italian Stock Exchange), which is located in Italy. The Italian Stock Exchange constitutes the primary trading market for Enels ordinary shares.
The delisting and deregistration do not affect Enels relationships with U.S. investors nor its commitment to high standards of corporate governance and financial reporting. Enel will continue to make English translations of its annual reports, financial statements and press releases available on its website www.enel.it.
Enel S.p.A. provides for the dissemination to the public of regulated information by using SDIR NIS, managed by BIt Market Services, a London Stock Exchange Group's company, with registered office at Milan, Piazza degli Affari, 6. For the storage of regulated information made available to the public, Enel S.p.A. has adhered, as from July 1st, 2015 to the authorized mechanism denominated “NIS-Storage”, available at the address www.emarketstorage.com, managed by the above mentioned BIt Market Services S.p.A. and authorized by CONSOB with the resolution No. 19067 of November 19th, 2014. From May 19th 2014 to June 30th 2015 Enel S.p.A. used the authorized mechanism for the storage of regulated information denominated “1Info”, available at the address www.1info.it, managed by Computershare S.p.A. with registered office in Milan and authorized by CONSOB with resolution No. 18852 of April 9th, 2014