DGAP-Adhoc: EVN AG: Ad-hoc announcement - Bulgarian regulatory authority commences license suspension proceedings against EVN power company in Bulgaria

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EVN AG  / Key word(s): Legal Matter

19.03.2014 17:43

Dissemination of an Ad hoc announcement, transmitted by DGAP - a company of
EQS Group AG.
The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

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According to announcements of the Bulgarian regulatory authority for the
power industry DKEVR, it has commenced proceedings today against the
Bulgarian power company subsidiary of EVN AG, EVN EC (EVN Bulgaria
Elektrosnabdiavane EAD), for the suspension of its license for the sale of
electricity in the regulated market to end consumers based on an allegation
of failure to pay outstanding invoice amounts to NEK, the state power
company. EVN EC intends to defend its rights in the proceedings in order to
stop the - in its opinion - unjustified proceedings as soon as possible.
The grid company of EVN in Bulgaria, EVN EP (EVN Bulgaria
Elektrorazpredelenie EAD), is not affected by the preceding matters.

The commencement of proceedings should also be considered in light of the
fact that EVN AG has, as previously announced, commenced investment
protection proceedings before the World Bank in Washington against the
Republic of Bulgaria due to damages suffered by EVN AG in Bulgaria during
the past few years on account of unlawful and incorrect legislative actions
and regulatory measures.


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Information and Explaination of the Issuer to this News:

LEGAL NOTICE
THIS AD-HOC ANNOUNCEMENT CONSTITUTES NEITHER AN OFFER TO SELL NOR A
SOLICITATION TO BUY ANY SECURITIES OF EVN AG.

THIS AD-HOC ANNOUNCEMENT AND THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN ARE NOT FOR
DISTRIBUTION IN OR INTO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND MUST NOT BE
DISTRIBUTED TO U.S. PERSONS (AS DEFINED IN REGULATION S UNDER THE U.S.
SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED ('SECURITIES ACT')) OR TO PUBLICATIONS
WITH A GENERAL CIRCULATION IN THE UNITED STATES. THIS AD-HOC ANNOUNCEMENT
DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER TO SELL OR A SOLICITATION OF AN OFFER TO
PURCHASE ANY SECURITIES IN THE UNITED STATES. THE SECURITIES HAVE NOT BEEN
AND WILL NOT BE REGISTERED UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT AND MAY NOT BE OFFERED,
SOLD OR DELIVERED WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OR TO U.S. PERSONS ABSENT
REGISTRATION UNDER OR AN APPLICABLE EXEMPTION FROM THE REGISTRATION
REQUIREMENTS OF THE SECURITIES ACT.

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Language:     English
Company:      EVN AG
              EVN Platz
              2344 Maria Enzersdorf
              Austria
Phone:        +43-2236-200-12294
Fax:          +43-2236-200-82294
E-mail:       info@evn.at
Internet:     www.evn.at
ISIN:         AT0000741053
WKN:          074105
Indices:      ATX
Listed:       Wien (Amtlicher Handel / Official Market)
 
End of Announcement                             DGAP News-Service
 
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