Rome, 29 November 2011 – A meeting of the Board of Directors of Acea SpA, chaired by Giancarlo Cremonesi, has approved payment of an ordinary interim dividend of 0.28 euros per share for 2011.

The interim dividend for 2011 has been determined on the basis of the Acea Group’s financial statements for the nine months ended 30 September 2011 and in view of the outlook for the year in progress. The independent auditors, Reconta Ernst & Young, have today issued the opinion required by article 2433-bis of the Italian Civil Code. The interim dividend, after the withholding tax required by law, is payable from 22 December 2011. The ex dividend date is 19 December 2011 (coupon number 11). 

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At the same meeting, Acea SpA’s Board of Directors, in accordance with the requirements of art. 2386, paragraph 1 of the Italian Civil Code and art. 15, paragraph 3 of the Articles of Association, also co-opted Giovanni Giani, a non-executive and non-independent Director, on to the Board, in place of the resigning Aldo Chiarini. Mr. Giani was the first of the unelected candidates on the list submitted by the shareholder, Ondeo Italia, for the General Meeting of shareholders held on 29 April 2010.

Copies of Giovanni Giani’s Curriculum Vitae are available from ACEA SpA’s registered office and on line at www.acea.it.