NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 12, 2005
-- ENDESA has signed an agreement to acquire from Portuguese
company FINERGE, the umbrella of a holding which operates wind
farms and co-generation plants and which has 60 MW in use and
260 MW in the pipeline.
-- The operation is valued at Euro 166.12 million.
ENDESA (NYSE:ELE) has signed an agreement with Sacyr Vallehermoso
for the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of Portuguese company
Finerge Gestao de Proyectos Energeticos, S.A. (FINERGE), umbrella
company of a holding which operates wind farms and co-generation
plants in Portugal. The deal hinges on the pertinent authorisation
from the Portuguese anti-trust authorities.
The company, which has 43 subsidiaries, owns projects already in
operation whose installed capacity is 60 MW and projects under
construction or in the pipeline with a capacity of 260 MW.
The operation is valued at Euro 166.12 million, of which Euro 149
million correspond to the acquisition price and the remaining Euro
17.05 million to the amount of loans granted to the company by its
This agreement falls within the framework of ENDESA's Strategic
Plan, which envisages an increase in installed capacity of renewables
amounting to 2,400 MW in Spain and Portugal in 2005-2009. In this
regard, the deal is a chance for ENDESA to move closer to its
Furthermore, the Portuguese framework in terms of special regime
remuneration, recently approved, guarantees the return on wind farms,
which are ensured network connection points. This is the case for all
FINERGE plants, for 15 years as from entry into service.
ENDESA's cogeneration and renewable energy plants have a total
installed capacity of 2,148 MW. Of this, 1,672 MW correspond to
renewable energy plants located in Spain, 476 MW to cogeneration and
waste treatment plants in Spain and 107 MW to cogeneration plants in
Portugal, Colombia and Mexico.
* This document may contain certain forward-looking statements
regarding anticipated financial and operating results and statistics
that are subject to risks and uncertainties as well as to material
risks, changes and other factors which may be difficult to predict,
including, without limitation, those factors described in the Folleto
Informativo Continuado of Endesa filed within the Comision Nacional
del Mercado de Valores and in the Form 20-F of Endesa filed within the
Securities and Exchange Commission, both for the fiscal year ended
December 31, 2003. For all of these forward-looking statements, we
claim the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements
contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
North America Investor Relations Office
David Raya, 212-750-7200
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