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GDF Suez to Become Shareholder in NABUCCO 
28 May, VIENNA: NABUCCO Gas Pipeline International GmbH today welcomed the 
announcement that the French energy group GDF Suez has concluded a Share 
Purchase Agreement with OMV in Vienna. GDF Suez will join OMV (Austria), FGSZ 
(Hungary), Transgaz (Romania), BEH (Bulgaria) and BOTAS (Turkey) as a 
shareholder in Nabucco. 
Reinhard Mitschek, CEO, NABUCCO Gas Pipeline International GmbH said: "The 
pan-European significance of NABUCCO is considerably reinforced with the 
agreement signed today. The entry of GDF Suez strengthens the shareholder 
structure of NABUCCO significantly and paves the way to the French market. The 
industry expertise of GDF Suez as the operator of the largest gas transport 
network in Europe and their status as the second-largest buyer of natural gas 
in Europe are of immense advantage to the project. GDF Suez is already very 
active in the NABUCCO countries." 
Frank Siebert, CFO, NABUCCO Gas Pipeline International GmbH said: "We welcome 
the entry of GDF Suez into the project. A broad shareholder structure composed 
of European industry leaders is an important step for a strong financing 
The NABUCCO pipeline is the shortest route to access the markets of South 
Eastern Europe. Only NABUCCO enables direct access to the entire Balkan market 
as well as to Italy and Greece. 
The NABUCCO pipeline will connect with the Trans Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP) at 
the Turkish-Bulgarian border, transiting Hungary, Bulgaria and Romania to the 
Central European Gas Hub in Baumgarten, Austria. Via Baumgarten, gas from the 
NABUCCO Pipeline can be transported to over 500 million customers across 
The project´s comprehensive legal framework is fully established both in terms 
of ratified Intergovernmental Agreement and Project Support Agreements and 
exemptions from the 3rd Energy Package being in place. 
The NABUCCO pipeline offers a scalable concept and enables access to 
considerable storage capacity along the route. Environmental permits have 
already been obtained in Hungary, and are pending final approval in Romania and 
Bulgaria. NABUCCO is notably the most technically advanced route, with one 
integrated operations and control system, ensuring the highest reliability and 
safety standards. 
For more information, please contact 
NABUCCO Corporate Communications
Ph: +43 1 27 777 238
[*]     Twitter: @Nabuccopipeline
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