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Macacha Güemes 515

Buenos Aires, 1106

Argentina

Phone: 54 11 5441 5531

Fax: 54 11 5441 2113

YPF Sociedad Anónima operates as an energy company in Argentina. The company conducts its business according various organization, including Upstream, which consists of its Exploration and Production segment; and Downstream, which consists of its Refining and Marketing, Natural Gas Distribution and Electricity Generation, and Chemicals segments. The Exploration and Production segment’s sales to third parties in Argentina and abroad include sales of natural gas and services fees (primarily for the transportation, storage and treatment of hydrocarbons and products). The Downstream segment purchases crude oil from the Exploration and Production segment and from third parties. Downstream activities include crude oil refining and transportation, as well as the marketing and transportation of refined fuels, lubricants, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), natural gas, pretrochemical products and other refined petroleum products in the domestic wholesale and retail markets and the export markets. In addition, the company’s activities related to power generation, which it has developed through its controlled company YPF Energía Electrica S.A., and its natural gas distribution activities, which it has developed through Metrogas S.A., are also included in Downstream activities. The company markets lubricants and specialties in Brazil and Chile and carry out some construction activities related to the oil and gas industry in Uruguay, Bolivia, Brazil and Peru, through its 100% owned company A-Evangelista S.A. and its subsidiaries. Exploration and Production The company’s project portfolio includes approximately 1,400 projects to develop proved, probable and possible reserves, in addition to contingent and prospective resources related to future developments and exploration activity. The company owns Petrobras Argentina S.A.’s 38.45% participation in the concession contract UTE Puesto Hernández executed between both companies for the exploitation of the Puesto Hernández area (the Area). The Area is an exploitation concession located in the Provinces of Neuquen and Mendoza. Puesto Hernández produces approximately 10,000 barrels a day of light crude oil (Medanito quality). In March 2014, the company acquired 100% of the stake of Apache Overseas lnc. and Apache International Finance II S.a.r.l. (together with their affiliates, Apache) in certain foreign companies that control Argentine companies that are the owners of assets located in Argentina, including 28 concessions (23 operated and 5 non-operated) in Neuquina Basin (in the provinces of Neuquen and Rio Negro), 7 concessions in Tierra del Fuego, and a significant conventional resource base. The primary assets included in this transaction, located in the provinces of Neuquen, Tierra del Fuego and Río Negro, produce a total of approximately 46,800 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d). The company owns Potasio Rio Colorado S.A.’s 50% interest in the joint operation contract. During 2013, the company launched the first shale oil cluster development in Loma Campana field, in association with Chevron, and the first shale gas pilot program in El Orejano field, in association with Dow Chemical, while continuing to delineate the potential of the Vaca Muerta formation in the Neuquina Basin. As of December 31, 2013, it held 142 exploration permits and production concessions in Argentina. The company directly operates 100 of them, including 42 exploration permits and 58 production concessions. Exploration Permits: As of December 31, 2013, the company held 52 exploration permits in Argentina, 48 of which were onshore exploration permits and 4 of which were offshore exploration permits. It had 100% ownership of three onshore permits, and its participating interests in the remainder varied between 45% and 90%. The company had 100% ownership of one offshore permit, and its participating interests in the remainder varied between 30% and 35%. Production Concessions: As of December 31, 2013, the company had 90 production concessions in Argentina. The company had a 100% ownership interest in 50 production concessions, and its participating interests in the remaining 40

 

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