Naturgy Will Be Able To Undo The Provisions For Hyperinflation And Devaluation Of The Peso

Naturgy will be able to undo the provisions for hyperinflation and devaluation of the pesoA decree by the Macri government recognises now Naturgy´s right to charge a series of tariffs

Naturgy has reached agreement with Argentina to recover 120 million euros. The company has been suffering significant damage to its accounts from the hyperinflation and the devaluation of the Argentine peso this year.

The accounts of the company chaired by Franciso Reynés suffered a negative impact of 116 million in the gross operational results (ebitda), and of 57 million in profits as a result of the hyperinflation the country is suffering which in the last three years has exceeded 100%.

A decree by the Macri government recognises now Naturgy´s right to charge a series of tariffs, in this way protecting the Spanish company from the negative effect of Argentina´s financial crisis.

The agreement will allow Naturgy to undo the provisions made for the hole in Argentina and give it time to seek financial cover to protect itself against future fluctuations next year.

The recovery of the gas and electricity business and the stability offered by the regulated infrastructure business are allowing Naturgy to show solid results this year (+ 10% recurrent Ebitda). The agreement reached with the Macri government will allow the group to mitigate the impact of the crisis in Argentina on its results.