Maurel & Prom Concludes Congolese Asset Sale

Maurel & Prom has concluded the sale of its Congolese assets to Eni Congo SA for US$1.434 billion as of May 29, 2007.

According to the sale and purchase agreement, Maurel & Prom received US$1.395 billion corresponding to 95% of the sale price and another US$32.3 million in interests on this sum (at the 3-month Libor US$ rate plus 0.5% since January 1, 2007).

The 5% remaining part will be transferred with the final payment by the end of August. This final payment will also include a price adjustment based on the balance of sales and cash calls from January 1 to May 29, 2007, as well as on the working capital as of January 1, 2007.

The Maurel & Prom Group restates that following this operation it still holds the following interests in Congo:

--15% of the Kouilou exploration permit;
--49% of the La Noumbi exploration permit (M&P operator);
--20% of the Tilapia exploitation permit;
--20% of the Marine III exploration permit.

This transaction gives value to a significant proportion of the reserves the Group has discovered in recent years and is in line with its value-creation strategy in the Exploration & Production business.