Total Approves Interim 2007 Dividend Payment

The Board of Directors of Total, chaired by Thierry Desmarest, met on September 4, 2007 and approved an interim 2007 dividend of 1 euro per share. This amount is equal to the final dividend paid in May 2007 and represents an increase of 15% compared to the interim dividend paid in November 2006. The interim 2007 dividend will be paid on November 16, 2007.

Christophe de Margerie, Chief Executive Officer, said:

"The decision to set the interim 2007 dividend at 1 euro per share reflects Total’s confidence in its ability to create value over the long term in the framework of its strategy to pursue profitable organic growth."