This annual report includes forward-looking statements, especially in the “Outlook” section, relating to: natural gas demand, investment plans, dividends, future operating performance and project execution. Such statements are, by their very nature, subject to risk and uncertainty as they depend on certain events and developments taking place. The actual results can therefore differ from those forecast, as a result of several factors, including: foreseeable trends in the demand, offer and price of natural gas, actual operating performance, general macro-economic conditions, the effect of new energy and environmental legislation, the successful development and implementation of new technologies, changes in stakeholders’ expectations and other changes in business conditions.