Summary of the Company’s purpose

The direct and indirect purpose of the Company is to search for and extract mining deposits in all countries, particularly hydrocarbons in all forms, and to perform industrial refining, processing and trading in said materials as well as their derivatives and by-products, as well as all activities relating to production and distribution of all forms of energy, as well as the chemicals sector in all of its forms and to the rubber and health sectors. The complete details of the Company’s corporate purpose are set forth in Article 3 of the bylaws.