As part of an investigation led by the Prosecutor of the Republic of the Potenza Court, Total Italia and certain Group employees were the subjects of an investigation related to certain calls for tenders that Total Italia made for the preparation and development of an oil field.

The criminal investigation was closed in the first half of 2010.

In May 2012, the Judge of the preliminary hearing decided to dismiss the charges against some of the Group’s employees and to refer the case for trial for a reduced number of charges. The trial started in September 2012.