On 5 March 2013, the Executive Board of RWE Aktiengesellschaft decided to withdraw from the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas. Therefore, RWE intends to look at the options for disposing of all of its shares in RWE Dea AG.
The planned disposal would be in line with RWE AG’s strategic repositioning. It would also take considerable pressure off future capital expenditure and therefore make an essential contribution to improving RWE's financial strength.
The details of any transaction and how it would be implemented are still under evaluation. Further important developments will be announced in due course in a suitable manner.