In the law suit we had filed with the request to cancel the Resolution of the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources regarding the ban of Doğan Şirketler Grubu Holding AŞ which was then a “joint executive” at Petrol Ofisi AŞ (new title: OMV Petrol Ofisi A.Ş.) and the eight companies that Petrol Ofisi AŞ is a partner of, from bidding in public tenders, as published in the Official Gazette of 21.04.2009, following the stay of motion for the relevant procedure with the Verdict of the Ankara 12th Administrative Court dated 11.11.2009, the abovementioned Court has cancelled the procedure with the Verdict of 27.05.2010.
Upon the appeal of the Defendant Administration, the State Council 13th Department has reversed the judgment of the Ankara 12th Administrative Court, with the Verdict of 24.03.2014. Our request to have that Verdict corrected has been rejected with the Verdict of 18.02.2015 of the State Council 13th Department.
Upon that, it has been requested from the Ankara 12th Administrative Court to insist on the “cancellation Verdict”, and the Court’s Verdict about this matter has not been declared to us. On the other hand, it has been learned that in the course of the other simultaneous lawsuit, the request by OMV Petrol Ofisi A.Ş. submitted to the Court to “insist on the cancellation verdict” has been accepted by the Court, and that the Court has issued a Verdict “to insist” on its previous Verdict to “cancel the verdict about banning Petrol Ofisi A.Ş. from bidding in public tenders.”
In the meantime we have also learned that the remaining 237-day of the “Verdict to Ban from Public Tenders” of the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources has commenced to be implemented with the Resolution published in the Official Gazette of 27.05.2015, no. 29368.
The legal process that had been continuing for approximately six years since 2009 has not been completed yet and all our legal rights are being exercised.
The above mentioned “Verdict to Ban from Public Tenders” is regarding the legal entity aspect of our Company, and such resolution and verdict for banning does not have any effect on the direct or indirect affiliates/subsidiaries of our Company.