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Debt Investor Presentation 
July 2014
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Disclaimer 
 This presentation has been prepared by and is the sole responsibility of 2i Rete Gas S.p.A. (the “Company”...
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Table of Contents 
1. INTRODUCTION 
2. CREDIT HIGHLIGHTS 
3. FINAL REMARKS 
4. APPENDIX
Introduction
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Today’s Speakers 
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Antonio Pettini 
Chief Financial Officer 
 In 2iRG since 2009 
 12 years of experience in th...
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2iRG at a Glance 
2iRG is the #2 player in the Italian gas distribution market 
 2iRG is an independent gas distributio...
Credit Highlights
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Credit Highlights 
2# largest gas distribution operator in Italy and well positioned 
to drive further market consolida...
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2# largest gas distribution operator in Italy and well positioned 
to drive further market consolidation 
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Stable and...
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Overview of Italian Gas Market 
Liberalized market with an independent regulatory Authority 
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Upstream Midstream Dow...
Gas Consumption in EU (Data in Bcm, 2013) – Top Six Countries 
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Italy is the 3rd Largest Gas Market in Europe… 
One of ...
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…With a Still Fragmented Gas Distribution 
Market… 
 Main players within the Italian markets are: (i) large Italian en...
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2iRG is well positioned to grow in the Italian market thanks to the upcoming tender process 
Market Shares by Rdp(1) (...
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Key Take-Aways 
2# largest gas distribution operator in Italy and well positioned 
to drive further market consolidati...
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2# largest gas distribution operator in Italy and well positioned 
to drive further market consolidation 
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Stable an...
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Remuneration Regime: a Transparent and 
Established Methodology 
Local Net Invested 
capital or “Local 
RAB” (Historic...
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Stable and Supportive Regulatory Framework 
Continuity of methodology ensures high predictability and preserves the at...
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Clear Legislative Framework for ATEM Tender 
Process 
From a fragmented to a 
more concentrated and 
efficient distrib...
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Key Take-Aways 
Stable and supportive regulatory framework with no volume exposure 
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Key Factors Impacts 
 Regulator...
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2# largest gas distribution operator in Italy and well positioned 
to drive further market consolidation 
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Stable an...
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Low Risk Payment and Settlement System 
While regulation protects from volume risk… 
Revenue Breakdown by Clients(1) 
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Prudent Financial Practices 
Interest rate policy 
 BBB/negative (SP)(1), Baa2/stable (Moody’s) 
 2iRG required to kee...
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Key Rating Highlights 
 “Our business risk profile assessment reflects our view of 2i Rete Gas' low-risk regulated 
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Supporting Growth and Preserving Sounding 
Capital Structure 
Refinancing Main Goals 
 Well positioned within investme...
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Corporate Reorganisation 
Merger at HoldCos level Merger between 1 2 HoldCo and 2iRG 
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Key Take-Aways 
Predictable financial performance and strong liquidity 
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Key Factors Impacts 
 Excellent track recor...
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2# largest gas distribution operator in Italy and well positioned 
to drive further market consolidation 
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Stable an...
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Experienced Management Team 
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Disciplined Investment Policy for Sustainable 
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Key Take-Aways 
Experienced management team with a strong track record of business 
integration 
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Key Factors Impact...
Final Remarks
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Credit Highlights 
2# largest gas distribution operator in Italy and well positioned 
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Appendix
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Key Financials 
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  1. 1. Debt Investor Presentation July 2014
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  3. 3. 3 Table of Contents 1. INTRODUCTION 2. CREDIT HIGHLIGHTS 3. FINAL REMARKS 4. APPENDIX
  4. 4. Introduction
  5. 5. 5 Today’s Speakers [Foto] Antonio Pettini Chief Financial Officer In 2iRG since 2009 12 years of experience in the sector Previous experience CFO of Italcogim Energie GdF Suez group British Gas Marconi Communications [Foto] Gianclaudio Neri Chief Executive Officer In 2iRG since 2009 5 years of experience in the sector Previous experience CEO and COO of Rodriquez Cantieri Navali – Intermarine S.p.A COO of Piaggio CEO and COO of COS- Gruppo ALMAVIVA Operating Director of Telecom Italia Mobile and Managing Director of a Business Unit (“Private Clients Telecom”) Gianni Rossetto Head of Regulatory Affairs In 2iRG since 2003 21 years of experience in the sector Previous experience “Head of Tender Offers and Concessions” division and responsible for the regulatory relationships management with AEEGSI Enel Distribuzione Gas So.Ge.Gas S.p.A. Camuzzi Gazometri
  6. 6. 6 2iRG at a Glance 2iRG is the #2 player in the Italian gas distribution market 2iRG is an independent gas distribution operator in Italy, with a widespread and geographically diversified network of concessions over the whole Italian territory In 2013, 2iRG generated €846m revenues (including €116m for IFRIC 12 effect) and €383m EBITDA 2IRG is controlled by infrastructure funds managed or advised by: F2i, an institutional long term investor ARDIAN, a premium independent private investment company Both F2i and ARDIAN are long term financial investors with a strong industrial approach to foster business development and qualify clearly as “strategic investors” Current Group Structure F2i I Finavias 75.0% 25.0% FRI 85.104%(2) F2i II Axa I. H.(1) 55.0% 45.0% FRI 2 14.802%(2) Main Operating Data(4) Regional presence (#) 18 ATEM presence (#) 137(5) Re-delivery points (“rdp) (m) 3.8 Distributed volumes (bcm) 5.9 Municipalities under management (#) 1,961 Employees (#) 2,042 Net Invested Capital (€ bn) 2.5 Grid extension ('000 km) 57 Gross capex (€ m) 136 The Group(3) 2iRG Corporate History 2000 Enel Rete Gas (today 2iRG) entered the gas distribution business 2009 2011 2013 80% of 2iRG acquired from Enel In December, Enel minority in 2iRG bought out through FRI2 Acquisition E.On Italia distribution gas and G6 Rete Gas ~2.2m ~1.6m Clients growth ~3.8m Source: Company data. Note: (1) AXA Infrastructure Holding; (2) 0.094% Minorities and treasury shares; (3) The Group including subsidiaries GP Gas S.r.l., Italcogim Velino S.r.l. (in liquidation) and Italcogim Trasporto S.r.l.; (4) 2013 data; (5) Out of 177 “multi-municipality areas” (Ambiti Territoriali Minimi or “ATEMs”),indicated by the Ministry of Economic Development (“MED”)
  7. 7. Credit Highlights
  8. 8. 8 Credit Highlights 2# largest gas distribution operator in Italy and well positioned to drive further market consolidation 1 Stable and supportive regulatory framework with no volume exposure 2 Predictable financial performance and strong liquidity 3 Experienced management team with a strong track record of business integration 4
  9. 9. 9 2# largest gas distribution operator in Italy and well positioned to drive further market consolidation 1 Stable and supportive regulatory framework with no volume exposure 2 Predictable financial performance and strong liquidity 3 Experienced management team with a strong track record of business integration 4
  10. 10. 10 Overview of Italian Gas Market Liberalized market with an independent regulatory Authority 1 Upstream Midstream Downstream Storage Transport (national and regional) Distribution Retail sales and small/medium industries Import 62.0 Capacity: 15.6 70.1 34.4 Production Industrial users Power stations Data in bcm (2013) Regulatory Authority Players Market structure •Eni, Edison, Enel and others •Snam (Stogit), Edison •Snam (Snam Rete Gas), SGI •Snam (Italgas), 2iRG, Hera, A2A and others •ENI, Enel ,Edison and others Concentrated market with opportunistic competition Fragmented market with accelerated consolidation Market dominated by few players Value chain • Authority for Electricity, Gas and Water (“AEEGSI”) •Tariffs; Access conditions and Quality of service and safety 7.7 14.5 21.2 Source: MED and Company Data 34.4
  11. 11. Gas Consumption in EU (Data in Bcm, 2013) – Top Six Countries 11 Italy is the 3rd Largest Gas Market in Europe… One of the largest gas markets with low infrastructure costs With a total natural gas consumption of 70.1 bcm, Italy is the third largest European market after Germany and UK The relative weight of infrastructure costs, as part of the Italian gas price composition, is the lowest across the main European countries (15%) In particular, the impact of the distribution infrastructure on the end users’ price is very limited (12% in total, including system charges) 1 88.5 79.2 70.1 46.1 40.3 30.9 Germany UK Italy France The Netherlands Spain Natural Gas Price Analysis – European Comparison Data in € cents/cm 91.84 83.94 75.22 69.63 67.97 58.14 1.56 0.84 3.01 30.93 13.43 14.01 19.31 0.70 14.29 10.44 15.80 18.80 2.45 6.39 16.31 2.91 12.51 12.21 45.34 50.36 42.12 39.69 36.70 36.63 Italy Spain Belgium France Germany UK Breakdown of Natural Gas Price in Italy 1.2% 10.4% Storage 3.9% Raw material and commercial Infrastructure Tax System charges Raw material Infrastructure Tax System charges Commercial- Retail Commercial- Wholesale 3.7% Infrastructure Distribution Transport 15.3% 41.5% 3.9% 33.7% 1.7% Source: Company data and Elaboration of AEEGSI Annual report 2013
  12. 12. 12 …With a Still Fragmented Gas Distribution Market… Main players within the Italian markets are: (i) large Italian energy and utility players, (ii) local utilities; (iii) small operators controlled by local municipalities and (iv) private companies Over the last few years, the market has experienced a consolidation wave that reduced the number of distributors (from 780 in 2000 to 229 in 2013) Although the number of players remains sizeable, the market is increasingly concentrated: the 35 “very large” and “large” players control 83% of the market in terms of volumes distributed Legislative framework in place to achieve further consolidation with the creation of 177 ATEMs Italgas 50% 2iRG50% Hera50% IREN50% A2A50% Ascopiave50% Toscana Energia50% 1st distributor 50% Other distributors 50% No gas area Size Pdr (#) Distributors (#) Volumes Distributed Very large 500 k 8 (5 groups) 57% Large 500k ; 100k 27 26% Medium 100k ; 50k 19 6% Small 50k ; 5k 112 10% Very small 5k 63 1% Source: AEEGSI, MED and Snam Rete Gas data Note: (1) Based on 177 ATEMs A consolidation process is under way where size is a key factor Geographical Split and Distributors’ Clusters(1) Evolution of # Distributors (2000-2013) 1 -71% ? 780 716 693 560 480 430 360 338 295 259 246 239 236 229 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2019
  13. 13. 13 2iRG is well positioned to grow in the Italian market thanks to the upcoming tender process Market Shares by Rdp(1) (2013) 0.5 0.4 1.4 1.2 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 Market Shares by Network Length(1) (2013) Presence in 137 ATEMs Market share 25-50% 2iRG is the 2nd largest gas distribution operator in Italy Distribution network consisting of approx. 57,000km Distributing approx 5.9bcm of gas in 2013 3.8m customers across 1,961 municipalities Mkt share% 23% 22% 6% 3% 3% 3% 2% 2% 35% In ‘000 km Others Mkt share% 17% 6% 5% 4% 2% 2% 1% 35% In m Others 8.2 7.5 6.6 6.2 57.1 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 Source: Company data and AEEGSI Note: (1) Italgas data includes 100% Napoletana Gas, 49% AES, and 48% Toscana Energia; Hera includes 100% Acegas-APS; IREN includes 100% IREN Emilia and Genova Reti Gas and 51% AES; (2) Including GP Gas network 28% …Where 2iRG Plays a Leading Role 2iRG Presence (2) 89.6 5.8 16.0 56.6 1 7.9 0.3 0.9 3.8 6.5 1 Low concentration risk Perugia concession: 2% Top 3 concessions: 5% Top 10 concessions:11% 50% 25% 1
  14. 14. 14 Key Take-Aways 2# largest gas distribution operator in Italy and well positioned to drive further market consolidation 1 Key Factors Impacts 2nd Italian player in the gas distribution market with a market share of ~17% in terms of rdp Widespread distribution network throughout the country Economies of scale, high barriers to entry and high efficiency Automatically extended existing concessions so far as all the related tenders are not executed and closed (“prorogatio”) Positioned as a long-term winner in the industry consolidation resulting from the ATEM reorganisation process Benefits from profitability improvements linked to the rationalisation of current concession areas 1
  15. 15. 15 2# largest gas distribution operator in Italy and well positioned to drive further market consolidation 1 Stable and supportive regulatory framework with no volume exposure 2 Predictable financial performance and strong liquidity 3 Experienced management team with a strong track record of business integration 4
  16. 16. 16 Remuneration Regime: a Transparent and Established Methodology Local Net Invested capital or “Local RAB” (Historical revaluated cost ) WACC Distribution: 6.9% WACC Metering: 7.2% The depreciation is calculated based on depreciation schedules provided by the Regulator and differentiated for each asset category Regulator applies a € amount per redelivery point Distribution activities Metering activities Commercial activities (addressed to gas sales Metering companies) reading activities Centralised Net Invested capital or “Centralised RAB” (i.e. IT, headquarters etc, calculated by a parametric approach) % weight on revenues Allowed Revenues or VRT (“Vincolo Ricavi”) Return on RAB Depreciation Operating Costs RAB WACC Technical Life of the Assets Distrib.on Metering Comm.al 35% 30% ~35% ~35% ~30% Regulation protects from volume risk RAB and Depreciation yearly updated by gross investment deflator Operating costs updated yearly by CPI and X-factor 2
  17. 17. 17 Stable and Supportive Regulatory Framework Continuity of methodology ensures high predictability and preserves the attractiveness of the business 2 IV Regulatory Period (2014–2019) Revalued historical cost method confirmed Parametric methodology confirmed Subsidies and contributions are subtracted from the RAB at 80% (t-1) capex recognised in RAB Payment for acquisition of new concessions by tender integrally included in RAB RAB Distribution: 6.9% Metering: 7.2% Calculation of WACC revised every two years (update of risk free rate i.e. Italian 10 year Italian BTP) Return on RAB (WACC) Opex calculated on the basis of size of operator and client density confirmed Efficiency factors: Distribution: 1.7% (up to 2016) Metering and Commercialization: 0.0% (up to 2016) Revision every three years Opex and Efficiency X-Factor Protective termination compensation mechanism The out-going distributor is remunerated with the residual industrial value of the assets (“VIR”) Once VIR is paid, it represents the reference value for tariff calculation (i.e. RAB) Key Items Timely recovery of operating expenditures including depreciation and a fair return on investments Continuity in CAPM and risk free parameters and clear review process Regulation framework designed to support efficiency and economy of scale Robust compensation mechanism mitigating the financial / capital structure aspects of concession termination risk
  18. 18. 18 Clear Legislative Framework for ATEM Tender Process From a fragmented to a more concentrated and efficient distribution of concessions Starting from the end of 2011, the Italian market has been divided into 177 ATEMs (from current 6,989 municipalities). For each ATEM, a 12-year concession will be assigned through public tenders Most of existing “old regime“ concessions expired in 2012 but were automatically extended until tenders are executed (“prorogatio”) A tender process timetable for these ATEMs was set by Law (DM 266/11) The likely timetable for the completion of the ATEM tenders is around 4-5 years Assets owned by operators transferred to the new operator upon payment of a redemption value (as envisaged by Law) New tender process favours the largest players enabling an optimisation of the concessions portfolio, an increase of returns and a reduction of concession renewal risk Criteria for assessing the ATEM tenders The larger Incumbent operators in the new ATEM concession areas will have a competitive advantage Not the key determinants of ATEM concession awards Qualitative and Operational factors Economic factors 2
  19. 19. 19 Key Take-Aways Stable and supportive regulatory framework with no volume exposure 2 Key Factors Impacts Regulatory period from 4 yrs (2009-2012) to 6 yrs (2014-2019) AEEGSI: Independent regulatory Authority Simple and transparent RAB-based system Protective termination compensation mechanism Sector consolidation through ATEMs Regulation as incentive to optimise costs Predictable financial and operative cash flow policy Optimised capex planning due to RAB remuneration and recovery value at termination Growth opportunity for large players with credit protection deriving from terminal value (VIR) 2
  20. 20. 20 2# largest gas distribution operator in Italy and well positioned to drive further market consolidation 1 Stable and supportive regulatory framework with no volume exposure 2 Predictable financial performance and strong liquidity 3 Experienced management team with a strong track record of business integration 4
  21. 21. 60.0% 55.0% 50.0% 45.0% 40.0% 35.0% 30.0% 25.0% 40.0% 30.0% 20.0% 10.0% 0.0% -10.0% -20.0% -30.0% 21 Predictable Financial Performance and Strong Liquidity Revenues and EBITDA (in € m) Fully regulated revenues and EBITDA Stable revenue trend historically, while increasing EBITDA thanks to cost optimisation from 2012 to 2013. 2011 includes 3 months consolidation of E.On Italia distribution gas and G6 Rete Gas Stable level of invested capital and Adjusted Net Financial Debt Increasing level of Funds From Operations sustained by improving operating performances The new regulatory period provides visibility for the next 6 years notwithstanding an initial impact on revenues and EBITDA 1,200.0 1,000.0 800.0 600.0 400.0 200.0 54.7%(2) 33(3) 33(3) Note: (1) Revenues net of IFRIC 12 revenues; (2) Excluding extraordinary items; (3) Extraordinary items Funds From Operations and FFO/Adj Net Financial Net Invested Capital and Adjusted Net Financial Debt (in € m) Debt (in € m) 2,536 2,436 2,456 1,654 1,584 1,588 3,000.0 2,500.0 2,000.0 1,500.0 1,000.0 500.0 - 2011 2012 2013 Net Invested Capital Adj Net Financial Debt Note: (4) Net Invested Capital including negative fair value of IRS hedging. Adjusted Net financial debt excluding derivative liabilities and residual liability for IRS unwinding 470 715 730 272 367 383 3 67 79 57.8% 51.4% 52.4% 20.0% - 2011 2012 2013 Revenues EBITDA Net Income margin% 96 234 248 5.8% 14.7% 15.6% -40.0% 500.0 450.0 400.0 350.0 300.0 250.0 200.0 150.0 100.0 50.0 - 2011 2012 2013 FFO FFO/Adj. Net Debt% Note: (5) Cash Flow from Operating activities excluding change in working capital and including cash net financial charges 3 (1) (4) (4) (5)
  22. 22. 22 Low Risk Payment and Settlement System While regulation protects from volume risk… Revenue Breakdown by Clients(1) 47% 16% 2% 4% 11% 20% Others “Access Code” Provisions Protect from Bad Debts Source: Company data. Note: (1) Ratings SP/Moody’s/Fitch; (2) 2013 distribution revenues (BBB/Baa2/BBB+) (A/A1/n.a.) (BBB+/Baa3/n.a.) (A/A3/A+) (A-/A3/A-) Tot.: €591m(2) …high quality clients limit counterparty risk Regulation Protects from Volume Risk VRT is defined every year Monthly billing to gas sales companies based on delivered volumes Adjustment (equalisation) between VRT and actual revenues (total billed yearly amount) Billing on a monthly basis According to the agreement with traders “Access Code”: Payments are settled in 60 days from gas distribution service Bank guarantees cover 25% of the yearly billed amount related to each gas sales company 3
  23. 23. 23 Prudent Financial Practices Interest rate policy BBB/negative (SP)(1), Baa2/stable (Moody’s) 2iRG required to keep a solid investment grade credit profile by its shareholders The shareholders aim to maintain a low risk investments profile in line with other assets owned by them and other infrastructure funds in the market The Group targets a capital structure with a minimum level of 65% of fixed rate debt The remaining floating rate exposure will not be hedged as the Company considers its WACC-related revenues as a natural hedge Leverage and rating Management strongly committed to financial discipline Dividend policy 2iRG is planning to give regular and predictable cash returns to its shareholders in the form of cash dividends according to the overall leverage and rating policy Capex policy Significant discretion over the scheduling of capex programme Flexibility over the ATEM investment plan Optimised capex planning due to RAB remuneration and recovery value at termination 3 The Group is cash positive and the working capital facility has never been drawn over the last 3 years Liquidity is managed through banking facilities raised in the ordinary course of business and cash on the balance sheet Additionally, the refinancing package envisages a €400m combined capex and working capital facility Liquidity management Note: (1) Preliminary rating
  24. 24. 24 Key Rating Highlights “Our business risk profile assessment reflects our view of 2i Rete Gas' low-risk regulated operations in the gas distribution sector and our assessment of Italy's regulatory framework as solid and transparent, insulating Italian regulated gas distribution utilities from the country's weak economic fundamentals. In our view, the business risk profile is constrained by some uncertainty over the outcome of the gas concessions retendering process in Italy over 2014-2016, in relation to which the issuer intends to concentrate its presence on a smaller number of service areas (so-called ATEMs) where it would fully manage the concession and improve the potential for cost synergies with a positive impact on the profitability of operations. These risks are mitigated by our view that the concession retendering process will result in a substantial consolidation of the currently highly fragmented gas distribution market in Italy where we would expect 2i Rete Gas to remain a preeminent player.” “The negative outlook reflects that on Italy. We believe that 2i Rete Gas' capacity and willingness to meet its debt obligations is currently not superior to the sovereign's, owing to the refinancing risk linked to the group's bridge-to-bond facility, which it intends to refinance in the market in 2015.” “The Baa2 issuer rating reflects the company's fairly low risk business profile. The rating incorporates (1) company's focus on regulated gas distribution activities, backed by a credible and supportive regulatory framework, which ensures a high degree of cost recovery and a fair remuneration of investments and capital base and has been consistently applied for more than 10 years by AEEGSI, the Italian independent regulatory body for energy and water sectors; (2) no volume risk as distribution networks tariffs are entirely based on capacity, and limited affordability concerns, as gas distribution charges account for 14% of householders' bills; (3) a high degree of operating efficiency, as the company consistently received technical rewards allocations and was able to outperform its regulatory operating expenses allowance in recent years; (4) limited investment burden, as 2iRG expects to run a capital expenses programme of EUR1.6 billion between 2014-19, ie., 8% to 10% of the existing fixed assets base on an annual basis, on a number of small-scale interventions of modest technical complexity.” Standard Poor’s BBB / Negative Outlook(1) Moody’s Baa2 / Stable Outlook 3 Note: (1) Preliminary rating
  25. 25. 25 Supporting Growth and Preserving Sounding Capital Structure Refinancing Main Goals Well positioned within investment grade credit rating (SP(1): BBB; Moody’s: Baa2) EMTN programme established Group of 6 major banks committed to subscribe €1.75bn credit lines (of which €0.4bn Capex/RCF line). Facility Agreement expected to be signed shortly Seek a maturity coherent with business profile Establish access to Capital Markets Financial Flexibility Current Debt Structure(2) Post Refinancing Debt Structure(2) Bond: size and tenor to be determined Bridge: 12 + 6 + 6 months tenor up to €600m Term loan: €750m with 5 year tenor Capex/RCF: respectively €300m and €100m committed facilities (5 year tenor) 89% 9%2% Bank facilities - 2iRG Bank facilities - FRI Bank facilities - FRI2 Bank facilities Bond + Bridge Term loan 2iRG: €1,750m with 5 year tenor (expiry 2018) Term loan Holdcos: €210m with 5 year tenor (expiry 2018) Capex/RCF: respectively €300m and €40m committed facilities (5 year tenor, expiry 2018) Note: (1) Preliminary rating; (2) Including financial debt at FRI and FRI2 level Capital Market to become a stable/long-term source of funding ~60% ~40% 3
  26. 26. 26 Corporate Reorganisation Merger at HoldCos level Merger between 1 2 HoldCo and 2iRG 100.0% • Merger by incorporation of FRI2 to FRI • The process is expected to be completed in a few weeks time • Merger by incorporation of 2iRG in FRI (renamed 2iRG) • The process is expected to be completed by the end of December 2014 since all the usual merger formalities are required Streamlining corporate structure Process expected to be completed by the end of 2014 F2i I Finavias FRI 99.906%(1) F2i II Axa I. Fund III Step 1 F2i I Finavias 99.906(1)% F2i II Axa I. Fund III Step 2 Note: (1) 0.094% Minorities and treasury shares 3
  27. 27. 27 Key Take-Aways Predictable financial performance and strong liquidity 3 Key Factors Impacts Excellent track record of financial and economic performances Strong liquidity profile Low cash flow volatility Solid balance sheet Strong focus on cost optimisation Debt structure consistent with cash generation profile 3
  28. 28. 28 2# largest gas distribution operator in Italy and well positioned to drive further market consolidation 1 Stable and supportive regulatory framework with no volume exposure 2 Predictable financial performance and strong liquidity 3 Experienced management team with a strong track record of business integration 4
  29. 29. 29 Experienced Management Team Headquarter Local operations Solid and lean organization strengthening local control and efficiency CEO HR Procurement Legal Audit COO 6 regional departments 29 local units Regional Local units offices Integration CFO Business Development Following the acquisitions of E.On Rete and G6 Rete Gas, the 2iRG management has implemented a new successful organization: Deliver financial targets Deliver operational efficiencies Harmonize organizational processes Management and organizational structure already designed to approach the next round of concessions’ tenders in a successful way 4 Regulatory Affairs
  30. 30. 30 Successful Track Record of Business Integrations and Synergies € m 20 15 10 5 0 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015E 2016E 2017E 2018E 2019E Main acquisitions completed: Acquisitions And Integrations Completed Clients, in ‘000 4,000 3,500 3,000 2,500 2,000 1,500 1,000 500 0 Gruppo Camuzzi (2002): approx. 1,000k clients E.On Rete (2011): approx. 600k clients G6 Rete Gas (2011): approx. 1,000k clients Significant efforts to integrate all acquired companies in terms of organisational structure, approach with local municipalities, ICT, accounting and administrative systems Jan. 2000 By 2002 ~3,800 Source: Company data F2i and ARDIAN 4 Significant experience in delivery integration targets 2013 Synergies Internalization of staff functions One integrated Headquarter and full internalization of previously out-sourced services Rationalize and industrialize field operations Rationalize organizational structure on the Field and introduction of IT tools to manage local workplace remotely By 2009 E.On Rete G6 Rete Gas 40 companies acquired by 2002 70 companies acquired through E.On Rete and G6 Rete Gas 9 companies acquired by 2009 ~120 companies acquired First acquisition
  31. 31. 31 Disciplined Investment Policy for Sustainable Growth 2iRG plans to grow while protecting a solid credit profile 1 Growth through ATEM tenders in Italy Supportive regulatory framework addressing concessions’ renewal, market concentration and asset value protection Dominant position in north-western and south-eastern Italy, where the 2iRG will strengthen its presence and leverage any potential economy of scale Optimisation of concession portfolio 2 Investments to increase profitability in a mature business Capex driven by new redelivery points as well as maintenance of the existing network Pioneer in adoption and deployment of smart metering 3 More competitive cost structure Continuous focus on operating and technical excellence Reaping the benefits from significant in-sourcing after ownership changes and synergies from integration Economies of scale arising from ATEM tenders Savings from investments in electronic meters and ICT infrastructure 4 ~ €1.6bn of investment plan up to 2019
  32. 32. 32 Key Take-Aways Experienced management team with a strong track record of business integration 4 Key Factors Impacts Steady and cohesive management team A proven track record in terms of business integration and operating efficiencies Management expertise based on large/top tier energy players in previous experience Continuous optimisation of cost structure and tight financial control Integration and in-sourcing completed Ability to manage the upcoming intense ATEM tenders period 4
  33. 33. Final Remarks
  34. 34. 34 Credit Highlights 2# largest gas distribution operator in Italy and well positioned to drive further market consolidation 1 Stable and supportive regulatory framework with no volume exposure 2 Predictable financial performance and strong liquidity 3 Experienced management team with a strong track record of business integration 4
  35. 35. Appendix
  36. 36. 36 Key Financials PL €m 2012 2013 Distribution and other 591.6 590.9 Connection fees 24.0 22.4 Other sales and services 19.7 23.2 IFRIC 12 133.0 116.4 Other revenues 79.6 93.3 Total Revenues 848.0 846.3 Labour cost (110.2) (111.3) Raw material cost (31.4) (32.0) Service cost (256.3) (226.4) Other costs (64.4) (76.3) Provisions (20.1) (18.5) Incr. in fixed assets not subject to IFRIC 12 1.7 0.9 Total costs (480.7) (463.6) EBITDA 367.2 382.6 EBITDA % (ex IFRIC 12 impact) 51.4% 52.4% EBIT 216.4 238.5 EBIT % (ex IFRIC 12 impact) 30.3% 32.7% Net Income 67.3 79.2 Balance Sheet €m 2012 2013 Net fixed assets 2,381.5 2,388.5 Net working capital 62.1 97.9 Total provisions (7.4) (30.2) Net invested capital 2,436.2 2,456.2 IRS unwinding 36.2 30.2 Net Financial Position 1,584.1 1,587.8 Shareholders' equitiy 816.0 838.2 Total Sources 2,436.2 2,456.2

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