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FY 2008 consolidated results

Brussels February 20th, 2009

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Disclaimer •

This presentation is only provided for general information purpose about Elia and its activities. The included statements are neither reported results nor other historical information. They are not provided to serve as the basis for any evaluation of Elia, and cannot be binding and/or enforceable upon Elia.

As forward-looking statements, they are subject to assumptions, risk and uncertainties, actual future results may differ from those expressed in or implied by such statements.

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Elia will not be liable for any consequences arising from or related to the use or interpretation of the information contained or absent in this presentation.

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Agenda Summary Highlights 2008 Financials 2008 Outlook 2009

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Summary • Highlights 2008 - Results in line with new regulation: higher OLO, incentive, bonus ‘07 - Slight decrease of yearly consumption, mostly due to economic crisis - Full realisation of investment plan; excellent network reliability - Amongst the lowest tariffs in Europe for the 6th year in a row - Growing volume traded on Belpex - European market in progress: CASC, Coreso, ENTSO-E - First consulting contracts

• Financials 2008

- Dividend increased to € 1,37 a share

• Outlook 2009 - Net profit - Capex

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Agenda Summary Highlights 2008 Financials 2008 Outlook 2009

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1. Energy Consumption in Elia’s balancing zone Consumption per month

Yearly Energy consumption as seen from Elia’s network decreased slightly to 88 TWh

9000000 8000000 7000000

(88,9 TWh in 2007)

6000000 5000000

2007 2008

4000000

Main reasons • Economic crisis during Q4 (mainly industrial customers)

3000000 2000000 1000000 0 Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Imports and exports per month in 2008

• Increasing local generation at customer sites • Increasing generation from renewable sources at distribution level

1000

500

0 Imports from The Netherlands Exports to The Netherlands

-500

Imports from France Exports to France Net Balance

-1000

Net import level increased (mainly from the Netherlands side) with 58,2% to 10,6 TWh (6,7 TWh in 2007)

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2. Fixed tariffs for the period 2008-2001 Means strong visibility for the cost basis of Elia’s customers Tariffs for use of the grid and tariffs for ancillary services: comparison 2001 - 2008 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 0 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 (Q4) (Q2to Q4)

2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 (Q4) (Q2to Q4)

Onthe380/ 220/ 150kV network

Annual power

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At transf ormer output tothe70/ 36/ 30kV network

System management

2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 (Q4) (Q2to Q4) Onthe70/ 36/ 30kV network

Ancillary services

2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 (Q4) (Q2to Q4) At transf ormer output tomediumvoltage

Loss compensation


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8 •Infrastructure •Losses •System Services

•Sweden

•Spain

•Slovenia

•Slovak Rep

•Romania

•Portugal

•Poland

•Norway

•Netherlands

•Lithuania

•Latvia

•Italy

•Ireland

•Hungary

•Greece

•Great Britain

•Germany

•France

•Finland

•Estonia

•Denmark West

•Denmark East

•Czech Republic

•Bulgaria

•Belgium

•Austria

•€ / MWh

Among the lowest tariffs in Europe

•30

•25

•20

•15

•10

•5

•Other regulatory charges


3. Investments 2008 Breakdown CAPEX

• Full realisation of Capex plan 2008

CAPEX 2008 € 161,2 m

• Focus on internal demand as well as for

9% 10%

• Excellent reliability of the network

33%

• supporting local generation at sites of industrial customers • facilitation the connection of co-generation and renewables units

48%44%

Replacements Driven by internal consumption Driven by interconnections with neighbours Driven by import levels & generation localisation

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Investments 2008: a few examples • Extensions and developments at the port of Antwerp (project BRABO) High-voltage “Petrol” station in Antwerp commissioned - improved reliability - needed by economic development

High-voltage station “Scheldelaan” - extension for the connection of the cogeneration unit of Exxon - commissioned in December 2008

Investments of about € 20m

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Investments 2008: a few examples •

Renovation of 70 kV stations - Angleur and Liberchies - Investment of about € 15m

Google site - Connection to 150 kV station located in Ghlin Petit Marais - Investment of about € 3,3m (repaid by client)

Greenwind - Windfarm of 25 MW (10 times 2,5 MW) - Connection to 70 kV station of Solre-Saint Géry - Investment of about € 0,7m (repaid by client)

Windvision - Windfarm of 66 MW (11 times 6 MW) - Connection to 70 kV station of Harmignies - Investment of about € 0,6m (repaid by client)

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Investments 2008: a few examples •

Three phase shifters - Location Van Eyck & Zandvliet high

-voltage station

- Improved control of neighbouring energy flows on the Elia grid for an improved reliability - Optimisation of transmission capacity with interconnected networks - Commissioned at the end of 2008 - Investment of â‚Ź 54 m

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4. Belgium, among the most interconnected countries YEAR 2008

COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE IMPORT CAPACITIES

In MEGAWATT (MW)

South

North

Total

Comment

Maximum capacity allocated to the market

3600

1401

5001

Total is 42 % of peak system load of 12001 MW

Yearly average capacity allocated to the market

2532

1350

3882

Total is 39 % of average system load of 10024 MW

Ex ante guaranteed minimum capacity during line works in France

1600

833 (1 day)

2433

Total is 24 % of average system load

3,005 GWh

Netherlands 8,119 GWh

Total energy exchanges 2008-07 2008 Direction Exchanged F B 7,386 GWh B F 2,039 GWh NL B 8,119 GWh B NL 3,005 GWh Lux B 1,629 GWh B Lux 1,518 GWh Total 23,696 GWh

2,039 GWh France 7,386 GWh

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1,629 GWh 1,518 GWh

Luxembourg

2007 Exchanged Change 8,332 GWh -11,4% 2,322 GWh -12,2% 5,266 GWh 54,2% 5,084 GWh -40,9% 2,084 GWh -21,8% 1,631 GWh -6,9% 24,719 GWh -4,1%


5. Belgian Power Exchange (Belpex) •

32 diversified participants (suppliers, traders, producers)

from 10 countries (NL,CH,UK,FR,BE,GE,CZ,SP,IT,DK) at Dec 31st, 2008

Average daily volume was 30.372 MWh with the following average electricity prices :

Belix

€70,60 MWh (41,85/MWh)

Belix peak (8am-20pm)

€85,18 MWh (53,56/MWh)

Belix off-peak (20pm-8am)

€56,02 MWh (30,13/MWh)

Record volume of 77.623 MWh on May 3rd, 2008 equals 31% of average Belgian electricity demand

Market coupling induced an average export volume of 1.816 MWh and an high average import volume of 18.582MWh

New products : Intraday & Continuous Day ahead market

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Belpex volume growth since november 06 Volumes BELPEX DAM & Prices BELPEX, POWERNEXT and APX DAM Period: from 21/11/2006 to 31/12/2008

MWh

Volume Belpex

Price Belpex

Price Powernext

Price APX

1.600.000 1.400.000 1.200.000 1.000.000 800.000 600.000 400.000 200.000

20 06 20 1 1 06 20 1 2 07 20 0 1 07 20 02 07 20 03 07 20 0 4 07 20 0 5 07 20 0 6 07 20 07 07 20 08 07 20 09 07 20 1 0 07 20 1 1 07 20 1 2 08 20 01 08 20 02 08 20 03 08 20 0 4 08 20 0 5 08 20 0 6 08 20 07 08 20 0 8 08 20 0 9 08 20 1 0 08 20 11 08 12

0

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â‚Ź/MWh 100,00 90,00 80,00 70,00 60,00 50,00 40,00 30,00 20,00 10,00 0,00


FR-BE-NE TLC 2008: excellent price convergence Means more competitive wholesale prices in Belgium

Border

Belgian-French border Constrained

Belgian-

Constrained

0,8 %

Dutch border

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F ≠ B ≠ NL

Unconstrained

Unconstrained F = B ≠ NL

15,4 %

F ≠ B = NL

F = B = NL

14,7 %

69,1 %


6. Update Group structure GDF Suez/ Electrabel

Publi-T

24,35%

Publipart

Freefloat

2.54%

33.01%

40,1%

Elia: A Single Economic Unit Elia System Operator

Licensed System Operator

99.99%

Elia Asset

50.0%

Coreso 12/2008 Real time control of EU flows

14.3%

24.5%

HGRT 12/2001

CASC-CWE 10/2008 4 countries 7 TSOs Auctioning

52,25% shareholder of Powernext

(1) 1 share Publi-T, 1 share Electrabel

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Network Owner

(1)

60%

Belpex 07/2005 Belgian power exchange

100%

Elia Re 02/2002 Captive reinsurance company

100%

Elia Engineering 12/2003 Engineering consultancy firm


CASC - CWE •

Capacity Allocation Service Company for Central-West Europe (Benelux, France and Germany)

First concrete step towards creation of Europe’s largest regional electricity market

Equal shareholdership between 7 TSOs : Cegedel Net, Elia, EnBW TNG, E.ON Netz, RTE, RWE TSO, TenneT

Incorporated in Luxembourg on Sep 9th, 2008

Joint cross-border service company acting as a single auction office

First joint auctioning of year and month capacities on the common borders between the five countries was held on Nov 28th, 2009

From Spring 2009, also execution of auctions of daily capacities for borders without market coupling

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CORESO •

Coordination of Electricity System Operators

Second concrete step towards creation of Europe’s largest regional electricity market

Joint venture, currently between RTE and Elia, based on equal shareholdership and partnership

Incorporated in Brussels on Dec 19th, 2008; start of operation foreseen on Feb 16th, 2009

The first regional technical coordination centre to be shared by several TSOs in the CWE region

National Grid expected to join as full member

Interest from Vattenfall Europe Transmission

The centre will develop forecast management of electricity transits within the CWE region and will monitor these flows in real time around the clock

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7. First contracts with third parties Third party services

 Industrial clients  Distribution System Operators

Consulting

 Marocco,  Tunesia,  C-Power  Gulf Cooperation Council Interconnection Authority

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8. Update Personnel  Experienced employees throughout Elia’s organisation  Number of Employees at 31/12/08 : 1,231 (FTE : 1125) Transm ission 7%

Average length of service in Elia: 14 years

Elia Engineering 10% Custom ers & Market 5%

Corporate 31%

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Grid services 47%

Average age of workforce: 40 years


Agenda Summary Highlights 2008 Financials 2008 Outlook 2009

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4-year fixed tariff system Implementation of “controllable – non controllable” costs & revenues

TODAY

PAST

NC C

Non Tariff

Costs

Non (2) Tariff

Non Controllable Costs (NC) Tariff Tariff

Controllable (1) Costs ‘(C)

Net profit

Charges

Net profit

Revenues

Charges

Revenues

(1)

Mainly consists of purchases of materials, services and other goods & remuneration except the ancillary services & pension costs for retired employees

(2)

Mainly consists of Telecom services, Third party services, surplus value on sale fixed assets and insurance claims

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‌with netting of costs & revenues Reclassify costs, revenues => controllable & non-controllable NC Non Tariff C Net profit Non Controllable Costs (NC)

(2)

Tariff

C

Tariff

NC

Controllable (1) Costs ‘(C)

Net profit

Charges

Revenues

(1)

Mainly consists of purchases of materials, services and other goods & remuneration except the ancillary services & pension costs for retired employees

(2)

Mainly consists of Telecom services, Third party services, surplus value on sale fixed assets and insurance claims

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X – Y Factor (controllable costs) €m

Budget including CPI

(1)

255,3 251,3

255,3

260,6

-4m -4m

254,6

–6m –6m

265,3 258,3

-7m -7m

248,6

251,3

2009

2010

-8m 262,3

CPI-X (approved)

-8m

254,3

247,3

2008

- X = -25m in total

270,3

-X -Y = -50m in total CPI-X-Y (internal budget)

2011

• Regulator approved € 251,3m net controllable costs for 2008 (255,3m CC minus € 4m imposed cost savings) • Budget Elia : 247,3 mio € 

Initial budget

255,3

X factor (costsaving)

-

Y factor (potential outperformance) (1)

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Controllable non-tariff revenues

4,0


Composition of net profit 1.

2.

3.

Fair remuneration (€ 59m in budget 2008) •

Equity remuneration based on formula

Deduction over-depreciation of the past (€ 8,2m net) till Q3 2012

Decommissioning (€ 14m in budget 2008) •

Goodwill from decommissioning included in tariffs

Reserved for financing future investments

Incentivisation on controllable costs •

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Ceiling = same amount as efficiency gain (X-factor)


Overview of Key 2008 IFRS Figures IFRS Income statement (€ million) Consolidated turnover EBITDA (1) Operating result (EBIT) Financial result Taxes Consolidated net profit (incl equity m.) Net profit per share (€) Dividend per share (€) Balance sheet (€ million) Total assets Equity Net debt Equity per share (€) Total number of shares (end of period)

2008 2007 757,3 731,7 334,1 308,5 237,9 214,7 (109,3) (104,0) (27,2) (32,9) 103,1 77,6 2,14 1,62 1,37 1,30 31/12/2008 31/12/2007 4.228,1 3.977,9 1.348,1 1.338,6 2.370,5 2.196,7 28,04 27,85 48.076.949

(1) EBITDA = EBIT + depreciation + changes in provisions

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48.061.695

Change In % 3,5% 8,3% 10,8% 5,1% -17,3% 32,9% 32,3% 5,4% 6,3% 0,7% 7,9% 0,7% 0,03%


2008 Profit and Loss Bottom-up Approach of Elia’s P&L in 2008 (EUR m): calculation of net profit

654,2

Non tariff

61,2

Tariff Shortfall

18,2

Costs Tariff

677,9

Average RAB 2007 Reference equity (33%) Cost of equity Equity reference remuneration (A)

2008 A 3.673 1.212 (1) 5,62% 68,1

Av. equity / Av. assets Deviation on ref. equity Equity deviation remuneration D-factor (B)

35,93% 36,45% 2,93% (3) 3,45% 5,14% 4,63% 5,5 5,8 -8,2

-8,2

Fair remuneration (A+B+C)

65,5

59,2

Goodwill decommissioning Controllable cost incentive

15,0 4,4

14,2 0,0

1,9

0,0

86,8

73,4

Net profit Belgian GAAP (tariffs)

Net profit

Consolidation Belpex

Charges (1) (2) (3)

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Revenues

OLO of 4,4414%; Beta of 0,336 and a risk premium of 3,5% Av. Equity =1.319,9 and Av. Assets = 3.673,4 OLO of 4,4414 & deviation rate of 70 bp

(2)

Over-depreciation (C)

Bonus 2007 103,1

2008 E 3.611 1.192 5,17% 61,6

IFRS reconciliation Net profit IFRS

0,3 16,0 103,1


Controllable items : Budget <> Reality

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17,4

23,8

Budget

Reality

Revenues =  6,4

Total outperformance = € 8,4m

X factor = € 4m

Y profit = € 4,4m

270,7 Reality

Budget

272,7

Costs =  -2

First results from increased efficiency

Extra revenues thanks to third party services and first consulting contracts


Reconciliation Be GAAP - IFRS IFRS Impact on Equity and Net Profit as of 31 December 2008 103,1

87,1

(5,6)

2,8

Regulatory Assets

Elia Re

4,1

(5,8)

3,0

Capitalisation Software

Deferred taxes

Other

Net Profit

17,5

31/12/2008 Belgian GAAP

Employee Benefits

72,6

1.367,9

17,8

(1)

15,0

10,7

Elia Re

Others

31/12/2008 IFRS

1.348,1

Equity

(135,9)

31/12/2008 Belgian GAAP

Employee benefits

Regulatory assets

Capitalisation software

(1) Mainly relates to Inventory valuation (€2,6m) and goodwill Bel engineering (€ 6,9m)

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31/12/2008 IFRS


Regulated Asset Base 2008 Evolution 2008 RAB

3,764,4

3.582,4

132,4 (91,8)

Year-end 2007

Average RAB

(1)

Depreciation Divestm. & Decommissioning

3.512 (1)

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(18,2)

159,6

Capex

Change in WCR

Year-end 2008

3.673 Includes â&#x201A;Ź 15 million goodwill decommissioning


Working Capital Requirements Changes in Working Capital Requirements (EUR m) 98,8

(1)

18,2

132,4

Shortfall 2008

Total Change in WCR

16,1

2008

(45,6)

44,9

Inventory, trade & all debtors <1 year

(1)

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Tax receivable, including interests due

Based on Belgian GAAP accounts

Trade creditors & others

Accrued charges & deferred income


Breakdown Costs Evolution of Costs between 2008 and 2007 (EUR m) 654,2

135,0

-2,7%

153,7

+1,9%

138,8

Ancillary services (reserve energy)

150,8

Raw materials, Services & Other goods

+4,2%

114,0

Personnel Expenses (mainly pension funds & inflation)

14,0

-27,8%

19,4

Others

96,2

+2,6%

93,8

Depreciation

109,3

+5,1%

118,8

27,2

2008

33

653,7

-17,3%

104,0 32,9

2007

Financial charges Taxes


Non - Tariff Revenues Breakdown of Non – Tariff Revenues in 2008 and 2007 (EUR m) 68,1 61,2

28,2

16,2

13,0 3,8

(2)

2008 34

-34,6%

43,1

International revenues

(mainly due to lower wholesale price differentials and lower revenues from congestion)

+2,5%

15,8

Fixed assets own construction capitalised

12,3

Telecom & third party services

+5,7%

-3,1

(1)

Others

2007

(1)

In 2007 « others » include € -13m reversal of the regulatory asset as a result of a new collectieve agreement (one-off payment)

(2)

In 2008 « others » include the reversal of € 5m related to interests to recover on the tax receivable


Tariff Revenues Breakdown of Tariff Revenues in 2008 and 2007 (EUR m) 677,9

653,6

32,7 113,4 20,9

-12,1%

32,3 129,0

-75,

6%

85,6

510,9

Tariffs for ancillary services Tariffs out of previous surpluses

+25,6%

406,7

Tariffs for grid use

9,9

18,2

2008 Tariff shortfall 35

Connection tariffs

2007 0,5 4,9 4,5

Operational Appeal Bonus 2005 Settlement Bonus 2006


Non controllable items : Budget <> Reality

Tariff =  + 1,4

Reality

Revenues =  - 21,4

Budget

Costs =

Revenues = - 21,4 m

Reality

Budget

Reality

Net profit =

-8,8 m

Tariff = + 1,4 m

Reality

Budget

Net profit =  +8,8

Budget

+ 10,6 m

Tariff shortfall = 18,2 m

Costs =  10,6

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Overview treatment of surpluses Overview of allocation and use of total surpluses In millions of EUR

Surplus 2003 Bonus 2003 Used Total 2003 Surplus 2004 Bonus 2004 Used Total 2004 Surplus 2005 Bonus 2005 Surplus 2006 Used Totaal 2005 Surplus 2006 Malus 2006 Used Totaal 2006

Surpluses/ (Shortages) 134,6 3,2 137,8 118,9 3,5 122,4 35,1 2,3 3,8 41,2 56,2 1,8

2004 25,4 -25,4 0,0

2005 36,4 3,2 -39,6 0,0 28,0 -28,0 0,0 7,4 -7,4 0,0

58,0

Reversal decided by regulator for period 2008-2011 Used Subtotal 359,4 Shortage 2007 -0,5 Bonus 05 & 06 -9,4 Totaal 2007 -9,9 Shortage 2008 -18,2 Total Surplus

331,3

(1) To be allocated by CREG in the next regulatory period

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2006 36,4

2007 36,4

-36,4 0,0 9,8 3,5 -13,3 0,0

-36,4 0,0 9,8 -9,8 0,0 27,7 2,3 3,8 -33,8 0,0 5,6 -5,6 0,0

2008

2009

2010

23,8

23,8

23,7

23,8

23,8

23,7

22,8

34,0

2011

Total 134,6 3,2 -137,8 0,0 118,9 3,5 -51,1 71,3 35,1 2,3 3,8 -41,2 0,0 56,2 1,8 -5,6 52,4

46,0

123,7 -20,9 102,8 -0,5 -9,4 -9,9 -18,2

50,6 1,8 52,4 20,9 -20,9

-0,5 -9,4 (1) -9,9 -18,2

(1)

74,7


Financial Debt Position Elia benefits from a strong credit rating Standard & Poor’s rating: Long Term:

A-

Outlook:

Stable

2.397,7

2.230,1

2.500 2.000 1.500

350,0

164,2

1000,0

250

883,5 (1)

31/12/2008

31/12/2007

Net debt Leverage (D/D+E)

2.370,4 63,7%

2.196,7 62,1%

Net debt / EBITDA Average cost of debt % Fixed of gross debt

7,1 5,15% 70,0%

7,1 4,99% 73,2%

99,8 Unused Credit lines as of 31/12/08 European Investment Bank Committed bank loan Uncommitted bank loan Commercial paper program

996,8

1.000 500

€ millions

883,5

Amount (€ m) 65 50 80 188

0 31/12/2008 Shareholders' loans ST bank loans

(1)

31/12/2007 Eurobonds EIB + CP + Accrued interests

In September 2009, a shareholders’ loan of € 387,7m will be repaid. This loan together with the short bank loans will be refinanced through a new Eurobond to be launched before September

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Interest rate Euribor + 5 bp Euribor + 25 bp To be negotiated To be negotiated


Reimbursement schedule till 2022 The duration of the refinancing of â&#x201A;Ź 800 million in 2009 will take into account the several other maturity dates; refinancing will be achieved before September 2009 Reimbursement schedule till 2022

900 800 700

MM â&#x201A;Ź

600 500 400 300 200 100 0 2009

2010

2011

Eurobond

2012 EIB

2013

2014

2015

Synatom

2016

Publi-Part

ING Publi-Part

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2017

2018

2019

Dexia

2020 ING

2021

2022


Dividend Policy Elia’s dividend policy ensures a steady and growing dividend 2,1 91,8%

In EUR

1,6

1,27

89,6%

1,27

89,9%

1,28

1,30

90%

1,37

85%

1,1 80%

0,6 79,3%

0,1 -0,4

75,7%

2004

2005 Dividend

2006

2007

2008

Pay-out ratio

• Increase in dividend to € 1,37 per share • Pay-out ratio over 2008 Belgian Gaap result is 75,7% (63,9% under IFRS)

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75% 70%


Agenda Summary Highlights 2008 Financials 2008 Outlook 2009

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Outlook CAPEX 2009 CAPEX 2009 € 117 m

• Capex = €117 m (€157m initially)

17% 37%

8% 44%

38%

• Main reasons: • Reduced energy consumption due to economic crisis • Delayed projects by industrial customers • Reduction of financing requirements • No impact on regulated profit (ROE remuneration)

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Replacements

Driven by interconnections with neighbours

Driven by internal consumption

Driven by renewables & generation localisation


Outlook 2009: RAB 3.856 3.764 84

2008

(92)

(17)

Depreciation

Divestm. & Decomm.

(1)

117

Capex

Average 3.673 RAB (1) Contains â&#x201A;Ź 14m of goodwill reduction due to decommissioning

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Change in WCR

2009

3.810


Outlook 2009 : Fair remuneration Determination of net profit 2009 by the regulator (Belgian GAAP) (3)

Average RAB 2009 Reference equity (33%) Cost of equity (3) Equity reference remuneration (A) (3)

Av. equity / Av. RAB Deviation on reference equity Equity deviation remuneration (3) D-factor (B)

-8,2

Fair remuneration (A+B+C) =(1)

59,3

(3)

(2)

Controllable cost incentive (3) (3) = Y Net profit as set by tariffs

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35,12% 2,12% (2) 4,63% 3,7

Over-depreciation (C)

Goodwill decommissioning

(1) (2) (3)

CREG 3.810 1.257 5,08% (1) 63,8

(=1+2+3)

14,2 0,0

Not available for profit distribution; â&#x201A;Ź14,2 is the estimated yearly amount for the period 2008-2011

73,5

OLO of 3,9278%; Beta of 0,3301 and a risk premium of 3,5% OLO of 3,9278% and deviation rate of 70bp To be recomputed ex-post based on real OLO, real beta, real RAB & Equity, real decommissioning and real controllable cost savings


New Projects, Services, Activities Major projects investigated pending regulatory approval

- 380 kV line towards Belgian coast (off-shore wind energy) - Connection of a future 450 MW power plant in Seneffe - Interconnections with UK, Germany and Luxembourg

Services

To be launched in 2009 • Belpex : launch of Green Certificates Exchange • Coreso : 24h real time control of electricity flows in CWE area • CASC : secondary market for cross-border transmission capacity • ENTSO-E : 42 TSOs out 34 European countries Contemplated for 2010 and beyond • Market coupling between Benelux – Germany – France

Activities

Pursuing « operational excellence » Consulting and services for third parties, partnership

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Questions & Answers Investors Relations – Contact details  Bert Maes Tel: + 32 (0)2/546.72.39 Mail: bert.maes@elia.be Website: http://www.elia.be

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