TotalEnergies’ Statement on Its Investments in India
PARIS, February 03, 2023--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Following the allegations against Adani Group published by the Hindenburg Research company on January 24, 2023, TotalEnergies (Paris:TTE) (LSE:TTE) (NYSE:TTE) wishes to bring the following information regarding its joint investments in India in partnership with Adani since 2018.
TotalEnergies’ investments in Adani’s entities were undertaken in full compliance with applicable – namely Indian – laws, and with TotalEnergies’ own internal governance processes. The due diligence, which were carried out to TotalEnergies’ satisfaction, were consistent with best practices, and all relevant material in the public domain was reviewed, including the detailed disclosures to regulators required under applicable laws. TotalEnergies welcomes the announcement by Adani to mandate one of the "big four" accounting firms to carry out a general audit.
The entities TotalEnergies has invested in with Adani are managed in accordance with applicable regulations. The day-to-day operations of the entities listed in India, Adani Total Gas Limited (ATGL) and Adani Green Energy Limited (AGEL), are managed by independent teams of professional managers, and their boards are composed of at least 50% independent and non-executive directors (5/9 for ATGL and 5/10 for AGEL). S. R. Batliboi & Co. LLP, a member company of the international financial audit firm EY is AGEL’s statutory auditor.
The following table lists TotalEnergies’ current stakes in ventures with Adani:
Adani Total Private Limited
Adani Total Gas Limited (listed)
Adani Green Energy Limited (listed)
TotalEnergies’ exposure resulting from these stakes is limited, as it represents 2.4% ($3.1 billion at December 31, 2022) of the Company’s capital employed and only 180 M$ of net operating income in 2022. These investments being accounted for under the equity method, TotalEnergies has not performed any re-evaluation in its accounts of its stakes in the listed entities ATGL and AGEL in relation to the increase in their stock values.
About TotalEnergies’ partnerships with Adani Group
In 2018, TotalEnergies and Adani Group embarked on an energy partnership with the development of a joint LNG business, Adani Total Private Limited (ATPL). ATPL aims to develop the Dhamra LNG regasification terminal – which is expected to start operations in Q2 2023 – and to market LNG.
In 2019, TotalEnergies announced the acquisition of a 37.4% stake in the listed entity Adani Total Gas Limited, a city gas distribution business. As of end 2022, ATGL operated 33 city gas licenses and some 380 compressed natural gas (CNG) stations.
In 2020, TotalEnergies and Adani Group extended their relationship, with the acquisition by TotalEnergies of a 20% minority interest in the listed company Adani Green Energy Limited, and a 50% stake in a 2.35 GWac portfolio of operating solar assets owned by AGEL (AGEL23), for a total investment of $2.5 billion. AGEL has around 7 GWac in operation, 10 GWac in construction and 3 GWac in late development.
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