Results affected by low energy prices and transition to green energy accelerated The Supervisory Board of DONG Energy A/S has today approved the interim financial report for the first nine months of 2009, which developed as follows compared with the first nine months of 2008:  Revenue was down DKK 5,821 million at DKK 35,791 million, reflecting significantly lower oil, gas and power prices. This was partly offset by higher gas production from the Ormen Lange field  EBITDA was down DKK 4,163 million at DKK 6,830 million, primarily due to lower revenue and the effects of timing differences related to the huge fluctuations in market prices for oil, gas and coal  Profit after tax was DKK 1,081 million versus DKK 5,177 million, partly due to the recognition of a DKK 508 million impairment loss on disposal of the fibre optic network  Net cash inflow from operating activities increased by DKK 2.2 billion to DKK 10.2 billion. The improvement mainly reflects a reduction in working capital  DONG Energy invested DKK 13 billion in new activities and existing facilities, including oil and gas fields, gas-fired power station projects in Wales and the Netherlands, wind farms, and the company A2SEA, which installs offshore wind turbines  The wind farms Horns Rev 2 in Denmark and Storrun in Sweden were inaugurated in the third quarter, and test production started from Gunfleet Sands 1 and 2 in the UK and Karnice in Poland ”The gas and power markets are still suffering from declining demand and low prices. To adjust to this situation, we are implementing substantial cost reductions and undergoing a transition to more green energy production. One of the ways in which we are doing this is by shelving development projects for coal-fired power stations in Scotland, the UK and Germany. In continuation of the shutdown of two Danish coal-fired units last year, a further two Danish coal-fired units will be shut down from April 2010, as a consequence of low demand. DONG Energy's overall coal-based power station capacity in Denmark will consequently have been reduced by around 25%. This will strengthen our financial position and accelerate the transition to a greener profile for our company”, says CEO Anders Eldrup. Outlook for 2009 The EBITDA outlook for 2009 remains unchanged and EBITDA is still expected to be significantly down on 2008. Profit after tax is also expected to be significantly down on 2008, the expectation concerning profit after tax remaining unchanged, apart from the impairment loss on the fibre optic network. As already expected this includes a significantly weaker fourth quarter than the previous three quarters. Further information: Louise Münter Media Relations Telephone: +45 9955 9662 Morten Hultberg Buchgreitz Investor Relations Telephone: +45 9955 9686 DONG Energy is one of the leading energy groups in Northern Europe. We are headquartered in Denmark. Our business is based on procuring, producing, distributing and trading in energy and related products in Northern Europe. We have approx. 6,000 employees and generated more than DKK 60 billion (EUR 8.2 billion) in revenue in 2008. For further information, see