New North Sea Field - Nini East - is now producing

Today the Nini East field in the Danish part of the North Sea has produced its first oil. DONG Energy is operator of the field. The decision on developing the field was announced in 2008. “Producing from this new field is part of our endeavour to keep up production for years ahead. With the development of the Nini East field we have added years to the lifespan of the Siri complex”, says Søren Gath Hansen, Executive Vice President in DONG Energy and responsible for the exploration and production activities. The Nini East field is part of the Nini license located in the Siri complex 200 kilometers from the Danish west coast. Nini East is an unmanned satellite platform, from where the oil is transferred via Nini to the Siri platform for further treatment and shipment. The Nini East platform is located seven kilometres north-east of the Nini platform. The field is estimated to hold approximately 17 million barrels of oil in reserve of which DONG Energy's share is 6.8 million barrels. DONG Energy owns a 40% stake in the Nini license. The other license partners are RWE Dea and Noreco, each owning a 30% stake in the license. The information provided in this announcement will not change the previous financial guidance for the financial year 2009 or the expected investment level. For further information, contact: Media Relations Ulrik Frøhlke +45 9955 9560 Investor Relations Morten Hultberg Buchgreitz +45 9955 9750 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 approximately 6,000 employees and generated more than DKK 60 billion (EUR 8.2 billion) in revenue in 2008. For further information, see