On 03.12.2014 the new Executive Director of NEK EAD Mr. Petar Iliev was registered in the Commercial Register of the Bulgarian Registry Agency.
Pursuant to the Company Articles of Association, Mr. Petar Iliev will from now on manage and represent NEK EAD in its relations with all business partners and state institutions.
Thanks to the efforts made by the management of NEK EAD for improving and stabilizing the company financial condition, as well as owing to the policy conducted by the government and the legislative measures undertaken, the expected company losses of 334 mln BGN for 2013, as foreseen in the preliminary financial estimations, were reduced to 142 mln BGN.
In spite of these actions leading to such results, the company continues to feel the negative impacts coming from the long-term power purchase agreements with AES Maritsa East 1 and with ContourGlobal Maritsa East 3, as well as from the electricity purchased from the RES energy producers. For 2013 alone the negative effect of the long-term PPAs on the company amounts to 240 mln BGN and the negative effect of the RES energy producers on the company is 130 mln BGN.
NEK's liabilities as of 31.12.2013 have mainly resulted from non-compensated costs for electrical energy from a preceding period, as well as from investment costs involving own funds of the company for Belene NPP Project and Tsankov Kamak Project.
In connection with some publications that have appeared in the mass media about the preparation of a scheme for hidden privatization of Natsionalna Elektricheska Kompania EAD by means of its debt buying up, we state the following:
The NEK management hasn't had and is not having any negotiations with any private persons or private companies or anybody else about any privatization of company assets.
We must remind that the role of the National Electric Company in the energy sector is of strategic importance for the country security.
As for NEK's liabilities, we declare that the company management is firmly determined to do its best for stabilizing NEK's financial condition.