Filing of a public tender offer followed by a squeeze out for the shares issued by the company Elf Aquitaine

The following pages contain information relating to the public offer by TOTAL S.A. in France (the "Offer") on the shares of Elf Aquitaine.

The Offer is being made exclusively in France. The Offer is not subject to registration or visa outside France. Holders of Elf Aquitaine shares located outside France may not participate in the Offer, except if the laws and regulations of the jurisdiction to which such holders are subject allow such participation. Participation in the Offer and the distribution of materials regarding the Offer may be subject to restrictions outside France. The Offer is not directed at persons who are subject to such restrictions, neither directly, nor indirectly, and may not be accepted in any manner by a holder located in a country where the Offer is subject to such restrictions.

For regulatory reasons, access to information regarding the Offer is restricted. Persons that are residents of, or presently located in, the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, Canada and Japan, or are otherwise deemed to be a U.S person, are restricted from accessing the information on this website related to the Offer.

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