(AGI) Rome, Dec 10 - The 2015 financial calendar was approvedby the Board of Directors of Italian oil and gas industrycontractor Saipem at an ordinary meeting on Wednesday. Thisincludes the dates of publication of the economic and financialresults examined by the Board and Shareholders' Assembly duringthe year: Feb. 16 2015: preliminary consolidated financialstatements as at Dec. 31 2014 and 2015 guidance; press releaseand conference call. Mar. 10 2015: Saipem Sp.A. consolidatedfinancial statement and draft consolidated balance sheet as atDec. 31 2014; press release. Apr. 27 2015: interim managementreport as at Mar. 31 2015; press release and conference call.July 28 2015: second-quarter results and six-monthly financialstatement as at June 30 2015; press release and conferencecall. Oct. 27 2015: interim management report as at Sept. 302015; press release and conference calls. The first and onlycall for the Ordinary Shareholders' Assembly to approve thebalance sheet as at Dec. 31 2014 will be for Apr. 30 2015. Anychanges to the above dates will be notified in good time. Inregard to recent press reports, Saipem confirms that, among theitems on the agenda, the Board has approved the analysis ofsome preliminary hypotheses for 2015 activities in the light ofpossible new market scenarios. Approval of the 2015 guidance,which will be shaped by the results of the analysis, isexpected to be carried out before the February meeting detailedin the 2015 financial calendar. In regard to the South Streamproject, following the notice of suspension of works, thecompany will update the market as soon as further informationis received from the client. (AGI) . .