Communication pursuant to Article 85-bis of Consob Resolution 11971/1999, as subsequently amended
Verona, 9 December 2014
The operation of share capital increase for an amount of € 499,378,740,00, of which € 146,876,100 as share premium, through the issue of No. 117,500,880 ordinary shares with par value of a € 3.00 each, due to a ratio of 21 new shares every 10 shares held, was resolved by the Board of Directors on 18 September and 6 November 2014, in execution of the mandate granted, pursuant to Article 2443 of the Italian Civil Code, by the extraordinary General Meeting of 30 April 2011.
During the option period, which started on 10 November 2014 and ended on 27 November 2014, both inclusive, No. 55,684,220 rights were exercised for the subscription of No. 116,936,862 new shares, for an overall amount of € 496,981,663.50. Pursuant to Article 2441, paragraph 3, of the Italian Civil Code, during the first trading session of 1 December 2014, No. 268,580 unexercised rights (the “Unexercised Rights”), which entitled to the subscription of No. 564,018 New Shares, for an overall amount of € 2,397,076.50, were offered in the stock Exchange by Cattolica (The “Stock Exchange Offer”).
The Unexercised rights were all sold during the first trading session of the Stock Exchange Offer, which took place on 1 December 2014 and, subsequently, exercised by 4 December 2014.
With respect to the above, it should be noted that the attestation required by the Article 2444, paragraph 2, of the Italian Civil Code, was filed today with Verona Company Register.