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Milan, July 8, 2014 – Following the press release published on July 7, 2014, Fondo Strategico Italiano Spa (FSI) and Cassa depositi e prestiti Spa (CDP) announce that FSI has completed the aggregate sale of no. 29,777,535 ordinary shares of Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A., equal to 1.913% of its share capital.
Merrill Lynch International acted as sole bookrunner.
The offering, carried out through an accelerated bookbuilding addressed to Italian and foreign institutional investors, was priced at Euro 15.70 per share, resulting in aggregate proceeds of EUR 467.5 million.
With this offering, FSI has completed the activities related to its interest in Assicurazioni Generali. The aggregate return of the investment is in excess of 30%, or EUR 276.6 million, of which EUR 45.4 million from dividends and EUR 231.2 from capital gains, which will be attributed to FSI shareholders (CDP, Fintecna and Banca d’Italia) on the basis of the agreement dated December 19, 2012.
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