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Cassa depositi e prestiti S.p.A. (CDP) announces that - between 24 September 2012 and 9 October 2012 - it sold no. 58,255,250 shares of ENI S.p.A. (ENI), equal to 1.6% of ENI’s share capital, for a total amount of € 1.01 bln, ending up the sale of 3.3% of the ENI shares. As a result of these transactions, CDP’s equity interest in ENI decreased to 936,179,478 shares, equal to 25.76 % of ENI’s share capital.
The average daily volumes sold by CDP over the period were 19.0% of total daily volumes exchanged in the Borsa Italiana market. Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Limited (Credit Suisse) acted as the intermediary in this transaction.
Together with the no. 61,744,750 ENI shares already sold through open market transactions in the period between 7 August 2012 and 13 September 2012 (as announced on September 13, 2012), CDP sold on the market from August 7, 2012 up to the date of this announcement an aggregate amount of no. 120,000,000 ENI shares, approximately equal to 3.3% of ENI’s share capital, for a total amount above of € 2,106 million, at a weighted average price of € 17.55256, above the market average price in the same period, equal to € 17.54489.
For the entire sale CDP paid a fee of approximately €164 thousand, approximately equal to 0.008% of the countervalue.
This sale of ENI shares completes the disposal by CDP of ENI shares in the amount envisaged in the press release dated May 30, 2012.
Rome, 9 October 2012
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