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Milan, 7 luglio 2014 – Fondo Strategico Italiano Spa (FSI) and Cassa depositi e prestiti Spa (CDP) announce that FSI, holding 4.482% of the share capital of Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A., has launched an accelerated bookbuilding, addressed to Italian and foreign institutional investors (including investors meeting the requirements of qualified institutional buyers in the United States pursuant to Rule 144A of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended), of no. 29,777,535 ordinary shares of Assicurazioni Generali, equal to 1.913% of its share capital. Remaining 40,000,000 ordinary shares held by FSI, equal to 2.569% of Assicurazioni Generali share capital, were subject to hedging transaction and related stock lending activity, as already announced.
Merrill Lynch International is acting as sole bookrunner.
Bookbuilding will commence immediately, though the right to close the books at any time is reserved. Final terms of the offering will be promptly communicated to the market.
The offering is carried out in the context of the agreement signed by Bank of Italy, Cassa depositi e prestiti Spa and Fondo Strategico Italiano Spa on 19 December 2012, through which FSI committed to sell its stake in Assicurazioni Generali to third parties, on market terms and conditions, within December 31, 2015.
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