Press release pursuant to article 70, paragraph 7, lett. c) of Consob Regulation no. 11971/99 (Regolamento Emittenti)
23 September 2021
In relation to the cross-border merger by absorption of UniCredit Bank Ireland Public Limited Company into UniCredit S.p.A., the resolution taken by the Board of Directors of UniCredit S.p.A. on September 21st 2021 resolving on the approval of the above transaction pursuant to Articles 2502 and 2505, paragraph 2 of the Italian Civil Code and article 23.3 of the Articles of Association, as registered in the Companies Register of Milano, Monza, Brianza and Lodi on 23 September 2021, has been made available to the public today pursuant to article 70, paragraph 7, lett. c) of Consob Regulation no. 11971/99. (Regolamento Emittenti).
This document has been also published on UniCredit S.p.A. web site within the section Governance, Corporate transactions, at the following address: https://www.unicreditgroup.eu as well as on the authorized storage mechanism "eMarket STORAGE" managed by Spafid Connect S.p.A. (www.emarketstorage.com).
Milan, 23 September 2021
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Update 2021 Financial Calendar
23 September 2021
UniCredit today announces that, as already communicated on 10 June 2021, the meeting of the Board of Directors to approve the Consolidated Quarterly Report as at 30.9.2021 will be held on Wednesday, 27 October 2021, instead of Wednesday, 10 November 2021.
The 3Q21 & 9M21 Group results presentation (publication and conference call) will be on Thursday, 28 October 2021 instead of Thursday, 11 November 2021.
The updated 2021 financial calendar is available on the website: www.unicreditgroup.eu/en.
Milan, 23 September 2021
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Ninth edition of the Concert for Milan
01 September 2021
On Sunday 12 September at 8.30 p.m., Filarmonica della Scala and Riccardo Chailly return to Piazza Duomo for a free concert in the heart of the city.
UniCredit - Main Partner of the Filarmonica della Scala since 2003 - is once again supporting the orchestra this year to offer a free symphonic concert that transforms the heart of Milan into an event hall under the stars.
Andrea Orcel, CEO of UniCredit, said: “Music, as well as art and culture, are at the heart of this country, and a fundamental part of Italy’s rich history and heritage. UniCredit is committed to championing this, increasing its accessibility to all, as we concretely showed through the launch of our new project to enhance our art collection. It is for this same reason that we continue to proudly support the Filarmonica della Scala orchestra as Main Partner since 2003. We are particularly pleased to be part of the concert in Milan’s Piazza Duomo, which has always been an incredible event for the community that is Milan.”
Maurizio Beretta, President of the Filarmonica della Scala, commented: "Over the years, the Concert for Milan has held symbolic value for the entire community bearing witness to the city's bond with its orchestra. The large number of participants and the level of the artistic offering make it an eagerly awaited event that brings music closer to an ever-wider audience, demonstrating Filarmonica della Scala’s continued cultural commitment with its constant activity in Italy and abroad".
As has become tradition, Riccardo Chailly will be on the podium conducting a program of musical tribute to Italy with masterpieces from the great composers. The concert opens with the famous Italian Symphony No. 4 in A major op. 90 by Mendelssohn, followed by the Italian Capriccio by Tchaikovsky and concluding with an excerpt from the ballet Romeo and Juliet by Prokofiev.
As in 2020, security requirements related to Covid-19 remain in place. The square will be set up with limited and spaced-out seating, organised in sectors with differentiated access. Access to the area is allowed only with the Green Pass.
The concert has free admission with compulsory booking from 6 September at 2.00 pm through www.ticketone.it.
UniCredit supports all the projects of the "Open Filarmonica" programme, which includes, in addition to the Concert for Milan, the cycle of open rehearsals for Milanese nonprofit organisations, the music education project for children "Sound, Music!" and scholarships for talented young musicians.
Milan, September 1, 2021
UniCredit named ‘Best Transaction Bank in Western Europe' at The Banker's 2021 Transaction Banking Awards
01 September 2021
Bank completes clean sweep of major Western European transaction banking awards, having also been recognised as ‘Western Europe’s Best Bank for Transaction Services’ in July’s Euromoney Awards for Excellence.
UniCredit has been named ‘Best Transaction Bank in Western Europe’ at The Banker’s 2021 Transaction Banking Awards – an accolade that sees the bank complete an impressive double of major transaction banking awards, having been recognised as ‘Western Europe’s Best Bank for Transaction Services’ at the Euromoney Awards for Excellence in July.
Judged by a panel of experts, The Banker’s Transaction Banking Awards single out the banks that have demonstrated a clear strategy and progress over the last year, as well as those that have gone above and beyond to serve clients and meet their evolving needs.
Commenting on the recent successes, Luca Corsini, UniCredit’s Head of Global Transaction Banking, commented: “Our clients lie at the heart of everything we do and as ever, we are dedicated to finding the best possible solutions to support them. Across the board, corporates have been looking to maximise liquidity and manage the complexities posed by the pandemic and we have risen capably to this demand – rolling out new cash management and open banking solutions to help them centralise their operations and optimise control.”
Turning to the theme of digitalisation, Corsini added: “Elsewhere, we have used both our own and our partners’ digital solutions – such as Trade Finance Gate and Trade Finance OCR – to lower the barriers to financing and risk mitigation, providing creative working capital solutions to help clients and their supply chains secure payments in a way that optimises balance sheet impact. Digitalisation will remain integral to how we shape the business moving forward.”
Indeed, these overarching sentiments were also echoed by The Banker’s independent judges: “We were impressed by UniCredit’s work to further the development of digital services for its clients, such as cash management solutions devised to support cash controls during the pandemic. The examples given helped to bring their importance to life.”
Notably, this year’s award marks the second time in three years that UniCredit has been crowned ‘Best Transaction Bank in Western Europe’ by the magazine – contributing to a burgeoning tradition of success in the region that also includes recognition as The Banker’s ‘Best Bank for Supply Chain Finance’ in 2020 and as the best global trade finance bank for customer service in Euromoney’s 2021 Trade Finance Survey.
Milan, 01 September, 2021
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UniCredit appoints Ilaria Dalla Riva as Head of People & Culture Italy
16 August 2021
UniCredit today announces Ilaria Dalla Riva as its Head of People & Culture Italy as of October 1, 2021. Ilaria will report directly to Annie Coleman, Group People & Culture Officer and to Niccolò Ubertalli, Head of Italy.
Annie Coleman, Group People & Culture Officer and Niccolò Ubertalli, Head of Italy, said: “We are delighted to welcome Ilaria Dalla Riva as UniCredit’s Head of People & Culture Italy. With great experience in the banking sector and at multinational companies, Ilaria brings with her proven leadership skills and strong expertise in human resources. Ilaria will play a crucial role in helping UniCredit Italy and its people grow further as we continue to build our bank together and we look forward to working with her”.
Please find in attachment the curriculum vitae of Ilaria Dalla Riva.
Milan, August 16, 2021