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CAPITAL INCREASE OF UNICREDIT: OFFER ON THE ITALIAN STOCK EXCHANGE OF THE UNEXERCISED OPTION RIGHTS
Following the press release published on February 4, 2010, UniCredit S.p.A. announces that it will offer no less than 297,005,168 option rights (giving the right to subscribe to up to no less than 44,550,774 UniCredit ordinary shares) that were unexercised at the end of the subscription period. The option rights will be offered on the Mercato Telematico Azionario, the Italian screen-based trading system organised and managed by Borsa Italiana S.p.A., pursuant to Article 2441, third paragraph, of the Italian Civil Code, by UniCredit Bank A.G., Milan Branch during the trading sessions of February 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12, 2010.
The final number of option rights that will be offered will be made public by a separate notice to the market to be published in the following Italian newspapers: Il Sole 24 Ore, la Repubblica and Milano Finanza.
All unexercised option rights will be offered during the first trading session. Any remaining unexercised option rights following the first day of trading will then be offered in subsequent trading sessions.
The option rights will be made available to purchasers through authorised intermediaries holding accounts with Monte Titoli S.p.A. and will grant the right to subscribe for newly-issued UniCredit ordinary shares at a price of Euro 1.589 per share based on a subscription ratio of 3 new UniCredit ordinary shares for every 20 rights held.
New UniCredit shares must be subscribed for by no later than 15 February 2010.
Shares that have been subscribed for will then be made available through authorised intermediaries holding accounts with Monte Titoli S.p.A. within ten trading days following the last available date for exercising the option rights purchased during the offer on the Italian Stock Exchange.
The offer is underwritten by a syndicate led by BofA Merrill Lynch and UniCredit Bank A.G., Milan Branch as Joint Global Coordinators and Joint Bookrunners and composed by BofA Merrill Lynch together with Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs International, Mediobanca and UBS Investment Bank, acting as Joint Bookrunners and BNP PARIBAS, Nomura International Plc and Société Générale acting as Co-Lead Managers. The syndicate members have committed, severally and not jointly, vis-à-vis UniCredit to subscribe for any ordinary shares which will remain unsubscribed for at the end of the offer on the Italian Stock Exchange.
The Prospectus is available at the registered office of UniCredit S.p.A. at Via A. Specchi, 16, Rome; at the General Management Office of UniCredit S.p.A. at Piazza Cordusio, 2, Milan; at the registered offices of UniCredit CAIB Poland S.A. at Emilii Plater, 53, 00-113 Warsaw, Poland; at Centralny Dom Maklerski Pekao Spolka Akcyjma at ul. Wołoska, 18, 02-675, Warsaw, Poland; at Bank Pekao S.A. at ul. Grzybowska, 53/57, 00-950, Warsaw, Poland; at UniCredit Bank A.G., Arabellastr., 12, 81925 Munich; at Borsa Italiana at Piazza Affari, 6, Milan; on the Issuer's website at http://www.unicreditgroup.eu/; and on the website of the Warsaw Stock Exchange (Giełda Papierów Wartościowych w Warszawie S.A.) at http://www.gpw.com.pl.
Milan, 05 February 2010
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