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PLACEMENT OF SHARES OF PRYSMIAN S.P.A.
UniCredit S.p.A. ("UniCredit") announces the launch of the placing of 15,583,144 ordinary shares of Prysmian S.p.A. equal to approximately 7.4% of the share capital of Prysmian S.p.A.. These shares represent the entire stake held by Flint Investments BV in Prysmian S.p.A.
Such placing will be carried out by UniCredit Corporate & Investment Banking (UniCredit Bank AG - Milan Branch) acting as Global Coordinator and Sole Bookrunner through an accelerated bookbuilding offer made solely to institutional investors in Italy and elsewhere outside the US.
UniCredit will provide the market with information on the placing results upon completion.
Milan, 20 April 2011
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This announcement and the offer when made are only addressed to and directed, in member states of the European Economic Area which have implemented the Prospectus Directive (each, a "relevant member state"), at persons who are "qualified investors" within the meaning of Article 2(1)(e) of the Prospectus Directive (Directive 2003/71/EC) and pursuant to the relevant implementing rules and regulations adopted by each relevant member state ("Qualified Investors").
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