The UniCredit Board of Directors today co-opted, upon proposal of the Corporate Governance, HR and Nomination Committee, Mr. Mohamed Ali Al Fahim as Company Director.
Mr. Mohamed Ali Al Fahim is currently Responsible for the Finance Division of the International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC), an investment company fully owned by the Abu Dhabi Government and which controls Aabar, among UniCredit's major shareholders. He is also Board Member of some companies belonging to the IPIC Group or in which IPIC owns shareholdings,such as EDP (Energia de Portugal SA), Aabar Investments, Arabtec Holdings and First Energy Bank. His curriculum vitae is available on the UniCredit website (www.unicreditgroup.eu).
The Board of Directors proceeded to verify whether the independence requirements were being met by the above mentioned Director, who stated that he did not fall under any of the situations described in Sec. 148 sub-section 3 of the Legislative Decree no. 58 of 24 February 1998 and in Sec. 3 of the Corporate Governance Code and that therefore he isqualifiable as Independent Director pursuant to the above-mentioned provisions.
The Board of Directors, again upon proposal of the Corporate Governance HR and Nomination Committee, also appointed the Board Member Luca Cordero di Montezemolo as Company Deputy Chairman.
Milan, October 18, 2012