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UniCredit and the other main shareholders reach the agreement for the sale of 59.3% of the share capital of SIA

UniCredit, Intesa Sanpaolo, Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena e BNL have signed with Fondo Strategico Italiano, F2i SGR and Orizzonte SGR the agreements for the sale of 59.3% of SIA's share capital, of which 28.9% held by Intesa Sanpaolo Group, 20.1% by UniCredit, 5.8% by Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena and 4.5% by BNL.

 

The consideration has been determined on the basis of an equity value for the 100% of the share capital of SIA equal to Euro765 million.

 

As a result of the transaction, the acquirors will have the following shareholdings in SIA: Fondo Strategico Italiano 42.3%, F2i SGR 10.3%, Orizzonte SGR 6.7%. Intesa Sanpaolo and UniCredit will retain a 4% stake each, while Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena and BNL will sell their shares in full and the other existing shareholders will retain the remainder 32.7% of SIA's share capital.

 

Following the completion of the disposal, expected by the first half of 2014, UniCredit will book a positive net impact of approximately Eur 140 million on the consolidated Profit and Loss and of approximately 3 bps on Core Tier 1 (Basel 2.5) / Common Equity Tier 1 ratio (Basel 3).

 

The selling banks have been assisted by HSBC as financial advisor and by Pedersoli e Associati as legal advisor.

 

Closing of the transaction is subject to approval of the relevant authorities.