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UniCredit will attend Earth Hour



In accordance with its commitment to the field of sustainable development, UniCredit will participate, on March 26th, in the global mobilization event of the association by switching off the light in some of its buildings for an hour

UniCredit will attend again this year "Earth Hour", a global event of the WWF which will be held on March 26th with the objective of generating awareness amongst individuals, institutions and companies on the problem of climate change.

Forty seven UniCredit representative buildings in Europe will switch off their lights for 60 minutes, starting at 8.30 pm local time, in order to symbolically bear witness to the commitment of the Group in combating climate change and to highlight the importance of reducing greenhouse gasses emissions. UniCredit also promoted the Earth Hour message through its internal communication channels by calling over 161,000 employees to participate in the event.


This is one of the initiatives promoted in recent years in the environmental field, with activities ranging from measures for energy efficiency, the utilization of renewable energy sources within headquarters and branch offices, and the inventorying of Group emissions. In accordance with this policy, UniCredit has selected the WWF in order to generate "symbolic visibility" of its awareness of the responsibility which financial groups have with respect to major environmental themes and sustainable development.


"UniCredit is increasingly convinced of the strategic importance of combining economic growth with the rational use of natural resources", declared Paolo Fiorentino, UniCredit Chief Operating Officer. "Our relationship with WWF has been ongoing for more than two years and during this period we have worked to integrate sustainability within our business. We have jointly worked to create the first inventory of our Group's greenhouse gas emissions, with the objective of reducing them by 15% in 2012 and 30% in 2020".


Earth Hour, a global mobilization event against climate change organized by the WWF on Saturday March 26th, will cover 24 time zones (8.30 pm in Italy) with the lights of cities, symbolic monuments, institutions, companies, and houses across the world turned off. The objective for this year is to go "beyond the hour", committing citizens across the world to adopt responsible energy behaviors during day to day life in order to protect the planet against climate change.



Rome, March 25th 2011



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UniCredit buildings which will switch off their lights during "Earth Hour":


COUNTRY                                                                                              PALAZZO

Italy                                                                                                Milano Bodio
Italy                                                                                                Milano Cologno Monzese
Italy                                                                                                Genova Via Dante 1
Italy                                                                                                Bologna Via del Lavoro
Italy                                                                                                Reggio Emilia Via Rivoluzione di ottobre 16
Italy                                                                                                Roma Via Tupini
Italy                                                                                                Roma Fochetti
Italy                                                                                                Palermo  Magliocco
Italy                                                                                                Palermo Ruggero Settimo 42
Germany                                                                                       Munich  Kardinal Faulhaber Strasse 1
Germany                                                                                       Munich  HypoHochhaus  Arabellastrasse 12
Germany                                                                                       Munich  Kardinal Faulhaber Strasse 14
Germany                                                                                       Nuremberg Lorenzer Platz 21
Germany                                                                                        Hamburg Nagelsweg 49
Austria                                                                                            Vienna  Lassallestrasse 1 (ZP1)
Austria                                                                                            Vienna  Lassallestrasse 5 (ZP5)
Austria                                                                                            Vienna  Julius Tandler Platz (TZ)
Austria                                                                                            Vienna  Schottengasse 6 (SG6)
Austria                                                                                            Vienna  Hohenstaufengasse 6 (HO6)
Austria                                                                                            Vienna Danube Tower 252 m (TD)
Serbia                                                                                         Belgrade Rajiceva 27-29 (city centre) - roof top logo
Slovakia                                                                             Bratislava Šancová street 1/A in - logos and illuminationsBulgaria                                                                             

Sofia                                                                                   Central building - 7, Sveta Nedelya square
Bulgaria                                                                              Sofia Aksakov - 8, Aksakov steet
Bulgaria                                                                              Sofia Ivan Vazov - 1, Ivan Vazov str.
Bulgaria                                                                              Sofia Kaloyan - 3, Kaloyan str.
Bulgaria                                                                               Ruse Ruse flagship - 5, Sveta troitza square
Bulgaria                                                                                Varna Varna flagship - 1, Petko Karavelov str.
Bulgaria                                                                                Burgas Burgas flagship - 22, Aleksandrovska str.
Bulgaria                                                                              Stara Zagora   Stara Zagora - 126, Simeon Veliki Bld.
Bulgaria                                                                               Plovdiv Plovdiv flagship - 4, Ivan Vazov str.
Czech Rep.                                                                        Prague Prague Náměstí republiky 3a
Hungary                                                                              Budapest, Szabadság square 5-6.
Romania                                                                             Bucharest Nicolae Caramfil Street, 25
Russia                                                                                 Moscow, Prechistenskaya emb., 9
Russia                                                                                  Moscow, Boutikovsky lane, 9
Russia                                                                                 Moscow, B.Dmitrovka street, 5/6
Russia                                                                                 Moscow, 1-st Kazachy lane, 9/1
Russia                                                                                  Moscow, Zubovsky blv, 29
Russia                                                                                   Moscow, B.Nikitskaya street, 15/1
Russia                                                                                   Moscow, Krasnaya Presnya street, 21
Russia                                                                                   Moscow, Podsosensky lane, 3
Russia                                                                                   Saint Petersburg, Fontanka emb., 2/48
Russia                                                                                   Samara, Chapayevskaya street, 178
Russia                                                                                   Volgograd, Novorossiyskaya street, 11
Russia                                                                                   Krasnodar, Krasnoarmeyskaya street, 64/1
Russia                                                                                    Novosibirsk, M.Gorkogo street, 53