Allocation of bonus share issue

Allocation of bonus share issue
17 July 2012

Verona, July 17th, 2012

On July 23rd, 2012 (detachment date), the bonus share capital increase of Cattolica Assicurazioni will take place, as resolved by the Shareholders’ Meeting held on April 21st, 2012, involving the allocation of one new share with dividends rights as from January 1st, 2012 for every twenty shares held.

The transaction envisages the issue of 2,704,431 new ordinary shares with a par value of € 3 each, involving partial use of the share premium reserve for € 8,113,293. The coupon representative of the allocation right is No. 21.

The new shares will benefit from the same rights as the shares currently in circulation and will be made available to those with the right to them via the authorised intermediaries who are members of Monte Titoli S.p.A. on the third business day after the detachment date. Therefore, as from July 23rd, Cattolica Assicurazioni shares will listed as “ex allocation”. The right to allocation is non-negotiable. In order to facilitate the transaction, Cattolica Assicurazioni has appointed Intermonte SIM S.p.A., an authorised intermediary, to handle any residual shares deriving from the allocation of the same.

Each intermediary may therefore take steps to offset these fractions, up to a maximum of 19.

The appointment granted to Intermonte SIM S.p.A. shall run from July 23rd, 2012 and end on September 30th, 2012. As a result of the execution of the bonus share capital increase, Cattolica Assicurazioni’s share capital will amount to € 170,379,138 represented by 56,793,046 ordinary shares with a par value of € 3 each.

Further information on the number and nature of the shares, the reasons and the details of the transaction can be obtained in the illustrative report drawn up for the Extraordinary Shareholders’ Meeting made available to the public and consultable on the Company’s website ( and that of Borsa Italiana.