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- Results of the Third Placement of the 4 year BTP Italia – First Communication

Press release N° 145 of 10/18/2012

The Ministry of Economy and Finance announces the placement result of the third BTP Italia, the new four-year government bond indexed to Italian inflation (FOI index, ex-tobacco - Indice dei prezzi al consumo per le famiglie di operai e impiegati al netto dei tabacchi).

For the bond, with first accrual date 22nd of October 2012 maturing on the 22nd of October 2016, the definitive annual (real) coupon rate is set at 2.55%, paid on a semi-annual basis. The settlement date coincides with the first accrual date.

The amount issued has been of 18,017.975 million Euros and it coincides with the total turnover of valid purchase contracts concluded at par on the MOT (the Borsa Italiana’s screen-based market for securities and government bonds) through Monte dei Paschi di Siena Capital Services Banca per le Imprese S.p.A e UniCredit Bank A.G. during the placement period, which started on the 15th of October and ended today. The number of contracts concluded on the MOT during the same placement period  has been of 186.698.

Details regarding the demand composition will follow in the next press release of the Ministry, that will be released tomorrow.

The information contained herein is not for publication or distribution, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States of America.  The materials do not constitute an offer of securities for sale in the United States.  The securities discussed herein have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “US Securities Act”) and the securities may not be offered or sold in the United States of America absent registration or an exemption from registration as provided in the U.S. Securities Act, and the rules and regulations thereunder.  No public offering of securities is being or will be made in the United States of America.  Accordingly, the securities are being offered, sold or delivered only to persons outside the United States in offshore transactions in reliance on Regulation S under the US Securities Act.

Rome 10/18/2012