Milano, 28 March 2003

Banca Intesa has launched on the EuroMarket a bond of 600 million euro issued under its 10 billion euro Medium Term Notes programme.

This issue – which marks the return of Banca Intesa onto the international bond market of financial institutions – has already been fully appreciated in the pre-marketing period with requests significantly higher than the final issue amount.

The structure is a simple one: it is a five-year, Senior, floating rate Euro Medium Term Notes issue. The issuer will pay a quarterly coupon of three-month Euribor plus 22bp.

The issue price is 100.033%.

Payment is due on April 23rd.

The bond is offered to institutional investors and international financial institutions. It will be listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange and, as usual, traded Over-the-counter.

ABN AMRO, Caboto and Crédit Agricole Indosuez act as lead managers for the distribution of the bond on the EuroMarket. A small group was formed for international placement.