Milano, 18 October 2005

Banca Intesa communicates that it purchased from Deutsche Bank AG, London – following the bookbuilding offering launched today by the latter and destined for institutional investors – 13,416,561 RCS MediaGroup SpA ordinary shares, corresponding to approximately 1.8% of the company’s ordinary share capital, for an overall countervalue of approximately €58 million. The settlement of the transaction will take place on October 21st 2005.

The above-mentioned shares will be entirely vested in the RCS MediaGroup SpA Block and Consultative Shareholder Syndicate Pact.

As a result of this transaction, Banca Intesa’s stake in the RCS MediaGroup SpA ordinary share capital vested in the Shareholder Syndicate Pact will be equal to approximately 4.77%, with an average carrying value per share equal to €3.76.


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