Milano, 22 March 2006

Today, Banca Intesa launched on the international markets a 750 million euro bond issue under its Medium Term Notes programme.

It is a seven-year, Senior, floating rate Euro Medium Term Notes issue with a quarterly coupon of three-month Euribor plus 17.5 basis points.

The re-offer price is 99.904%.

Considering that it was re-offered below par, the total discount margin for the investor is three-month Euribor plus 19 basis points.

Settlement is due on 11th April 2006.

The bond is not offered to the Italian retail market; it is distributed to international institutional investors and financial institutions. It will be listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange and, as usual, traded in the Over-the-Counter.

Banca Caboto, ABN Amro and Royal Bank of Scotland act as lead managers for the placement of the bond.

The ratings assigned to Banca Intesa’s senior long-term debt are: A1 by Moody’s, A+ by Standard & Poor’s and A+ by Fitch.

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