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INTESA SANPAOLO COMMUNICATES THIRD WEEK RESULTS OF OWN ORDINARY SHARE PURCHASE PROGRAMME TO SERVE THE SHARE SWAP FOR ACQUISITION OF CONTROL OF CARIFIRENZE

Torino, Milano, 22 October 2007 - Last Friday, 19 October 2007, Intesa Sanpaolo concluded the third week of its purchase programme of own ordinary shares to serve the share swap for acquisition of control of Carifirenze. The programme had been authorised by shareholders at their meeting held on 2 October 2007 and disclosed in the press release of the same day. Details of purchases made are provided below, pursuant to art. 144 bis of Consob Resolution 11971/99 (“Regolamento Emittenti”, Issuer Regulations).

In the week from 15 to 19 October 2007, Intesa Sanpaolo totally purchased 75,359,075 Intesa Sanpaolo ordinary shares (approximately 0.64% of the ordinary share capital), for an overall countervalue of 405,095,371.60 euro through Banca IMI, responsible for the programme execution. From 3 October, the starting date of the programme, to 19 October 2007 Intesa Sanpaolo totally purchased 197,799,000 Intesa Sanpaolo ordinary shares (approximately 1.67% of the ordinary share capital), for an overall countervalue of 1,085,786,833.43 euro.

Purchase transactions were carried out in compliance with provisions set forth in articles 2357 and following of the Italian Civil Code and within the limits determined in the shareholders’ resolution. Pursuant to art. 132 of Consolidated Law on Finance (TUF) and art. 144 bis of the “Regolamento Emittenti”, the purchases were carried out on regulated markets according to the operating methods set forth in the regulations providing for the organisation and management of such markets. Moreover, the purchases were carried out in daily volumes not exceeding 25% of the average daily volume of the Intesa Sanpaolo ordinary shares traded in the month preceding the disclosure of the programme to the market (the daily average in September 2007 was 72.3 million shares), as set forth by Regulation EC n. 2273/2003.

Share purchases are detailed in the enclosure and summarised in the table below:

date 

number of ordinary
shares purchased

average purchase
price
(€)

countervalue (€)

15 October 2007

14,350,000

5.4233

 77,823,875.00

16 October 2007

11,999,125

5.3578

64,288,787.57

17 October 2007

17,350,000

5.3998

93,685,778.87

18 October 2007

13,579,975

5.3456

72,593,245.62

19 October 2007

18,079,975

5.3487

96,703,684.55

Total for the 3rd week

75,359,075

5.3755

405,095,371.60

Total for the 2nd week

77,509,950

5.5364

429,128,195.82

Total for the 1st week

44,929,975

5.5990

251,563,266.01

Total from 3 October

197,799,000

5.4893

1,085,786,833.43

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