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INTESA SANPAOLO LAUNCHES A SEVEN-YEAR BENCHMARK OBBLIGAZIONI BANCARIE GARANTITE BACKED BY PUBLIC SECTOR
ASSETS OF €2 BILLION

Torino, Milano, 15 April 2010 – Today, Intesa Sanpaolo has launched a €2 billion Obbligazioni Bancarie Garantite (OBG) issue targeted at the Euro market.

It is a seven-year, fixed rate issue under the €10 billion OBG Programme backed by public sector assets assigned by the wholly owned subsidiary Banca Infrastrutture Innovazione e Sviluppo.

The coupon, payable annually in arrears on 28 April of each year from and including 28 April 2011 up to the maturity date, is equal to 3.25%.

The re-offer price is 99.342%.

Considering that it was re-offered below par, the yield to maturity is 3.357% per annum and the total spread for the investor is equal to the 7-year mid swap rate plus 50 basis points.

Settlement is due on or about 28 April 2010.

Minimum denomination of the bond issue is €50 thousand and multiple thereof.

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 Over-the-counter.

Banca IMI, Barclays Capital, Deutsche Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland and Société Générale CIB acted as joint lead managers for the placement of the bond.


This communication does not constitute an offer or an invitation to subscribe for or purchase any securities.  The securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933 (as amended) (the "Securities Act").  The securities may not be offered, sold or delivered within the United States or to “U.S. persons” (as defined in Regulation S under the Securities Act) as part of their initial offering.  The securities may be initially offered and sold only outside the United States in reliance on Regulation S under the Securities Act and subsequent resales may be made only in accordance with applicable law. Copies of this announcement are not being made and may not be distributed or sent into the United States, Canada, Australia or Japan.

This communication is being distributed to and is directed only at (i) persons who are outside the United Kingdom or (ii) persons who are investment professionals within the meaning of Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the “Order”) and (iii) high net worth entities, and other persons to whom it may lawfully be communicated, falling within Article 49(2) (a) to (d) of the Order (all such persons together being referred to as “relevant persons”). Any investment activity to which this communication relates will only be available to and will only be engaged with, relevant persons. Any person who is not a relevant person should not act or rely on this document or any of its contents.

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