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Donation of €100 million to Italian Civil Protection for Coronavirus emergency

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Intesa Sanpaolo has signed a Protocol of Collaboration with the Department of Civil Protection and with the Extraordinary Commissioner for the Coronavirus Emergency, to administer Intesa Sanpaolo’s donation of €100 million to help contain and fight the COVID-19 virus.

Intesa Sanpaolo’s direct support aims to significantly strengthen the National Healthcare System’s response to today’s emergency as well as those of the future.

Adding 2,500 new intensive care beds is one of the first planned interventions.

Italy must rapidly and significantly strengthen medical facilities throughout the country to face this sudden and unprecedented health emergency. Putting our financial strength to work and supporting this need is the reason for Intesa Sanpaolo’s donation of €100 million. This has always been our vocation: to be an element of strength for the communities of which we are part and for the whole of Italy.

 

The current challenge is an opportunity for our country to bring out the best in itself; the response of our doctors, nurses and health workers is applauded by international authorities and needs our support. I am certain that, once we are beyond this emergency, Italy will relaunch with new energy and a greater awareness of the role it can play on a global level.

 

Carlo Messina, CEO of Intesa Sanpaolo

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