Rome, 06 December 2013 - FS Italiane: second eurobond placed for an amount of eur 600 mio

Strong success for the second Eurobond issue by Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane (“FS”) under the outstanding Euro 4,5 bn EMTN programme.

FS (Issuer Rating: S&P’s: BBB; Fitch: BBB+)  took advantage of the favourable market conditions to launch a new bond with an 8-year maturity and an annual coupon of 3.5%

Thanks to the overwhelming demand of ca. Euro 1,6 bn the final size was fixed at Euro 600 million upsized from the initial target of Euro 500 million.

The proceeds of the bond will be used mainly for investments in railway infrastructure and rolling – stock as per Base Prospectus.

The final pricing was set at MS+180bp, inside the Initial Price Thoughts by 10bps, equivalent to minus 17bp through the referring government curve.

Barclays, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley,  Royal Bank of Scotland and UniCredit acted as Joint Bookrunners and Joint Lead Managers in the transaction.