Rome, 30 May 2014 - FS Italiane: Michele Mario Elia appointed as new Chief Executive Officer

The new Board of Directors of the Italian State Railways, held today under the chairmanship of Professor Marcello Messori, unanimously appointed Michele Mario Elia as Chief Executive Officer.

Upon the request of the shareholder, Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane has entrusted to the President the role of coordinating the supervisory activities, as well as, in alignment with the Chief Executive Officer, the definition of strategies in light of the increasing challenges determined by the liberalization process of services and infrastructure. The Chairman is also responsible of keeping momentum behind initiatives related to possible future privatization.

The Board expressed its best wishes to the new leadership for achieving their goals.