Milan, 30 January 2017
From today, FS Italiane will once again own 100% of Centostazioni.
The process of buying back the 40% holding owned by Archimede 1 (Save Group) was concluded with the return and transfer of the stock to FS Italiane.
The deal was closed in Milan in the presence of Renato Mazzoncini, CEO and General Manager of FS Italiane, and Monica Scarpa, President of Archimede 1 and CEO of Save.
The operation, authorised by the Italian Competition Authority (AGCM), was carried out by FS Italiane with a payment of 65.6 million euros.
Renato Mazzoncini commented that “For FS strategies this is a decisive step towards creating a network of Smart Stations, more than 600 stations managed by a single owner, which is destined to become the beating heart of a system of integrated mobility infrastructures and services, as set out in our 2017-2026 Business Plan”.
The stations will thus become intermodal hubs with bus terminals, parking lots, car rental, car/bike sharing and electric car charging points, capable of offering useful accessory services and new functions, from temporary office space to start-up incubators.