THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF “BANCO DESIO” RESOLVES TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL TO SHAREHOLDERS FOR PAYMENT OF AN EXTRAORDINARY DIVIDEND
Considering positive operating performance, further strengthened by the significant economic and financial effects of the sale of a 29.9% stake in Anima Sgr (with the sale of a 22.1% share to BPM perfected on July 10, 2007, for the price of €107,439,150), the Board of Directors of Banco di Desio e della Brianza SpA has decided to submit a proposal to shareholders to pay an extraordinary dividend through distribution of available reserves.
The proposal, which will be submitted for the approval of the General Meeting called for September 28, 2007 (with a second call for the next day), provides for the payment of a gross per share dividend of Euro 0.14325 for the 117,000,000 common shares and Euro 0.1725 for the 13,202,000 non-convertible savings shares, in compliance with the provisions of the Corporate By-Laws.
The proposal provides that the total disbursement for the extraordinary dividend, in the amount of Euro 19,037,595, shall be taken from existing available reserves and paid out beginning on October 11, 2007 (ex dividend date according to the Stock Market Calendar: October 8, 2007).
The Board of Directors' report to the Shareholders will be approved along with the Half-Year Report at June 30, 2007 and made public within fifteen days prior to the date of the Shareholders' Meeting.
The Board's proposal will be submitted for the opinion of the Board of Auditors and the outside Auditing Company.
Desio, July 12, 2007
BANCO DI DESIO E DELLA BRIANZA SPA