Following approval by Intesa Sanpaolo’s Board of Directors of the offer that the Bank received from Intrum, Intesa Sanpaolo and Intrum today reached a binding agreement to form a strategic partnership in respect of non-performing loans (NPLs), involving the two transactions: the creation of a leading servicer in the Italian NPL market, through the integration of the Italian NPL platforms of Intesa Sanpaolo and Intrum and disposal and securitisation of a sizeable bad-loan portfolio of the Intesa Sanpaolo Group a landmark transaction for the Italian market amounting to Euro 10.8 billion of gross book value at a price in line with the carrying value already reckoned for the portion of the Group’s bad loans which has disposability features, taking into account the sale scenario.

The aforementioned transactions, which are subject to authorisations being received from the competent authorities, envisage a valuation of around Euro 0.5 billion for the servicing platform of Intesa Sanpaolo and around Euro 3.1 billion for the bad-loan portfolio to be securitised.

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