20 October 2008, 12:00 pm

Following the resolution passed at the ordinary shareholders’ meeting of 1 April 2008 authorising the purchase of own shares, Ansaldo STS SpA on 13 October 2008 acquired a total of 88,500 ordinary Ansaldo STS SpA shares (corresponding to 0.0885 % of the share capital). These shares were acquired at a price of EUR 8.9695 per share net of commission. The mentioned shares were acquired to serve the management incentive plans approved by the Company. From beginning of the share buyback programme up to today Ansaldo STS S.p.A. totally acquired 280,000 ordinary Ansaldo STS SpA shares (corresponding to 0.28% of the share capital) for a value of about 2,430,141.15 Euro. The purchases were made on the regulated market in accordance with the limits indicated by the shareholders’ authorisation and applicable laws and regulations, including those set out in Regulation (EC) no. 2273/2003. Following the purchase hereby communicated Ansaldo STS S.p.A. totally owns n. 318,785 ordinary Ansaldo STS SpA shares, corresponding to 0.318785 % of the share capital.