Sace, Intesa Sanpaolo and a pool of financial institutions support Italpreziosi’s growth: ?? 40 million loans contracted with the guarantee of Garanzia Italia

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SACE, INTESA SANPAOLO AND A POOL OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS ARE SUPPORTING THE GROWTH OF ITALPREZIOSI: 40 MILLION EUROS OF LION-LOAN CONTRACTED WITH THE GARANZIA ITALIA GUARANTEE

  • The loan was taken out by Intesa Sanpaolo, as Agent Bank and Sace Agent, with Banca MPS, Banco BPM, BNL Gruppo BNP Paribas, BPER Banca, Cassa Centrale Banca, Cassa Depositi e Prestiti and Unicredit

Arezzo, December 3, 2021Italpreziosi – one of the world’s leading producers, traders and distributors of precious metals, bullion and investment gold – signed a loan totaling 40 million euros to support the Group’s future growth. The financial institutions involved in the operation were Intesa Sanpaolo (IMI Corporate & Investment Banking Division), who acted as Agent Bank and Sace Agent, Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, BPM bank, BNL Gruppo BNP Paribas, BPER Banca, Cassa Centrale Banca, Cassa Depositi e Prestiti and UniCredit.

The loan, for a period of 3 years, is backed by Garanzia Italia by SACE – the instrument provided for by the liquidity decree to support Italian companies during the Covid-19 emergency – and aims to support Italpreziosi’s growth and development plan.

Ivana Ciabatti, CEO of Italpreziosi: “This financing transaction, taking into account the current general contraction in the supply of raw materials, will allow the Company to support its development and growth strategy, with a positive impact on the community, and in particular on the gold district and Argentiferous in Arezzo, which, together with its counterparts in Vicenza and Valenza, is a leading center for the manufacture of jewelry. The support of leading financial institutions will allow us to pursue our strategic objectives more quickly, both at the international level and in the various national constituencies, thus contributing to the growth and to the economic and social support of the sector in a full direction. sustainable.

The different phases of the agreement were developed and managed by Italpreziosi’s internal team, confirming the strong structural efficiency of the company.

“Thanks to Garanzia Italia, we are enabling Italian companies to obtain the liquidity they need to face the economic and financial repercussions of the pandemic, but also to support future business investment plans,” commented Dario Liguti, Director of Underwriting of SACE. “With this transaction, we confirm our role as an institution supporting the first Italian companies like Italpreziosi, leader in an important sector for the Italian economy and one of the first to be affected by the global rise in the prices of raw materials.

Intesa Sanpaolo has always accompanied and supported the development of Italian companies both nationally and internationally, commented Michele sorrentino,

Head of the Italy network at IMI Corporate & Investment Banking Intesa Sanpaolo

Division. The transaction with Italpreziosi – one of the leading companies in the gold and silver sector – confirms our continued support for a strategic sector of Italian products and our focus on the communities and industrial districts of our country, the driving force of the Italian economy. “

According to findings based on Federorafi data by the Confindustria Moda Study Center, in the first half of 2021, gold exports rebounded strongly from the same period of 2020 (while remaining in negative territory), showing considerable growth both in quantity (+ 16.2%) and in value (+ 49.3%) compared to the “pre-Covid” situation of 2019. Among the main target countries, the strongest performances during the six months of 2021 compared to the same period in 2020 were exports to the United States, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and Germany.

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ITALPREZIOSI is one of the main operators in the refining and trading of gold and precious metals (silver, platinum and palladium) in Italy and in the main international markets. Founded in 1984, the Arezzo company is active across the entire supply chain and is an essential partner of all operators in the sector: mines, professional traders, banks, jewelry manufacturers, industrial consumers and private investors. Italpreziosi operates in full respect of the principles of sustainability, pursuing the principles of the Paris Agreement and the United Nations 2030 Agenda, in order to eliminate CO2 emissions by 2050, to fight against change climate and improve energy efficiency and sustainability. A journey marked by a strong desire to promote a fairer, more harmonious future, respectful not only of the planet’s reserves, but also of human, economic and moral dignity. The Company uses the most advanced refining techniques to obtain gold, silver, platinum and palladium at the highest levels of purity, while respecting the highest ethical standards. Through its precious metals sales service, Italpreziosi supports clients and financial intermediaries in all phases of buying and selling gold, offering different types of investment: cast gold bars, cast bars, bars minted and bullion coins.

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SACE

SACE is the Italian Export Credit Agency specialized in supporting companies and the national economic fabric through a wide range of tools and solutions to support competitiveness in Italy and in the world. For more than forty years, SACE has been the benchmark partner for Italian companies that export and develop in foreign markets. It also supports the banking system to facilitate businesses’ access to credit with its financial guarantees, with a role reinforced by the exceptional measures provided for by the liquidity and simplification decrees. Recent measures

have, in fact, widened the mission of SACE beyond the traditional support to export and internationalization, adding important elements, in particular support for business investments in the domestic market and guarantees for green projects as part of the implementation of the Italian Green New Deal. Thus, SACE is also committed to promoting the development of the Italian economy. With a portfolio of insured operations and guaranteed investments of 156 billion euros, SACE serves more than 26,000 companies, in particular SMEs, supporting their growth in Italy and in around 200 foreign markets.

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About Intesa Sanpaolo

Intesa Sanpaolo is a wealth management and protection company, the leading Italian bank and one of the strongest and most profitable banking groups in Europe. It offers commercial banking, corporate investment, private banking, asset management and insurance services. The Intesa Sanpaolo group has approximately 13.5 million customers in Italy and 7.1 million customers abroad through commercial banking subsidiaries in 12 countries of Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, as well as an international network to support corporate clients in 25 countries. Intesa Sanpaolo is recognized as one of the most sustainable banks in the world and is committed to becoming a benchmark model in terms of sustainability and social and cultural responsibility. Intesa Sanpaolo supports major economic inclusion and poverty reduction projects, including a € 1.5 billion impact fund for loans to social groups who have difficulty accessing credit. The Group has a fund of 6 billion euros dedicated to the circular economy. The Group is also strongly involved in cultural initiatives in Italy and beyond, with the aim of preserving, promoting and sharing the historical and artistic heritage of Italy, also through permanent and temporary exhibitions hosted at the Gallerie d ‘ Italia, the Intesa Sanpaolo museums located in Milan, Naples, Vicenza and soon Turin.

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