Nachrichten June 13, 2016

Shearman & Sterling Advises Banco Popolare on Approximately €1 Billion Rights Offering

Shearman & Sterling acted as counsel to Banco Popolare – Società Cooperativa (Banco Popolare) in connection with its approximately €1 billion pending rights issue.

The offering by Banco Popolare of 465,581,304 new ordinary shares pursuant to transferable pre-emptive subscription rights granted to existing holders of its ordinary shares includes a retail offering in Italy and an offering outside the United States to certain institutional investors in reliance on Regulation S under the US Securities Act of 1933.

Banco Popolare intends to use the proceeds of the rights offering to strengthen the group’s capital structure as requested by the ECB in connection with the assessment of the proposed pending merger with Banca Popolare di Milano and, in any event, to improve the group’s regulatory capital.

The transaction represents the latest in a number of major recapitalization transactions launched by Italian financial institutions in recent years on which Shearman & Sterling acted as counsel.

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