Shearman And Sterling

News June 23, 2015

Shearman & Sterling Advises the Underwriters on Rights Issue of Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena S.p.A.

Shearman & Sterling advised the underwriters, led by UBS Limited, Citigroup Global Markets Limited, Goldman Sachs International and Mediobanca – Banca di Credito Finanziario S.p.A., in connection with Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena S.p.A.’s (“BMPS”) capital increase of approximately €3 billion through a rights offering comprising the issuance of 2,547,771,200 ordinary shares.

The proceeds of the offering will be applied to strengthen the regulatory capital structure of BMPS following the European Central Bank’s Comprehensive Assessment and Asset Quality Review. The proceeds have also been used to repay in full the €1.071 billion nominal amount of outstanding New Financial Instruments held by the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance.

Founded in 1472, BMPS is considered to be the oldest bank in the world and is one of the leading banking institutions in Italy with 2,185 branches serving 5.3 million retail and corporate customers. 

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