Stock option award

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As required by Article 84-bis of Consob resolution no. 11971/99 (Regulations for Issuers), notice is hereby given that as of today a total of 750,000 stock options were awarded to the heads of Mediobanca’s offices outside Italy from schemes adopted prior to 1 September 2007 (cf. table attached). The features of the instruments awarded are the same as those described in the press release issued on 17 September 2007 and available at