MILAN, 1 August 2012 – Internazionale Holding S.r.l.
announces that today it has reached an agreement which envisages the
acquisition of a stake in F.C. Internazionale S.p.A. by a group of Chinese
investors. The Moratti Family will keep the control of the Company while the
group of Chinese investors will became the second largest shareholder.
At the same time China Railway
15th Bureau Group Co., Ltd., a company controlled by China Railway Construction
Corporation, and F.C. Internazionale S.p.A. have started a joint effort for the
construction of a new proprietary stadium expected to be completed by 2017. In the upcoming months the parties will jointly select the
potentially suitable locations, define the project team and start the filing
process to obtain the required authorizations.
To ensure that the new
investors are fairly represented in the Company governance, Ms Kamchi Li, Mr
Kenneth Huang and Mr Fabrizio Rindi will become members of the board of directors
starting from next October.
F.C. Internazionale welcomes
the new shareholders and is proud to give start to this new phase of the
corporate life of the club, aimed at expanding its presence in the Asian
markets to raise new resources for the enhancement of its international future
development and winning perspectives.
Internazionale Holding S.r.l.
and F.C. Internazionale S.p.A. have been assisted by Four Partners Advisory SIM
S.p.A. and Lazard & Co. S.r.l. as financial advisers and by Cleary Gottlieb
Steen & Hamilton LLP as legal adviser.
The counterparty and China Railway 15th Bureau Group Co., Ltd. have been
assisted by Gallipos AG and UBS AG as financial advisers and by Studio Legale
Associato Negri-Clementi as legal adviser.