* It should be noted that Augusto S.p.A. 143,814,128 shares corresponding to 51.251% (of the total share capital of Aedes SIIQ S.p.A.), of which n. 103,562,589 ordinary shares (equal to 43.0872% of the total ordinary shares) and n. 40,251,539 special shares (equal to 100% of the total number of special shares).
On April 16, 2021, the Shareholder Augusto S.p.A., in the context of the update of the communication pursuant to art. 120 TUF following the completion of the capital increase in option, confirmed to Aedes SIIQ S.p.A. to be the legitimate owner of further n. 5,020,618 Aedes SIIQ SpA ordinary shares, equal to 2.0889% of the share capital consisting of the ordinary shares of Aedes SIIQ SpA, deposited on April 18, 2017 as collateral on the issue and subscription of the 2017 Bond Loan, not repaid at the expiry of the Loan , reason for which Augusto SpA has pleaded a serious breach and has not repaid the aforementioned Loan. implemented in England. In particular, Augusto reported that he is not yet able to know whether the aforementioned Aedes shares are deposited in other accounts, however attributable to the depositary or whether they have been, in whole or in part, sold to subjects connected to the depositary or definitively sold to third parties. of good faith. Augusto reported that he had started legal investigations also in England to be aware of what really happened. To date, Augusto has communicated that he is unable to exercise the rights relating to the aforementioned n. 5,020,618 Aedes ordinary shares, nor to have been able to exercise the related option rights on the occasion of the reported Aedes share capital increase concluded on 12 April 2021 and the described state of serious uncertainty remains regarding the recoverability of the availability of the same. In the event of effective recovery of the availability of these shares, Augusto would recover the ability to fully exercise the rights relating to his participation, without this resulting in an obligation to promote the takeover bid.