Call to Shareholders' Meeting.

11/15/2002 - 07:00 AM

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TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A.
Registered Office in Milan, Piazza degli Affari 2 - 
Corporate Headquarters and Secondary Office in Rome, Corso d´Italia 41
Capital stock Euro 4,023,367,318.30 fully paid in
Tax/VAT Code and Milan Company Register number no. 00471850016

CALL TO SHAREHOLDERS’ MEETING

All Shareholders holding ordinary shares are called to the Ordinary and Extraordinary Meeting to be held in Rozzano (Milan) in Via Toscana 3, on December 11, 2002 at 14.00 p.m. in first call, and - if necessary - in second call on December 12, 2002, at the same time and place, to discuss and vote on the following:                                         

AGENDA
Ordinary business1. Appointment of directors;2. Reclassification of reserves by means of transfers from the item “Miscellaneous reserves” to the item “Additional paid-in capital”, from the item “Additional paid-in capital” to the item “Legal reserve”, from the item “Legal reserve” to the item “Miscellaneous reserves”, simultaneously renamed “Miscellaneous reserves from profits”;3. Distribution of Miscellaneous reserves from profits up to a maximum of 1,000,000,000 euros.Extraordinary business4. Merger of TELECOM ITALIA LAB S.p.A. with TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A.; related and consequent resolutions.Holders of ordinary shares who have presented the special certification issued by an authorized intermediary in accordance with current regulations are eligible to attend the Meeting.In order to take part in the Meeting, Shareholders holding shares that have not yet been dematerialised must consign the shares in question to an authorized intermediary for them to be input into the centralized system of management with the consequent issue of the required certification.Documentation relative to the matter of business on the agenda is available from November 11, 2002 to the general public, according to the terms of the current laws, at the Company’s Registered Office in Milan, Piazza degli Affari 2 (since the building is undergoing renovation, the entrance is in Via Gaetano Negri 1) and in Rome at the Company’s Corporate Headquarters and Secondary Office, and also in Milan at the head office of Borsa Italiana S.p.A..Shareholders can also request a copy of such documentation.Documentation relating to the meeting are be available on the Company’s website: www.telecomitalia.it

                                      VOTE BY MAIL
Shareholders are reminded that, as stated in art. 21 of the corporate by-laws, the right to vote can also be exercised by mail in accordance with existing laws.The documentation for exercising the vote by mail is available from November 21, 2002 at the Company’s Registered Office and at the Company’s Corporate Headquarters and Secondary Office and can also be requested through authorized depositary agents.The envelope containing the ballot, the certification of the right to vote and the relevant documentation proving that the person signing the ballot has the right to do so should be sent to the following address:

TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A.
Corporate Affairs
Piazza degli Affari 2
20123 MILAN – ITALY

no later than forty-eight hours before the Meeting.Shareholders are reminded that the vote by mail cannot be made by a proxy and must be exercised directly by the holder of the right to vote.As usual, the owners of ADRs listed on the New York Stock Exchange and representing ordinary shares of Telecom Italia, must contact Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of New York (now JPMorgan Chase Bank), 60, Wall Street N.Y. 10260, issuer of said ADRs.               

On behalf of THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS THE CHAIRMAN (Dr. Marco TRONCHETTI PROVERA)

Shareholders are invited to arrive before the scheduled start of the Meeting in order to facilitate registration formalities. Registration of participants will begin at 12.30 p.m..The Registered Office and the Corporate Headquarters and Secondary Office will be open to the public - for consultation and/or consignment of the above-mentioned documentation - on weekdays, Monday through Friday, from 09.00 a.m. to 05.00 p.m..The present notice, published in the Official Gazette of the Italian Republic no. 263, part II, dated November 9, 2002, is also available on the Company’s website: www.telecomitalia.it