Notice to shareholders

05/26/2003 - 08:30 AM

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Registered Office in Milan,  Piazza degli Affari, 2
Corporate Headquarters in Rome, Corso d’Italia, 41
Fully paid-up share capital Euro 4,023,816,.860.80
Tax/VAT and Milan Company
Register number: 00471850016


Communication in accordance with Articles 83 and 84 of the Regulation
approved by CONSOB resolution 11971 of 14th May 1999
and subsequent modifications and integrations


NOTICE TO SHAREHOLDERS

We herewith inform you that the Shareholders Meeting held on May 24, 2003 has approved, among others, the Financial Statements of the Company for the year 2002 and has resolved to grant Shareholders an overall dividend calculated on the basis of the following amounts: 0.1768 euro for each ordinary share and 0.1878 euro for each savings share, inclusive of possible withholdings due by law.

The dividend will attribute to Shareholders:

·        a full tax credit usable without restriction, at a rate of 56.25% on the amount of 0.0459 euro for each ordinary share and of  0.0488 euro for each savings share (on the basis of Article 14 of Presidential Decree 917 of 22nd December 1986 and subsequent amendments);

·        no tax credit on the remaining amount of 0.1309 euro for each ordinary share and of 0.1390 euro for each savings share.

The dividend, which is represented by coupon no. 8 for both classes of shares, will be made available for payment through the authorized intermediaries as from June 26, 2003, with detachment date on June 23, 2003.


FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AS AT 31st DECEMBER 2002

As from today, all the financial documents for the year envisaged by Article 77 of Consob Resolution 11971/1999 and subsequent modifications and integrations have been deposited, and are available to the public, at the Registered Office in Milan and at the Corporate Headquarters and Secondary Office in Rome, as also at the offices of Borsa Italiana S.p.A. in Milan.

The minutes of the Shareholders Meeting will be made available to the public within May 31, 2003.

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Requests for clarifications or information may be made by dialing the following number + 39 011 4404900 or sending an e-mail to corporate.affairs@telecomitalia.it