Information document prepared in accordance with article 84 bis, paragraph 5, of Consob regulation 11971/1999 and subsequent amendments


The Board of Directors of Arnoldo Mondadori Editore S.p.A. passed a resolution today at the proposal of the Remuneration Committee to assign for the year 2010 the options related to the Stock Option Plan set up by the Shareholders’ Meeting on 29 April 2009, with a duration covering the three years 2009/2010/2011.

In particular, the Board decided on allocation of a total of 1,800,000 options relating to 19 total beneficiaries, with a relevant reduction compared to the 47 beneficiaries identified for assignments 2009.

The Plan is set up on annually assigning to beneficiaries personal and non-transferrable options for purchase of ordinary Mondadori shares held by the company as treasury shares – in the ratio of one share (regular dividend rights) for every option exercised – at an Exercise price corresponding to the arithmetic average of the reference prices of the Mondadori share recorded during the period starting from the assignment date of the options back to the same day of the previous calendar month. Exercise of the options is allowed exclusively all together and at once, in the strike periods subsequent to the start date of the thirty-six month vesting periods.

With specific reference to the option assignments resolved today by the Board of Directors for the year 2010, below is the information required under Article 84 bis, paragraph 5 of the CONSOB Regulation no. 11971/1999 and subsequent amendments (the “Issuers Regulation”).

The information is also be available at the Italian Stock Exchange, the headquarters of the company and on the site:, under the section Investor Relations.

The information is provided, where applicable, according to outline 7 of Attachment 3 A of the Issuers Regulation.

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