Statement pursuant to Art. 2.6.2(8) of the Regulations for Markets Organized and Managed by Borsa Italyna S.p.A.

In respect of Art. 36 of Consob Regulation no. 16191 of 29 October 2007 on conditions for the listing of companies that control entities formed or governed under the laws of countries outside the European Union that are of material significance to the consolidated financial statements, we report that two companies fall under these provisions (HMSHost Corp. and Host International Inc.), that suitable procedures have been adopted to ensure total compliance with said rules, and that the conditions stated in Art. 36 have been satisfied.