Successful closure of Aldeasa take-over bid

  • Acceptances were received for 12,874,319 shares or 61.31% of the share capital
Monday, April 18, 2005

Milan, 18 April 2005 - The take-over bid put in by the Autogrill Group (Milan: AGL IM) in agreement with Altadis S.A. (Madrid: ALT SM) through Retail Airport Finance S.L.U. (currently wholly owned by Autogrill España S.A.) for 100% (21,000,000 shares) of the share capital of Aldeasa S.A. (Madrid: ALD SM) at €36.57 per share has been successfully concluded. Pursuant to Real Decreto 1197, 26th July 1991 (art. 27, clause 2), the Spanish Stock Exchange Authority (Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores - CNMV) announced today that as of 14th April 2005, the bid’s closing date, acceptances had been received for 12,874,319 shares representing 61.31% of Aldeasa’s share capital.