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Capital and Shareholders

Prysmian's share capital amounts to Euro 21,672,092.20, consisting of 216,720,922 ordinary shares with a nominal value of Euro 0.1.

Capital and Shareholding Structure as of 31 December 2014

At 31 December 2014, the share capital of Prysmian S.p.A. amounted to Euro 21,671,397.70, comprising 216,712,397 ordinary shares with a nominal value of Euro 0.10 each. The ownership structure at this date is shown below.

The ownership structure by geographical area confirms the predominant presence of US and British investors, who at the end of 2014 accounted for around 45% of the capital held by institutional investors. They were followed by Italian institutional investors with 16% and by the French with 11%, both higher than the previous year. The proportion of Asian investors was stable.

Approximately 71% of the share capital held by institutional investors is represented by investment funds with Value, Growth or GARP strategies, therefore focused on a medium to long-term investment horizon. The proportion of investors adopting an Index investment strategy, based on the principal stock indexes, was stable compared with the prior year as was the share of Private Equity fund investors, represented by a single Italian fund with a long-term investment horizon and one of the Company's shareholders for several years.