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Datalogic (Star: DAL.MI): Successful conclusion of offer of option rights for capital increase to service PSC acquisition

Subscription of a total of 3,441,130 ordinary shares, for a value of some € 76 million, equivalent to 99.29% of newly issued shares. Unopted rights number 88,350 in total and will be offered on the MTAX market of Milan Bourse from January 17th to 23rd


Bologna, 12th January 2006
- January 9th 2006 marked the successful conclusion of the period of offer of option rights to shareholders for 3,465,868 Datalogic ordinary shares concerning the capital increase of € 76.6 million approved by the Extraordinary Shareholders' Meeting held on December 2nd 2005.

During the period of offer of rights options to shareholders, a total of 3,441,130 ordinary shares of Datalogic SpA were subscribed, for an overall value of some € 76 million, accounting for 99.29% of total newly issued shares offered.

At the end of the offer period, 88,350 option rights valid for subscription of a total of 24,738 new ordinary shares had not been exercised.

In compliance with the provisions of Article 2441, paragraph 3, of the Italian Civil Code, Datalogic SpA will offer unopted rights, on behalf of Ersel SIM via UBS, on the MTAX market of Milan Bourse during the trading sessions of January 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, and 23rd.

During the first session all rights will be offered. In subsequent sessions any rights not placed during the previous sessions will be offered.

Unopted rights will be put at purchasers' disposal c/o Monte Titoli SpA (the Italian central securities depository and operator of securities clearing and settlement services) and can be used to subscribe new Datalogic ordinary shares with a par value of € 2.08 each, normal entitlement, at the price of € 22.10 per share, at a ratio of 7 new shares for every 25 rights owned.

As part of the operation, Tamburi & Associati has promised that, if shareholders do not fully subscribe the capital increase, unopted rights will be fully subscribed by the firm or by third parties identified by the firm.

The new shares must be subscribed at Monte Titoli SpA, via the relevant depositaries, by and not later than January 25th 2006, on pain of lapse.

The Prospectus concerning the capital increase is available to anyone who asks for it at the registered headquarters of Datalogic SpA and c/o Borsa Italiana SpA and Monte Titoli SpA. The Prospectus is also available via accessing of the Datalogic website.