Hydra S.p.A. strengthens its ownership in Datalogic S.p.A.

Bologna, 22nd October 2008 - Hydra S.p.A., parent company of Datalogic S.p.A. with a holding equal to 68,8%, hereby informs that on 15th and 17th October it purchased n. 641.612 shares, equal to approximately 1,10% of Datalogic S.p.A.'s share capital by means of an off-market transaction. 

As a result of the transactions, Hydra S.p.A. has strengthened and consolidated its holding in the company and therefore today owns a total of n. 40.866.294 shares, equal to 69,92% of Datalogic S.p.A.'s share capital. 

Yet again, Hydra has confirmed its trust in the Company and in particular Datalogic S.p.A.'s ability to create value.