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Bologna, 20th December 2016 - Datalogic S.p.A. (Borsa Italiana S.p.A.: DAL), a company listed in the STAR Segment of the Italian Stock Exchange managed by Borsa Italiana S.p.A. (“Datalogic”), announces that during 2017 year, the following meetings of the Board of Directors are planned:
• 9 March 2017 (draft financial statement as of December 31st 2016);
• 12 May 2017 (2017 First Quarter Report);
• 3 August 2017 (2017 First Half Report);
• 13 November 2017 (2017 Third Quarter Report).
The general shareholders meeting to be held, among the others, for approving the annual financial report as of 31st of December 2016 is planned for May 4th, 2017.
Legislative Decree No. 25/2016, which transposes Directive 2013/50/EC (implementing amendments to Directive 2004/109/EC - the “Transparency Directive”), removed the obligation upon listed issuers in Italyto publish their interim reports and granted CONSOB the option to require such issuers to publish “additional periodic financial disclosure”. In this respect, CONSOB added the new Article 82-ter to the Issuer’s Regulation, to be applied from January 2, 2017, which expressly permits issuers to continue to communicate to the market - entirely on a voluntary basis - “additional periodic financial disclosure” to the annual and half-year reports, in compliance with the principles and application criteria set out by the provision in question. With particular regard to issuers trading on the STAR segment of the MTA market managed by Borsa Italiana S.p.A., it is noted that the Borsa Regulation (on which Datalogic is listed) however establishes specific and further requirements in terms of disclosure, liquidity and corporate governance. In particular, Article 2.2.3., paragraph 3 of the Borsa Regulation requires STAR issuers, like Datalogic, to make available to the market their interim reports within forty-five days from the conclusion of the first, third and fourth quarters of the year, while the above-stated issuers are exempted from publication of the fourth quarter report where they make available to the market their annual financial report, together with the other documents required by Article 154-ter, first paragraph of Legislative Decree No. 58/1998 (“TUF”), within ninety days from year-end.With notice No. 7587 of April 21, 2016, Borsa Italiana S.p.A. clarified that Article 2.2.3., paragraph 3, will continue to be applied to STAR issuers. Consequently, Datalogic will continue to make available to the market their interim reports, as has occurred to date, making particular reference to the provisions of Article 154-ter, paragraph 5 of the TUF in force prior to transposition of Directive 2013/50/EC. In addition, Datalogic is required to comply with the principles and application criteria indicated by the new Article 82-ter of the Issuer’s Regulation.