Pirelli & C. SpA: death of Honorary Chairman Leopoldo Pirelli

Milan, 23 January 2007 - Pirelli & C. SpA communicates that Leopoldo Pirelli, Honorary Chairman of the Company, died this afternoon at his home in Portofino at the age of 81. The Chairman of Pirelli & C. SpA, Marco Tronchetti Provera, Vice Chairmen Alberto Pirelli and Carlo Alessandro Puri Negri, together with the members of the Board of Directors, the management and all the employees of the Pirelli Group, mourn the passing of a man who dedicated all his life to the development of the Company, contributing in a determined way to creating a corporate culture and a culture of industrial relations that have become a patrimony for the nation and a model of reference in Italy and worldwide.