Pirelli: agreement with Milan's Niguarda Hospital for cooperation project with the Hospital in Slatina

The initiative will allow for professional education for medical and nursing personnel from the Romanian hospital, to which Pirelli will donate equipment for diagnostics and emergency surgery

Milan, 10 December 2007 - Pirelli signed an agreement with the Niguarda Cà Granda Hospital of Milan and the Hospital of Slatina (Romania) for professional continuing education of Romanian medical and nursing personnel at the Milan hospital. In the context of this initiative, in addition, Pirelli will donate modern hospital equipment to the Slatina hospital for diagnostics and emergency surgery.

The professional training program will begin in January 2008 and will involve over the next three years approximately 70 doctors and nurses from the Romanian hospital, who will participate in theoretical and practical courses in the areas of Emergency Medical Care, Emergency Surgery, Intensive Care, Reanimation, Emergency Gynecology and Hospital Epidemiology, at the Niguarda Hospital. During the training period, hospital managers from Niguarda will go to Slatina to supervise activation of the new technologies and procedures in the Emergency Room and Emergency Care Department. Pirelli will donate to the project, over a three-year period, a contribution of about 500 thousand euros.

The agreement is part of a set of social initiatives undertaken by Pirelli in support of the community of Slatina, where the Group has built a large industrial pole dedicated to the manufacturing of high-performance tyres for Central and Eastern European markets.