Mondadori Group: negotiations underway for the possible acquisition of De Agostini Scuola

With regard to the news reports published today, the Mondadori Group hereby informs that negotiations are underway for the acquisition of 100% of De Agostini Scuola S.p.A., a school textbooks publisher owned by De Agostini Editore S.p.A..

The ongoing process, which follows the acceptance of a binding offer, envisages the signing of the contract subject to the successful outcome of further important stages, such as the sharing between the parties of specific contractual terms being discussed and the positive completion of confirmatory due diligence activities by the Mondadori Group.

The transaction would be consistent with the repeatedly announced strategy of focusing on the core business of books, in which the Mondadori Group boasts a longstanding leadership in Trade and is one of the top school textbooks players.

Completion, if any, of the transaction will be promptly disclosed to the market and would be subject to the authorizations of law by the competent Antitrust authority.