Closing of sale of Mondadori France to Reworld Media

Arnoldo Mondadori Editore S.p.A. announces the finalization today of the sale of its subsidiary Mondadori France S.A.S. to Reworld Media S.A. in execution of the agreement signed and disclosed to the market last 19 April.

Following this transaction, the Mondadori Group completes a further phase on the path of strategic repositioning, with increased focus on the Books Area and the development of new areas of business.

The consideration from the transaction amounts to € 70 million (cash free/debt free), plus an earn-out of € 5 million, according to the terms disclosed last 24 July.

Concurrent to the completion of the sale of Mondadori France, Arnoldo Mondadori Editore S.p.A. today repaid in full the Credit Line B of € 100 million, stipulated on 22 December 2017 with a pool of three banks (Banca Popolare di Milano S.p.A., Intesa San Paolo S.p.A. and Unicredit S.p.A.) as part of the loan agreement expiring in December 2022.