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Publication of the lists of candidates for appointment as members


15/03/2010
DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS

Padova, 15 March 2010 – SAFILO GROUP S.p.A. informs that two lists of candidates for the appointment as members of the Board of Directors have been filed and published.

The Ordinary Shareholders' Meeting called to deliberate on the appointment of the Board of Directors will be held on 27th March 2010 at 12.00am in first call, or on 29th March at 12.00 am, in second call.

The lists have been presented respectively:

(i) jointly by the shareholder Multibrands Italy B.V., holder of a total of 423,114,893 ordinary shares of the Company, equal to 42.86% of the share capital with the right to vote in the Shareholders' Meeting and by the shareholder Roberto Vedovotto, holder of a total of 4,800,000 ordinary shares of the Company, equal to 0.49% of the share capital with the right to vote in the Shareholders' Meeting;

(ii) by the shareholder Only 3T. S.p.A., holder of a total of 113,853,160 ordinary shares of the Company, equal to 11.531% of the share capital with the right to vote in the Shareholders' Meeting.

The List n.1 has been presented jointly by Multibrands Italy B.V. and Roberto Vedovotto and it is composed of the following persons:

1. Melchert Frans Groot (born in The Hague, Netherlands, on October 22nd, 1959), today member of the Executive Board of HAL Holding N.V., member of the Supervisory Board of Pearle Europe B.V. and chairman of the Supervisory Board of GrandVision S.A.;

2. Jeffrey A Cole (born in Cleveland, Ohio (USA), on May 20th, 1941), President and Chief Executive Officer of Cole National Corporation from 1983 to 2003, today member of the Supervisory Board of Pearle Europe B.V.;

3. Marco Jesi (born in Milano, on October 12th, 1949), today Chairman of the Board of Directors of Limoni Profumerie S.p.A. and of Argenta S.p.A.. Previously Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Galbani S.p.A. and President of PepsiCo Europe;

4. Eugenio Razelli (born in Genova, on June 18th, 1950), today Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Magneti Marelli and Chairman of ANFIA;

5. Giovanni Ciserani (born in Verona, on July 8th, 1962), today President of Procter & Gamble Western Europe Operations;

6. Roberto Vedovotto (born in Bassano del Grappa (VI), on September 30th, 1965), today Chief Executive Officer of Safilo Group S.p.A.;

7. Robert P. van Heeren (born in Jakarta, Indonesia, on June 25th, 1974), today Investment Manager of HAL Investments BV.

Mr. Jeff Cole, Mr. Marco Jesi, Mr. Eugenio Razelli and Mr. Giovanni Ciserani stated they hold the requirements of independence in accordance with the provisions of Articles 148, paragraph 3, and 147 ter, paragraph 4, of T.U.F. (Italy's Financial Markets Consolidation Act) and in accordance with the Article 3 of the Corporate Governance Code promoted by Borsa Italiana S.p.A. and adopted by the Company.

The List n. 2 has been presented by Only 3T. S.p.A. and it is composed of the following persons:

1. Massimiliano Tabacchi (born in Padova, on October 10th, 1970), presently Executive Vice Chairman of Safilo Group S.p.A.;

2. Vittorio Tabacchi (born in Belluno, born on October 26th, 1939), presently Chairman of Safilo Group S.p.A.;

3. Carlalberto Corneliani (born in Mantova (MN) on October 31st, 1931), Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Corneliani S.p.A..

Mr. Carlalberto Corneliani stated he holds the requirements of independence in accordance with the provisions of Articles 147 ter, paragraph 4 and 148, paragraph 3 of T.U.F. (Italy's Financial Markets Consolidation Act) and in accordance with the Article 3 of the Corporate Governance Code promoted by Borsa Italiana S.p.A. and adopted by Safilo Group S.p.A..

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In observance of the terms provided for by the applicable regulation, all the lists, together with the curricula vitae of each candidate, have been deposited and made available to the public at the Company's registered office and at its secondary office, as well as at the Italian stock exchange, Borsa Italiana S.p.A., and on the Company's web site at www.safilo.com/en/investors.html.


The Safilo Group is worldwide leader in the premium eyewear sector and maintains a leadership position in the prescription, sunglasses, fashion and sports eyewear sectors. Present in the international market through exclusive distributors and more than 30 subsidiaries in primary markets (U.S.A., Europe and Far East). The main proprietary branded collections distributed are: Safilo, Carrera, Smith Optics, Oxydo, Blue Bay, and the licensed branded collections are: Alexander McQueen, A/X Armani Exchange, Balenciaga, Banana Republic, Bottega Veneta, BOSS by Hugo Boss, Diesel, 55DSL, Dior, Emporio Armani, Fossil, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, HUGO by Hugo Boss, J.Lo by Jennifer Lopez, Jimmy Choo, Juicy Couture, Kate Spade, Liz Claiborne, Marc Jacobs, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Max Mara, Max&Co., Nine West, Pierre Cardin, Saks Fifth Avenue, Valentino, Yves Saint Laurent and, starting from Fall 2010, Tommy Hilfiger.

This press release is also available on the website www.safilo.com


For further information:

Investor Relations
Barbara Ferrante
+39 049 6985766
www.safilo.com/en/investors.html

Safilo press office
Nicoletta Chinello
ph. +39 049.69.85.379

Community consulenza nella comunicazione
ph. +39 0422.416.111 - 02.89.40.42.31
Auro Palomba – Mob. +39 335.71.78.637
Giuliano Pasini – Mob. +39 335.60.85.019


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