Rome 18 February 2010 – Acea SpA today signed the documentation for the issue of a ¥20 billion 15-year bond. At the same time, the bond, denominated in Japanese yen, was hedged in the amount of about €160 million, thereby eliminating the foreign exchange and interest rate risk for the company.

The bond will be subscribed in full by a single investor and will pay a fixed rate equal to the 15-year mid swap rate + 123 bps.