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Leonardo to Acquire a 25.1% stake in HENSOLDT AG for approx. € 606 Million

Issue 106

24th April, Leonardo has entered into a definitive agreement with Square Lux Holding II S.à r.l., a portfolio company controlled by funds advised by Kohlberg Kravis & Roberts & Co. L.P., to purchase a 25.1% stake in HENSOLDT AG ("HENSOLDT") for a cash consideration of approx. € 606 million or € 23 per share. HENSOLDT is a leading European player in the field of sensor solutions for defense and security applications, with an expanding portfolio in cyber security, data management and robotics. As a result of the stake purchase, Leonardo will become the largest shareholder of HENSOLDT alongside Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) which is 80% owned by the Federal Republic of Germany. KfW agreed to acquire a 25.1% stake in HENSOLDT in March 2021.