Press Release

Standard&Poor’s today announced it will maintain Finmeccanica’s investment grade status, while lowering its long-term credit rating from BBB/Negative Outlook to BBB-/ Negative Outlook and maintaining at A-3 its short term credit rating. Such action has been taken following the publication of the financial results of the Company and the review by the Agency of the restructuring and relaunch Plan presented to the financial community.

Finmeccanica’s investment grade status is based upon the successful implementation of the Group Plan, for which important actions have been already undertaken.

Rome 05/12/2011