Finmeccanica statement

With reference to the precautionary measure issued today by the Judge for the Preliminary Investigations at the Court of Naples towards Mr. Paolo Pozzessere, and to the alleged payment of bribes by the Finmeccanica Group to obtain three contracts, with a total value of EUR 180 million, signed in 2010 by SELEX Sistemi Integrati, Telespazio Argentina and AgustaWestland with the Government of Panama, the Finmeccanica Group clarifies that:

  • Finmeccanica and its companies have not paid any form of compensation for mediation connected with the above mentioned contracts;
  • Mr Pozzessere stood aside, in September 2011, as Commercial Director of the Finmeccanica Group and to date has never received any notice of investigation. Mr Pozzessere has since been assigned a role by Finmeccanica in Russia, as part of industrial activities relating to partnerships in the regional aircraft and defence electronic sectors in the country.

Roma 23/10/2012