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Annual summary 2016
January
14.01.2016   La Repubblica celebrates its 40th birthday
February
01.02.2016   Manzoni (Espresso) awarded the advertising collection for Il Foglio
March
02.03.2016   Espresso and Itedi: agreement to integrate the two groups
15.03.2016 KOS: in Turin opening of a new Anni Azzurri nursing home “Cit Turin”  
April
29.04.2016 AGM: CIR returns to positive net income and to paying a dividend for the 1st time in 4 years
May
06.05.2016 Santo Stefano (KOS) inaugurates the “smart house” for the disabled
12.05.2016 Monica Mondardini made  “Chevalier dans l’ordre de la Légion d’Honneur”  
17.05.2016 CIR and F2i complete the purchase of 46.7% of KOS from Ardian
31.05.2016 Espresso: Messaggero Veneto celebrates its 70th anniversary
June
22.06.2016 CIR: Monica Mondardini wins the Family Business Award
30.06.2016 CIR: the group’s first Sustainability Report is available on-line
July
05.07.2016 Tommaso Cerno is the new editor of the weekly magazine L’Espresso
06.07.2016 Sogefi filters feature on eight of Europe's top ten selling cars
August
02.09.2016 Bahrain sovereign wealth fund invests in KOS
September
01.08.2016 Radio Capital (Espresso) celebrates its 20th anniversary
October
18.10.2016 Launch of ApoKOS, a joint venture in India between KOS and Apollo Hospitals 
31.10.2016   Espresso: sale of newspapers "Il Centro", "La Città di Salerno",  “Alto Adige" and “Trentino”
November
03.11.2016 Espresso: agreement to contract out "La Nuova Sardegna"

28.11.2016

Business Insider to launch in Italy in partnership with Espresso

December
01.12.2016  Monica Mondardini wins the ‘Rome Award’   
21.12.2016 CIR celebrates its first 40 years with a photo book 

Annual summary 2015
January
22.01.2015   Agreement reached by Gruppo Espresso and Discovery Italia for the sale of Deejay TV  
March
11.03.2015   Collaboration between “la Repubblica” and six European newspapers to create and exchange editorial content  
27.03.2015CIR's exit from Sorgenia completed  
April
27.04.2015Sogefi: Laurent Hebenstreit selected for the position of Chief Executive
June
05.06.2015Sogefi: Monica Mondardini appointed Chairman, Laurent Hebenstreit Chief Executive  
July
10.07.2015CIR: Court of Milan rules on Lodo Mondadori non-patrimonial damages   
20.07.2015  CIR: New responsive website goes live  
October
02.10.2015  L’Espresso is 60 years old   
06.10.2015    KOS:Inauguration of the group’s first care home in Turin  
November
25.11.2015  Ezio Mauro steps down as Editor of Repubblica. Espresso Board of Directors designates Mario Calabresi as new Editor  
26.11.2015  CIR: sale of interest in SEG (Swiss Education Group) for € 64.1 mln completed  

Annual summary 2014
January
11.01.2014 Negotiations begin between the shareholders and lending banks to restructure Sorgenia’s debt 
16.01.2014  Sogefi opens two new plants in Shanghai 
March
26.03.2014 Sogefi receives General Motors award as one of the best suppliers in 2013
April
09.04.2014  Espresso Group and TI Media: agreement to merge network operator activities 
28.04.2014Sogefi: agreement signed with the Milan Politecnico for research and development projects
June
03.06.2014  KOS reaches total of 70 healthcare facilities with acquisition in Emilia-Romagna
18.06.2014  Monica Mondardini awarded as “Italian Personality of the Year” by the French Embassy
30.06.2014TV: Espresso and TIMB launch “Persidera”, one of the main network operators in Italy
July
08.07.2014 

Sogefi announces the arrival of new lightweight springs on the market

18.07.2014Manzoni (Espresso) with other operators sets up concessionaire Gold 5
23.07.2014Agreement reached by shareholders-banks for debt restructuring and change of control for Sorgenia
25.07.2014Sogefi awarded contract to supply suspension systems for Chinese high-speed trains
August 
28.08.2014 Sogefi obtains first supply contract from Porsche

September 

08.09.2014  CIR: launches offer to buy back its 2024 bond 
15.09.2014 Sogefi’s lightweight springs make their debut with Audi  
October
01.10.14 Luigi Vicinanza is the new editor of the weekly magazine L’Espresso 
13.10.2014 

CIR: launches early repayment of 2024 bond

21.10.2014Sogefi: CEO Fiocchi leaves the company. Monica Mondardini Executive Vice Chairman

November

07.11.14  Espresso Group launches REinventures, a venture capital agreement to develop digital start-ups

Annual summary 2013
January
15.01.2013 Sogefi signs two medium-long term loan agreements for €215 mln 
February
11.02.2013  Gruppo Espresso acquires 51% of MYmovies.it from Messaggerie Italiane
March
07.03.2013  Sorgenia and Edison present protocol of self-regulation to combat unfair commercial practices
19.03.2013 Carlo De Benedetti & Figli Sapa: succession process completed 
April
29.04.2013Cir: Board appoints Rodolfo De Benedetti Chairmain and Monica Mondardini CEO
May
20.05.2013  Sogefi: private placement of bonds in the United States for approximately 115 mln €  
21.05.2013Sorgenia presents Bolletta Protetta, a free insurance policy which reimburses customers in cases of job loss or accident 
July
17.07.2013  Sorgenia: Andrea Mangoni appointed new CEO and Chairman
September
02.09.2013 Kos's international development continues with new contracts for the management of technologies in UK and India
17.09.2013  Lodo Mondadori: Court of Cassation confirms the compensation to Cir
October 
04.10.2013 Sogefi opens a new engine systems plant in Monterrey (Mexico) 
07.10.2013 Gruppo Espresso signs non-binding agreement with TI Media on integration of digital multiplexes 
November
12.11.2013 Cir: S&P raises outlook to positive
25.11.2013    Gruppo Espresso: the advertising concession holder Manzoni is 150 years old
December
18.12.2013  Sorgenia presents Business plan 2014-2020

Annual summary 2012
January
16.01.2012 Gruppo Espresso launches bond buyback
19.01.2012 Gruppo Espresso and Huffington Post Media Group announce the joint venture Huffington Post Italia
February
01.02.2012  Gruppo Espresso: Radio Deejay celebrates its 30th birthday
March
02.03.2012  Sogefi launches on the market the first suspension parts in composite material
May
15.05.2012  Sorgenia E&P presents Development Plan 2012-2017 
18.05.2012 Rodolfo De Benedetti receives an award for corporate governance in the sphere of the A. Lorenzetti awards
24.05.2012  Gruppo Espresso: Tax Commission rules partly against the group for events which took place in financial year 1991 
29.05.2012 Sorgenia: Lodi combined cycle power plant inaugurated
June
14.06.2012  Sorgenia E&P sells exploration license in the United Kingdom for over 77 million dollars
July
03.07.2012  Gruppo Espresso: Massimo Ghedini appointed CEO of Manzoni   
04.07.2012 Sogefi: two factories start operating in India
19.07.2012  Gruppo Espresso: Tax Commission suspends the May ruling
September
07.09.2012   Sogefi: Guglielmo Fiocchi new general manager
25.09.2012   Gruppo Espresso: radio m2o celebrates its 10th birthday
October
16.10.2012  Sorgenia: Service Quality Charter is launched
29.10.2012  Carlo De Benedetti completes the succession process in the group announcing that he is ceding control to his three sons without return consideration. Following this donation, at the 2013 Annual General Meeting of the Shareholders, Rodolfo De Benedetti will be elected executive chairman of CIR and Monica Mondardini will be appointed as chief executive
December
01.12.2012  Kos celebrates 10 years of business
03.12.2012  Sorgenia wins an Oscar for its Financial Statements in the non-listed company category
04.12.2012  Sorgenia and Edison: first self-regulation protocol signed to combat un fair commercial practices
Annual summary 2011

January

20.01.2011Sogefi: 40 million loan obtained from the EIB to fund innovation

February

21.02.2011

Sorgenia: first results in search for shale gas in Poland

28.02.2011

Sorgenia  presents the  Business Plan 2011-2016 to the financial community

May

12.05.2011Sorgenia Solar sells 19 MW of photovoltaic plants to the Terra Firma group

June

01.06.2011Sorgenia  and KKR to form joint-venture in wind energy sector in France
21.06.2011Sogefi  to acquire the automotive parts group Mark IV Systèmes Moteurs

July

09.07.2011

The Civil Court of Appeal on the Lodo Mondadori  sentences Fininvest to pay CIR the sum of 564 million euro as compensation for the damage suffered

25.07.2011Sorgenia Green is established  as a new company of the Sorgenia group wholly devoted to renewable sources.
26.07.2011

CIR: payment received in accordance with the Appeal ruling on the Mondadori case

29.07.2011

CIR: S&P raises outlook to stable and confirms the company’s long term credit rating of ‘BB’

October

11.10.2011Sorgenia enters residential sector
27.10.2011Gerardo Benuzzi appointed CIR general manager

November

02.11.2011Lodo Mondadori: Fininvest petition to the Court of Cassation against the ruling of the Court of Appeal
Annual summary 2010

January

28.01.2010KOS: new acquisition in the Marche region, more than 5,200 beds operational

February

22.02.2010Sorgenia: loan agreement signed for 70 million euro
23.02.2010Lodo Mondadori: Civil Appeal begins

March

03.03.2010KOS: two new acquisitions in Lombardy, more than 5,500 beds in operation
24.03.2010Sorgenia: extended from 2012 to 2015 the duration of two loans for a total of 805 million euro

June

22.06.2010Peugeot e Sorgenia: agreement for development of electric cars in Italy
30.06.2010Sogefi: car filter factory starts production in the United States

July

15.07.2010CIR: S&P confirms long term BB rating

September

02.09.2010Sogefi and Imperial Auto: joint-venture agreement signed for Indian market

October

28.10.2010CIR: agreement with AXA Private Equity for the development of KOS

November

29.11.2010Espresso: Manzoni to be the advertising company for “Il Tempo” newspaper

December

22.12.2010Manzoni (Espresso group) to be the advertising company for “Il Secolo XIX” newspaper
23.12.2010KOS : entry finalized of Axa Private Equity into the company’s capital
Annual summary 2009

February

09.02.2009Espresso: Fabio Vaccarono joins Manzoni as managing director of the advertising company

April

22.04.2009Espresso group: Carlo De Benedetti has been confirmed chairman and Monica Mondardini managing director
30.04.2009CIR: Board appoints Stefano Micossi as chairman. Shareholders appoint Carlo De Benedetti as honorary chairman

May

20.05.2009CIR: S&P revises long-term rating from BB+ to BB

June

17.06.2009

Sorgenia: VERBUND completes capital increase of 150 million euro

September

09.09.2009HSS : Giuseppe Vailati Venturi new chief executive

October

03.10.2009

Lodo Mondadori: the Milan Civil Court orders Fininvest to pay CIR 750 million euros in compensation for bribing a judge in the 1990s takeover battle. Fininvest appeals.

December

14.12.2009

Sorgenia: new agreements with consumers for conciliating disputes and increasing commercial transparency

18.12.2009Holding Sanità e Servizi (HSS) becomes KOS
22.12.2009

Lodo Mondadori:  the payment of the damage temporarily suspended pending the appeal ruling. CIR receives from Fininvest a bank guarantee