Alessandro Benetton buys Benetton Group shares reaching a total of 160,500

Ponzano, 2 October 2008 - Alessandro Benetton, Executive Deputy Chairman of Benetton Group, yesterday purchased 45,500 Benetton shares, bringing the overall number of shares directly or indirectly owned by him to a total of 160,500, with a current value of over one million euros.

"In the current difficult context of the international financial markets, even emotive reactions are inevitable. I think that at this particular juncture it is essential to take into account the solidity of the Group's foundations and trust in our assets and in the strategy of development and innovation we are energetically pursuing, with tangible results."
This document includes forward-looking statements, relative to future events and income and financial results of the Benetton Group. These forecasts, by their nature, include an element of risk and uncertainty, since they depend on the outcome of future events and developments. The actual results may differ even quite significantly from those stated due to a multiplicity of factors.


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