During “Sustainability Day” on January 23, 2012, Pirelli signed the voluntary agreement with the Ministry of Environment and Protection of Territory and the Sea to reduce the climate impact of activities related to production and use of its tyres. The agreement envisages a commitment to reduce specific emissions of CO2 by 15% and water uptake by over 50% by 2015.

The agreement testifies to the company’s commitment, which uses its own technologies to develop production systems and products that can guarantee a reduction in environmental impact, quality and safety for consumers. These elements allow Pirelli constantly to improve its efficiency, with major economic benefits, and to exploit an additional competitive advantage on international markets, especially those where these characteristics are imposed by law and appreciated by consumers. The agreement is one of the various actions taken by Pirelli to limit environmental impact. In 2011, these actions led the Group to reduce its energy consumption by 6% from 2010, accompanied by a 20% reduction in specific water uptake. In aggregate, the measures taken by PIRELLI since 2009 have allowed it to reduce its water consumption by 2 million cubic metres every year, with 5% less CO2 emissions than in 2009.

On January 31, 2012 the Special General Meeting of Savings Shareholders of PIRELLI & C. S.p.A. assembled on the third call and chose Professor Giuseppe Niccolini as their common representative for the 2012, 2013 and 2014 financial years. Giuseppe Niccolini replaces Mr Giovanni Pecorella.

On February 29, 2012 PIRELLI & C. S.p.A. and Russian Technologies finalised the transaction for transfer of the Voronezh tyre plant by the Sibur petrochemical group to the joint venture between PIRELLI and Russian Technologies.

This transaction follows the transfer by Sibur of the Kirov tyre plant last December. The joint venture has invested a total of euro 222 million for transfer of the assets, and additional investments of euro 200 million are planned between 2012 and 2014 for improvement of the production sites and business development. It is estimated that the joint venture will have revenue of about euro 300 million in 2012 and over euro 500 million in 2014.

The Voronezh plant will concentrate its activity on high performance tyres, with annual output of 2 million units in 2012, set to rise to 4 million units in 2014, while production at Kirov, already at 6.5 million units per year, will remain unchanged, with more than 60% of the total output being converted to the Pirelli brand.

On March 1, 2012 the PIRELLI Board of Directors co-opted Giuseppe Vita, in replacement of Enrico Tommaso Cucchiani, who resigned as Director on December 16, 2011, and Manuela Soffientini, who replaced Francesco Profumo, who resigned as Director on November 16, 2011.