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Thursday, October 22, 2020 

Paolo dAmico, Executive President of dAmico Societ di Navigazione, is the new Chairman of Italian classification society Registro Italiano Navale (RINA), following his previous appointment as Vice Chairman and member of the Board of Directors.

Registro Italiano Navale is the majority shareholder (70%) of RINA SpA, thus of the RINA Group. The other RINA SpA shareholders are Naus SpA (27%) and the RINA management (3%). Registro Italiano Navale is a private undertaking, comparable to a trust. Its Board of Directors includes representatives of the key categories connected with the undertaking and with its subsidiaries.

The new Chairman, who will be in charge until 2023, was elected during the last Board meeting. D’Amico follows Gaspare Ciliberti, appointed President Emeritus in recognition of his valuable and unique contribution in this chair for more than 20 years. Luigi Merlo of Confcommercio will assist d’Amico as Vice Chairman. Flavio Bregant, Cristina Castellini e Vincenzo Petrone have been appointed as members of the Executive Committee. Roberto Cazzulo has been confirmed as Secretary General.

D'Amico’s business experience will support, as majority shareholder representative, RINA strategies and international growth, through significant investments in the digitalisation of its services across all industry sectors.

The new Chairman in his opening speech said: "Covid-19 has given momentum to some latent factors that require great competence and technological skills. Registro Italiano Navale has the primary goal to support RINA SpA in building the future, starting from some assets that have re-confirmed their importance during the pandemic emergency: environmental sustainability – in its widest meaning, including finance and governance – and digitalisation."

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