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Amplifon S.p.A.: The Shareholders’ Meeting has approved financial statements
as of December 31st, 2008.

Authorization for the buyback and/or disposal of treasury shares approved.

New members of the Board of Statutory Auditors appointed.


Milan, April 22nd, 2009 – Today the Shareholders’ Meeting of Amplifon S.p.A. approved the
financial statements as of December 31st, 2008 and resolved on the following:

Authorization for the buyback and/or disposal of treasury shares

The Shareholders’ Meeting approved a new buyback programme for a period of 18 months as of
the date of the resolution, for up to a maximum 12,942,000 ordinary shares with a nominal value of
€ 0.02 per share (equal to 6.52% of the current share capital) to be purchased at a price not 5%
above or below the official stock price recorded by the Italian Stock Exchange on the day prior to
each single purchase.

The Shareholders’ Meeting also approved the disposal of all or part of the treasury shares by the
company, for an unlimited period, to be sold at a price which is not 10% above or below the official
stock price recorded by the Italian Stock Exchange on the day prior to each single sale.

At the same time, the Shareholders cancelled the existing programme for the buyback and/or
disposal of treasury shares approved on April 29th, 2008 and expiring in October 2009.

Appointment of the Board of Statutory Auditors

Lastly the Shareholders’ Meeting, pursuant to Article 23 of the Articles of Incorporation and in
accordance with the only list presented by the shareholder Ampliter N.V., owner of 61.30% of the
share capital, appointed the new Board of Statutory Auditors for the three year period 2009-2011.

The new Board of Statutory Auditors is comprised as follows:

Giuseppe Levi           Standing auditor (Chairman)
Mauro Coazzoli          Standing auditor
Gabriele Pesaresi       Standing auditor
Gianluca De Vecchi      Alternate auditor
Nicola Maria Frangi     Alternate auditor
The curricula vitae of the auditors can be found in the Investor Relations section of the company’s
corporate website (www.amplifon.com).


Amplifon, listed on the Milan Stock Exchange as from June 27th, 2001 and part of the STAR segment as from
September 10th, 2008, is leader worldwide in the distribution and fitting of hearing aids and related services.


Through a network of over 3.000 points of sale and 3.500 service centres, Amplifon is active in Italy, the
UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Hungary, Egypt and North America (USA
and Canada).




For more information, contact:

Investor Relations:                                             Media Relations:
Amplifon S.p.A.                                                 Barabino & Partners
Anjelika Chiltsyna                                              Claudio Cosetti
Tel +39 02 5747 2454                                            c.cosetti@barabino.it
Fax +39 02 5740 9427                                            Leonardo Auricchio
anjelika.chiltsyna@amplifon.com                                 l.auricchio@barabino.it
                                                                Tel. +39 02 72 02 35 35

								
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