Business outlook for the current year

The most significant events of the period under review include in particular the share capital increase, successfully completed in the first half of 2014 and described above in this Interim financial report. This transaction completed the events that characterized the Group’s governance during the previous year and that led to the merger between the former controlling company and now incorporated company Salini S.p.A. and the incorporating company  Impregilo S.p.A. and the consequent change of company name to Salini Impregilo S.p.A..

The above transactions, in addition to strengthening the Group’s financial position, will further improve its strategic position and competitive edge in its target markets over the medium term, consistent with the strategic guidelines and objectives of the 2014-2017 Industrial Plan.

At the end of the first nine months of 2014, a truly outstanding order portfolio, both in qualitative and quantitative terms, and a well-balanced financial structure, continue to be important growth and development factors that the support the directors’ expectation of results that will be in line with the guide lines announced to the market.