|Leonardo Del Vecchio|
Milan (Italy), May 19, 2015 – Luxottica Group S.p.A. (MTA: LUX; NYSE: LUX) announces the grant of free treasury shares to the Group’s employees in Italy in honor of the 80th birthday of its Chairman and Founder, Mr. Leonardo Del Vecchio.
The Company specifies that this share award is a gift from the Founder, with a value of approximately Euro 9 million and an aggregate maximum amount of 140,000 Luxottica Group treasury shares to be distributed. Delfin S.à.r.l. will assume all costs and expenses of the share grant.
“A sincere thank you to the Group’s employees in Italy, those at the heart of Luxottica’s success. With this small gesture, I would like to show how important the employees are to me: I truly feel as if we are family” said the chairman Leonardo Del Vecchio.