Ducati Motor is Not in Talks with Harley Davidson

With reference to press stories of an interest by Harley Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HDI) to acquire Ducati Motor Holding SpA (NYSE: DMH; Borsa Italiana) Federico Minoli, Chairman and CEO of Ducati declared: "Neither Ducati nor its principal shareholder TPG have had any contacts with Harley Davidson concerning a possible acquisition of an interest in Ducati." Founded in 1926, Ducati builds racing-inspired motorcycles characterized by unique engine features, innovative design, advanced engineering and overall technical excellence. Ducati has won seven of the last nine World Superbike Championship titles and more individual victories than the competition put together. The Company produces motorcycles in four market segments which vary in their technical and design features and intended customers: Superbike, Supersport, Sport Naked and SportTouring. The company's motorcycles are sold in more than 40 countries worldwide, with a primary focus in the Western European and North American markets. ots Original Text Service: Ducati Motor Holdings S.p.A. Internet: http://www.newsaktuell.de Contact: Investors: Lynn Morgen, Carolyn Capaccio, Teresa Kollappallil, (USA) 212-850-5600, Herve Pauze, Caroline Bruel, Catherine Juillard, +33-1-47-03-6810, of Morgen-Walke Associates, Media: Michael McMullan, Stacy Roth, (USA) 212-850-5600, Marina Ezdiari or Madeleine Resener, +33-1-47-03-6810 of Morgen-Walke Associates, for Ducati; or Jason M. Jacobs of Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A., +39-051-6413-222 Web site: http://www.ducati.com


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