Ducati Motor Holding Director Increases Ducati Stake to

Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A. (NYSE: DMH; Borsa Italiana S.p.A.: DMH), a leading manufacturer of high performance motorcycles, today announced Giorgio Seragnoli, a member of Ducati's Board of Directors, has increased his equity stake in the Company to 2.0%. Mr. Seragnoli, 44, has been a member of the Board of Directors since October 1998 and is a distinguished member of the Bologna business community. Federico Minoli, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "We are very pleased by Giorgio Seragnoli's commitment to Ducati and feel that his investment underscores his faith in our initiatives and corporate strategy. His business experience and guidance will continue to be an asset as we execute our plans for growth." Since 1982, Mr. Seragnoli has been Vice President and Managing Director of G.D. SpA, a manufacturer of rolling and packaging machines used in the tobacco industry. He currently also serves on the Boards of 21 Investimenti SpA, Mediaset SpA, CAER SpA and Fideuram Bank SpA. 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, Monster 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. For more information about the Company, please visit their web site at http://www.Ducati.com. This press release contains statements that are forward- looking and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated, as described in the Company's prospectus dated March 23, 1999. ots Original Text Service: Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A. Internet: http://www.newsaktuell.de Contact: Investors: Lynn Morgen, Carolyn Capaccio, Teresa Kollappallil, Morgen-Walke Associates, (USA) 212-850-5600 Jean-Francois Carminati, Caroline Bruel, Catherine Juillard 33-1-47-03-6810; or Media: Michael McMullan, Stacy Roth, Morgen-Walke Associates (USA) 212-850-5600; Madeleine Resener, 33-1-47-03-6810; Jason M. Jacobs, Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A., 39-051-6413-222 Web site: http://www.Ducati.com

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