April 22 2004. Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A. (NYSE: DMH and Borsa Italiana S.p.A: DMH), the manufacturer of high performance motorcycles, in response to news recently published in the press, today confirmed - as it has done in the past - its interest in Moto Guzzi.

At the end of the due diligence process, Ducati will formally make an offer in the next few weeks.

Any additional information published in the press is without foundation.

Founded in 1926, Ducati builds racing-inspired motorcycles characterized by unique engine features, innovative design, advanced engineering and overall technical excellence. Ducati has won twelve of the last fourteen World Superbike Championship titles and more individual victories than the competition put together. The Company produces motorcycles in five market segments which vary in their technical and design features and intended customers: Superbike, Supersport, Monster, Sport Touring and Multistrada. The Company's motorcycles are sold in more than 40 countries worldwide, with a primary focus in the Western European and North American markets.

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