APRILIA: FUNDING GRANTED
May 6 2004. Aprilia Press Release: Aprilia is pleased to announce to have reached the business financing agreement with the pool of Banks with whom the issue was under discussion in the last few weeks. Interbanca and Caretti & Associati supported Aprilia in the negotiation process.

The agreement grants new credit lines for a total amount of 30 millions Euro and the renewal of the effectiveness of the existing ones.

With this new deal the global amount of credit lines granted to the company is around 180 millions Euro.

As a result of this agreement, Aprilia will be able to resume the production at full speed and satisfy the high demand of bikes coming from the market approaching to its main important part of the season.

Aprilia is the second largest European manufacturer of scooters and motorbikes with a range of products that covers 50 cc mopeds and 1000cc super bikes. This positive outcome of the deal plan will enable Aprilia to concentrate on the industrial plan and continue its growth by exploiting its extraordinary know-how and brand popularity.

The industrial plan will have a first step of reorganization that will enable cost saving and more operational efficiency. Followed by a second step inviting inward investors either financial or industrial to assure the necessary resources to support the growth of prestigious brands of Aprilia, Moto Guzzi and Laverda.