Temporary prohibition of short selling: Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena S.p.A.

The Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) notifies that it temporarily prohibits short selling in the following instrument under Articles 23 (1) and 26 (4) of Regulation (EU) No 236/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 March 2012. This follows a decision made by another EU Competent Authority.

Details of the Financial Instrument concerned: Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena S.p.A. (ISIN: IT0005092165).

This measure is effective immediately on 12 January 2016 until the end of the trading day of 12 January 2016.

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