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Re: Ducati would consider a merger with Harley-Davidson? Really?



Press release requested by Consob

Bologna, July 10th, 2007 - As per Consobís request and in the light of the recent increase of
Ducatiís stock and the news reported by the press, the Company affirms that no contact is
being made with any third party regarding a potential M&A strategic agreement.
Furthermore, Ducati confirms that it is currently focused on the review of strategic and
operative plans for a further relaunch of its operations which will be presented to the market
by the end of the year.

Founded in 1926, Ducati builds racing-inspired motorcycles characterized by unique engine features, innovative
design, advanced engineering and overall technical excellence. The Company produces motorcycles in seven
market segments which vary in their technical and design features and intended customers: Superbike,
Supersport, Monster, Sport Touring, Multistrada SportClassic and the new Hypermotard. The Companyís
motorcycles are sold in more than 60 countries worldwide, with a primary focus in the Western European, Japan
and North American markets. Ducati has won fourteen of the last sixteen World Superbike Championship titles
and more individual victories than the competition put together. Since 2003 Ducati has also been taking part in
the MotoGP World Championship. For more information about the Company, please visit our web site at

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.

For further information, please contact:

Paolo Poma
Director Investor Relations
Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A.
Via Cavalieri Ducati, 3
Bologna 40132, Italy
e-mail: [email protected]
Main Tel: +39 051 6413111
Direct Tel: +39 051 6413213
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