Italy’s Atlantia SpA trades at four-year low as country moves to revoke its toll-road license

Georgeta Gheorghe 20/08/2018 | 15:03

Italian holding company operating toll motorways and airports Atlantia SpA traded at a four-year low after the country moved to revoke the country’s toll-highway operating concessions after the Genoa bridge disaster last week.

The company’s stock fell as much as 10 percent. Today it was down 8.6 percent at EUR 17.68, the lowest on a closing-price basis since October 2014.

After the August 14 highway bridge collapse, which killed 43, the Rome-based builder lost about a quarter of its value. Its recent valuation is EUR 14,6 million.

The company, owned by the Benetton family, offered EUR 500 million in initial funding to help victims of the Genoa bridge disaster. The fund will also be used to support the region in repairing damaged road and rail links.

According to the company’s CEO, Giovanni Castellucci, a plan to rebuild the collapsed bridge in eight months could start today.

According to Bloomberg, the compensation offer is meant to build good will for the Benettons, who are trying to avoid the potential loss of the lucrative toll-road concession.




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