Fiat Industrial’s €2.2 Billion Debut Bond Offering

March 11, 2011

Cleary Gottlieb acted as Italian, U.S. and International counsel to issuer Fiat Industrial Finance Europe S.A. and guarantor Fiat Industrial S.p.A. in Fiat Industrial Finance Europe’s offering of € 1 billion guaranteed 5.25% notes due March 2015 and € 1.2 billion guaranteed 6.25% notes due March 2018. The notes were issued under Fiat Industrial’s €10 billion Reg S/Rule 144A Global Medium Term Note (GMTN) Programme and have been admitted to listing on the Irish Stock Exchange. The notes were priced on March 7, 2011 and the offer closed on March 11, 2011.

Cleary Gottlieb also represented Fiat Industrial and each of the eligible issuers under the Programme (Fiat Industrial Finance Europe S.A. and Fiat Industrial Finance North America, Inc.) in connection with the establishment of the programme in February.

This was the first debt offering by Fiat Industrial since its establishment in January 2011, following the demerger of the activities of Iveco, CNH and FPT Industrial from Fiat S.p.A. Through these three subsidiaries, Fiat Industrial engages in the manufacture and sale of trucks and commercial vehicles, agricultural and construction equipment and marine engines. Fiat Industrial Finance Europe is a finance vehicle wholly owned, indirectly, by Fiat Industrial S.p.A.