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Intesa Sanpaolo Bank Albania

Presents Atalanta Football Camp
120 children will participate in the camp

Tirana, April 7, 2022 – Intesa Sanpaolo Bank Albania launches, for the first time, the organization of the Atalanta Football Camp in Albania, which will take place in Tirana on June 1-3, 2022 on the framework of activities organized for the “Italian Week – June 1-7, 2022”.

This sport event is intended for children aged 8 to 12 years and Intesa Sanpaolo Bank Albania is the main partner of this project together with the Intesa Sanpaolo International Subsidiary Banks Division.

The camp will provide 120 children from vulnerable families, clients and staff with a unique opportunity to learn about the skills, tricks and secrets to master this sport by working with the best Atalanta youth team coaches.

A press conference was organized today to present the Atalanta Football Junior Camp thanks to Marco Elio Rottigni - Chief of International Subsidiary Banks Division, Alessandro D’Oria - CEO of Intesa Sanpaolo Bank Albania, Romano Zanforlin - Marketing and Commercial Director of Atalanta, Stefano Bonaccorso - Coordinator of the Basic Activity of the Youth Sector and Rolando Bianchi – former football player and currently Technical Collaborator and Coach of the Strikers of the Youth Sector. During the conference two video messages were presented to the participants: one of Berat Djimsiti, National Albanian Football Team player and player of Atalanta B.C. as well as a video message of Luca Percassi, CEO of Atalanta B.C.  

"The Intesa Sanpaolo Group has always had a strong social vocation. Its long-term commitment to corporate social responsibility plays an important role in a country with strong and consolidated economic and social ties with Italy" said Marco Elio Rottigni, Chief of the International Subsidiary Banks Division of the Group. "The Group has been present in Albania since 2008 with Intesa Sanpaolo Bank Albania, one of the most important and innovative banks in the country. Thanks to such a position we are able to offer both to households and corporates financial services in accordance with the highest international standards, being also particularly glad to enrich our role of impact-bank, thanks to projects like this, expression of social cohesion and inclusion, especially when children are at the center of social attention and care.” 

Alessandro D’Oria stated: "Last December Intesa Sanpaolo Bank Albania received ‘The Banker Award’ as ‘Best Bank in the Community for 2021’; this award shows the continuous efforts of the Bank to support communities in Albania. These efforts will be ongoing and continue even in the future in line with the business plan. Intesa Sanpaolo Bank Albania has paved the way regarding several activities related to corporate social responsibility in the country and remains committed to promote and combine Italian and local values in the field of culture, art and sports, to mention a few. Atalanta Football Camp is the launching event as many others will follow in the areas of culture, environment and technology. It is my great pleasure that this year, which is my first year in Albania, we have the opportunity not only to launch such a sport event but also to add a socially responsible aspect to the whole project; thus continuing our collaboration with NGO Sanità di Frontiera and NGO SHIS Albania regarding the inclusion of children from vulnerable families and offering equal possibilities.”

Mr. Zanforlin stated the partnership between Atalanta and Intesa Sanpaolo and the satisfaction in arranging this project; while Mr. Bonaccorso and Mr. Bianchi referred to technical details of the activity and its purpose. In his video message, Mr. Djimsiti expressed his excitement for the opportunities offered to children to showcase their talents in football while Mr. Percassi spoke about the opportunity that this sporting event will offer in discovering new talents in football.

About Intesa Sanpaolo Bank Albania: Intesa Sanpaolo Bank Albania, part of Intesa Sanpaolo Group, is a leading bank in the country that offers quality banking, financial solutions and innovative products & services to corporate clients, institutional and high-income private clients, as well as small and medium-sized businesses and individual customers. We encourage a style of growth that is attentive to sustainable results and the creation of a process based on trust deriving from customer and shareholder satisfaction, a sense of belonging on the part of our employees and close monitoring of the needs of local communities. We compete on the market with a sense of fair play and are ready to cooperate with other economic entities, both public and private, whenever it is necessary to reinforce the overall capacity for growth in the economies of the countries where we operate. Intesa Sanpaolo Bank Albania acquired Veneto Bank in 2017 and now has a network of 35 branches in different cities of the country and will continue to expand strategically following closely the economic development of Albania. Pro-activity, trust, innovation, simplicity and sustainability determines our relationship with our customers and business innovation and service excellence are inspired by our customers. Official Website: www.intesasanpaolobank.al

About Intesa Sanpaolo: Intesa Sanpaolo is Italy’s leading banking group – serving families, businesses and the real economy – with a significant international presence. Intesa Sanpaolo’s distinctive business model makes it a European leader in Wealth Management, Protection & Advisory, highly focused on digital and fintech. An efficient and resilient Bank, it benefits from its wholly-owned product factories in asset management and insurance. The Group’s strong ESG commitment includes providing €115 billion in impact lending by 2025 to communities and for the green transition, and €500 million in contributions to support people most in need, positioning Intesa Sanpaolo as a world leader in terms of social impact. Intesa Sanpaolo is committed to Net Zero by 2030 for its own emissions and by 2050 for its loan and investment portfolios. An engaged patron of Italian culture, Intesa Sanpaolo has created its own network of museums, the Gallerie d’Italia, to host the bank's artistic heritage and as a venue for prestigious cultural projects.

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