By letter dated 1 September 2016, the Italian Republic nominated Ms Francesca MERCUSA (Director, Directorate of International Financial Relations, Department of the Treasury) for appointment as an Alternate Member of the Board of Directors of the EIB to succeed Mr  Adolfo DI CARLUCCIO, who had tendered his resignation.

By letter dated 8 September 2016, the Board of Governors was invited to vote on the proposed appointment.

The decision to appoint Ms Francesca MERCUSA was taken on 21 September 2016, the date on which the requisite majority of Governors' votes was reached.

The term of office of Ms Francesca MERCUSA will expire in 2018 at the end of the day either of the Annual Meeting or of the approval of the financial statements for the previous financial year, whichever is the later.