SAFILO GROUP AND CÉLINE
ANNOUNCE A NEW MULTI-YEAR LICENSING AGREEMENT

Padua, November 14, 2011, h.9.45am - Safilo Group, worldwide leader in the premium eyewear sector, and the luxury brand Céline, today announced the signing of a multi-year licensing agreement for the production and worldwide distribution of Céline eyewear.

The collections, designed for a sophisticated modern woman, will be available from January 2012 in Céline boutiques and selected retail outlets worldwide.

"We are extremely pleased to announce a licensing agreement with a brand as exclusive as Céline" - declared Roberto Vedovotto, CEO of the Safilo Group - "this new collaboration allows us to add one of the most desirable names in international fashion to our portfolio, while strengthening our ties with the LVMH group."

"We are very happy to announce our partnership with Safilo Group" - stated Marco Gobbetti, CEO of Céline - "we are sure that thanks to Safilo's experience and knowhow in the eyewear industry our collections will express the modern elegance and highest quality that distinguish all Céline's products as unique and timeless icons."