Natuzzi Strengthens Its Management

  Natuzzi Strengthens Its Management

      EZIO CRISTETTI APPOINTED AS CHIEF HR, IT AND ORGANIZATION OFFICER

  CLAUDIO ILDEBRANDO ALDROVANDI APPOINTED AS CORPORATE QUALITY & AFTER SALES
                                   DIRECTOR

Business Wire

SANTERAMO IN COLLE, Bari, Italy -- July 1, 2014

The Natuzzi Group (NYSE:NTZ) announces the appointment of two new managers,
Mr. Ezio Cristetti and Mr. Claudio Ildebrando Aldrovandi, both directly
reporting to the President, Pasquale Natuzzi, in accordance with the strategic
guidelines included in the 2014-2016 Business plan.

Ezio Cristetti has been appointed as Chief HR, IT and Organization Officer. In
his new position, Ezio Cristetti is responsible for developing the Group’s
international change management programs, process optimization, and the
management and development of human resources within the Group.

Before joining the Natuzzi Group, Ezio Cristetti gained significant
professional experience in the Human Resources & Organization field in
companies such as Seat Pagine Gialle (from 2009), where, during the last two
years, he was also responsible for Purchases, IT and Legal Affairs, in order
to better manage the corporate transformation and cost-control processes. He
previously worked for Kimberly-Clark (from 2004-2006) and Gruppo Heineken
Italia (from 2006 to 2009).

At the same time, Claudio Ildebrando Aldrovandi has been appointed as
Corporate Quality & After Sales Director, and will be in charge of managing
product and service quality worldwide, and facilitating process integration
within the Group.

Claudio Ildebrando Aldrovandi holds a degree in Aeronautical and Aerospace
engineering, and has gained significant B2B experience as a Quality manager in
prestigious companies such as Zoppas, Tetra Pak, Lamborghini, Fagor Brandt,
AVIO, ARGO and Alenia Aermacchi.

“I am particularly glad to announce that two managers with particularly
distinctive backgrounds and who have both gained important experience in
international corporations are joining the Group”, commented Pasquale Natuzzi.
“I am confident they will make a significant contribution towards achieving
the competitiveness goals included in our 2014-2016 Business Plan”.

About Natuzzi S.p.A.

Founded in 1959 by Pasquale Natuzzi, Natuzzi S.p.A. designs, manufactures and
sells a broad collection of couches, armchairs, home furniture and home
accessories. With consolidated revenues of €449.1 million in 2013, Natuzzi is
Italy’s largest furniture house and the player with the greatest global reach
in its sector, with eight manufacturing plants, twelve commercial offices and
more than 1,200 points of sale worldwide. Ethics and social responsibility,
innovation, industrial know-how and integrated management of its value chain
represent the points of strength that have made the Natuzzi Group a market
leader and established Natuzzi as the most recognized furniture brand in the
world among consumers of luxury goods. Natuzzi S.p.A. has been listed on the
New York Stock Exchange since May 1993. The Company is ISO 9001 and 14001
certified.

Contact:

NATUZZI INVESTOR RELATIONS
Piero Direnzo; tel. +39.080.8820.812
pdirenzo@natuzzi.com
or
NATUZZI CORPORATE COMMUNICATION
Vito Basile (Press Office); tel. +39.080.8820.676
vbasile@natuzzi.com
 
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