Natuzzi S.p.A. (NYSE:NTZ) (“Natuzzi” or “the Company”) today announced that Mr Marco Saltalamacchia has been appointed Chief Commercial Officer of the Natuzzi Group. In his new role, Marco will be in charge of defining the future commercial strategy in all the markets in which the Group operates and all the actions necessary to the reaching of the Company’s business targets. “ By joining the Natuzzi Group, I have accepted an important professional challenge, that I intend to carry on with the utmost enthusiasm and pride of being part of a Group that has been the ambassador of the made-in-Italy in the world for decades” commented Marco Saltalamacchia. “ The pursuit of beauty, excellence in quality, production efficiency and environmental sustainability are strategic guidelines on which the Natuzzi Group has built its history and that represent, together with expertise enhancement, the milestones to better challenge the global competitive scenario”. Before joining the Natuzzi Group, Marco Saltalamacchia, who was born in July 1961, has gained a solid professional experience in the automotive sector, as Senior Vice President Europe in BMW from 2007 to 2009, and, previously, as President and CEO in BMW Italia. After his experience in BMW, Mr Saltalamacchia worked as consultant and entrepreneur, by taking part in the creation of advisory firms for the automotive sector (G&MS Consulting, DrHail, Trust Rating System). ------------------------------------------ About Natuzzi S.p.A.Founded in 1959 by Pasquale Natuzzi, Natuzzi S.p.A. designs and manufactures a broad collection of residential upholstered furniture. With consolidated revenues of EUR 468.8 million in 2012, Natuzzi is Italy’s largest furniture manufacturer. The Natuzzi Group exports its innovative high-quality sofas and armchairs in five continents under separate brand names, Natuzzi Italia, Natuzzi Editions and Softaly. Cutting-edge design, superior Italian craftsmanship and advanced, vertically integrated manufacturing operations underpin the Company’s market leadership. Natuzzi S.p.A. has been listed on the New York Stock Exchange since May 1993. The Company is ISO 9001 and 14001.