Sanpaolo IMI S.p.A. was an Italian banking and insurance conglomerate, based in Turin. It employed about 44,000 people and had about 7 million customers.

Sanpaolo IMI
Company typePublic
IndustryBank, Insurance
Founded1998 (Sanpaolo IMI)
Fatemerged with Banca Intesa
SuccessorIntesa Sanpaolo
HeadquartersTurin, Italy
Key people
Alfonso Iozzo, CEO
Enrico Salza, Chairman
Revenue 9.726 bn (2004)
Number of employees
44,000 (2006)
WebsiteGruppo Sanpaolo IMI

On 24 August 2006, a merger with Banca Intesa was announced, which on 1 December 2006 was approved by the joint meetings of the shareholders of Banca Intesa and Sanpaolo IMI. On 2 January 2007, the merger went into effect, thereby creating Intesa Sanpaolo, now the largest Italian bank and one of the largest in the Eurozone.

The new banking company is based in Turin and is administered under the "two-tier model", with the presence of a Supervisory Board and a Board of Management. This was the first application of this model in a major Italian company.



Sanpaolo IMI was formed by many mergers of banks, which in 1998 Istituto Bancario San Paolo di Torino merged with Istituto Mobiliare Italiano.

In 2002, the group absorbed Cardine Banca, a short lived holding company that consist of Cassa di Risparmio in Bologna, Cassa di Risparmio di Padova e Rovigo, Cassa di Risparmio di Venezia, Cassa di Risparmio di Udine e Pordenone, Cassa di Risparmio di Gorizia and Banca Popolare dell'Adriatico.



Sanpaolo IMI had about 3,200 local offices where private, business and retail banking activities take place. It also managed savings and retirement funds.



The last honorary president was Luigi Arcuti. The last president was Enrico Salza, the last managing director was Alfonso Iozzo, the last general manager was Pietro Modiano.[1]



Before the merger the following banks were the subsidiaries of the group:


  • Total shares: 1,875,087,936
    • Total ordinary shares: 1,590,903,918
    • Total preferred shares:284,184,018
  • par value: €2.88 each.

Before the merger, on 31 December 2006 the shareholders were (ordinary and preference shares):[1]

  1. Compagnia di San Paolo 14.19%
  2. Fondazione Cariparo 7.02%
  3. Fondazione Carisbo 5.54%
  4. Giovanni Agnelli e C. 4.96%
  5. Banco Santander 3.63%
  6. Carlo Tassara 2.51%
  7. Assicurazioni Generali 2.47%

ownership ratio below 2% was not required to disclose ownership to CONSOB, based on other sources, know institution owners were :


  1. ^ a b "2006 Annual Report". Sanpaolo IMI. 9 May 2007. Retrieved 17 February 2016.
  2. ^ "2006 Bilancio consuntivo" (PDF) (in Italian). Fondazione di Venezia. 12 December 2007. Retrieved 18 February 2016.
  3. ^ "2006 Bilancio consuntivo" (PDF) (in Italian). Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze. 12 December 2007. Retrieved 18 February 2016.
  4. ^ "2006 Bilancio consuntivo" (PDF). Fondazione Monte dei Paschi di Siena (in Italian). ACRI archive. 7 May 2007. Retrieved 18 February 2016.