The performance in 2017 has enabled the Group to achieve consolidated operating profit of €1,123 million, registering growth of 7.9% compared with the previous year (€1,041 million). This was primarily due to the positive contribution to the result from the Insurance Services segment. Profit for the year of €689 million is up 10.8% on the previous year (profit of €622 million), despite the impairment loss of €82 million on the Contingent Convertible Notes subscribed for by Poste Italiane in December 2014 at an original cost of €75 million and issued by Midco SpA, in addition to the impairment loss of €12 million on the investment of Poste Vita’s free capital in the Atlante fund.