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Andritzis develops production systems and industrial process solutions for standard and specialized products. Co. maintains five business areas. Pulp and Paper provides technology and services for production of various grades of pulp and fiber for the manufacture of paper, board and tissue. Metals develops and manufactures plants for the production of cold-rolled carbon steel, stainless steel, and non-ferrous metals strip. Environment and Process provides products and services for mechanical and thermal solid or liquid separation. Feed and Biofuel develops and produces equipment for production of feed. Hydro supplies turnkey electromechanical equipment and services for hydro power plants.
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Item 4: Since there is no vote on Management Board members' remuneration in Austria, we take the opportunity to voice our concerns regarding the remuneration system currently in place at Andritz which we consider has several shortcomings: The target amounts for the short-term incentive (STI) have not been disclosed and the potential maximum STI may reach as much as 300% of base salary which significantly exceeds ECGS guidelines according to which the maximum annual bonus should not exceed 150% of base salary. Furthermore, pension benefits are insufficiently disclosed. We note that the Company...
The general evaluation of ANDRITZ AG (AT), a company active in the Industrial Machinery industry, has been upgraded by the independent financial analyst theScreener with the addition of a star. Its fundamental valuation now shows 4 out of 4 possible stars while its market behaviour can be considered as moderately risky. theScreener believes that the additional star(s) merits the upgrade of its general evaluation to Slightly Positive. As of the analysis date January 11, 2019, the closing price was EUR 41.98 and its potential was estimated at EUR 45.95.
In general, Essity is in compliance with the Swedish regulations relating to the organisation and procedures of the AGM. Under ITEMS 12.1-12.9, the (re-)election of the board of directors is proposed.In light of concerns over aggregate time commitments, ECGS recommends to vote OPPOSE to the (re-)election of: Mr. Pär Boman (ITEM 12.2) and Ms. Annemarie Gardshol (ITEM 12.4). Under ITEM 13, the nomination committee proposes to re-appoint Mr. Pär Boman as Chairman of the board of directors. As already mentioned above, ECGS has various concerns over his re-appointment and therefore does not suppo...
In general, Elisa Corporation ("Elisa") is in compliance with the Finnish regulations relating to the organisation and procedures of the Annual General Meeting. Under ITEM 13, approval is sought for the remuneration of the auditor. As non-audit fees paid are greater than 50% of the audit fee on a three-year aggregate basis, ECGS recommends to vote OPPPOSE. Under ITEM 14, the board of directors proposes to re-appoint KPMG as the Company's statutory auditor. ECGS notes that the current auditor has been in office for 15 years and there is no disclosure to suggest that the current mandate has be...
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