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Auto Trader Group operates a digital automotive marketplace. Consumers can search from around 450,000 used cars and 6,000 new cars on the marketplace each month, using a standard make/model search or via discovery search if they aren't sure of the exact vehicle they want. In addition, Co. provides consumers services to help them make an informed decision about the car they are looking to buy, these include: vehicle check, finance, and insurance. Co. also provides free vehicle valuations providing both a private sale price as well as a part-exchange price. Furthermore, Co. provides retailers display advertising packages so they can promote their business as well as individual vehicles.
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ITEM 4: To re-elect as a director, Ed Williams With the nomination of Catherine Faiers as COO and member of the Board in May 2019, the Board has now an independence rate of 42.8% according to ECGS, which is below our recommendation of 50%. As Chairman of the Nomination Committee, we believe Ed Williams to be directly responsible for this lack of independence.
The MSCI ACWI and ACWI ex-US have managed to break above their respective 200-day moving averages, providing further evidence that global equities are going through a bottoming process. • Remain overweight China which is leading global equities higher. RS uptrends remain intact for the Shanghai Composite and MSCI China indexes. In today's report we highlight a number of actionable charts Chinese companies, focusing on less-exploited price patterns... see page 2. • EAFE small- vs large-cap ratio exhibits early signs of bottoming. We view the potential bottom for the MSCI EAFE small- vs. larg...
Ford Equity International Research Reports cover 60 countries with over 30,000 stocks traded on international exchanges. A proprietary quantitative system compares each company to its peers on proven measures of business value, growth characteristics, and investor behavior. Ford's three recommendation ratings buy, hold and sell, represent each stock’s return potential relative to its own country market.. The rating reports which are generated each week, include the fundamental details behind each recommendation and reflect the fundamental and price data as of the last trading day of the week...
On 9 May 2019, the Company issued convertible bonds for a total principal amount of EUR 150 million. The sole agenda item relates to the proposed approval and ratification, in accordance with Article 556 of the Belgian Companies Code, of conditions of the convertible bonds in case of a change of control. These are standard provisions and they are in line with the market practice. Hence, we see no reason for shareholder concern and recommend to approve.
General: Hella is a leading automotive supplier with over 125 locations in some 35 countries. In financial year 2018/2019, the Company generated sales of EUR 7.0bn with around 39,000 employees. Hella specialises in innovative lighting systems and vehicle electronics in its segments Automotive and Aftermarket. Furthermore, in its Special Applications segment, Hella develops, manufactures and sells lighting and electronic products for specialist vehicles. As of 31 May 2019, a total of 60.00% of the Company's shares were covered by a pool agreement of family shareholders. A total of 62 members o...
In general, NN Group is in compliance with the Dutch regulations relating to the organisation and procedures of the Extraordinary General Meeting. On August 12, 2019, the Company announced that Mr. Lard Friese stepped down as CEO of the Company to become the new CEO of Dutch competitor Aegon. ECGS notes that the sole agenda item of this EGM (ITEM 2) concerns the intended appointment of Mr. David Knibbe as CEO and member of the executive board of NN Group. According to Dutch law and the Company's Articles of Association, shareholders are NOT entitled to vote on such agenda item; it is a discus...
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