The company will dissociate the functions of the Chairman of the Board and the CEO after Bruno Bich’s leaving. We support the candidacy of Pierre Vareille as Chairman of the company, as well as Gonzalve Bich as CEO (resolutions 9 and 10).
Due to the lack of a majority of independant members in the Board, and a slight overrepresentation of Bich’s family at the Board, we recommend the opposition to the renewals of Marie-Henriette Poinsot, and the MBD family holding (resolutions 7 and 8).
Concerning the executive compensation, Proxinvest regrets a lack of transparency about long-term compensation, and the lack of disclosure on performance objectives in the allocation of free shares. Alignment with performance cannot be evaluatedwhereas share price has decreased by 29% in 2017 and by 17% in the last 3 years. We
Societe BIC designs, manufactures and distributes the following consumer products: stationery products, lighters, shavers, and other products. Its stationery products include writing instruments such as ball pens, felt pens, mechanical pencils; marking instruments; coloring and drawing instruments; correction instruments and glues. Co.'s stationery products are sold under the BIC® Kids, Tipp-Ex®, Wite-Out®, Sheaffer® and PIMACO® brands. Its other products segment includes promotional products including notebooks, key rings, magnets, and drinkware; Sport sales (surfboards, windsurf boards, kayaks and sailboats); adhesive labels and adhesive raw materials.
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In general, Coloplast is in compliance with the Danish regulations relating to the organisation and procedures of the Annual General Meeting. On November 1, 2018, the Company announced that Mr. L.S. Rasmussen will resign from his position as CEO to become the new Chairman of the board of directors as of this AGM. Mr. Rasmussen will be succeeded by Executive Vice President - Mr. Kristian Villumsen - as of the same date. Under ITEM 5.1, it is proposed to re-appoint Mr. N.P. Louis Hansen as Vice Chairman of the board of directors. Although ECGS has no (major) concerns over the re-appointment...
Item 2: Approve the Remuneration Report The structure is weighted more towards rewarding long-term performance. While there are concerns that the bonus performance metrics may not be sufficiently challenging, due to the high payout, the incentive pay is not much above guidelines.Item 3: Approve the Remuneration Policy The changes proposed to the Remuneration Policy make minor improvements to the policy. In addition, the structure of remuneration is considered acceptable, though we continue to be concerned that accelerated vesting is possible.Item 4: Approve the dividend If approved, the Com...
Assemblée sans sujet particulier, à l'exception des réserves émises par Proxinvest concernant les comptes annuels avec son association d'un quitus et l'absence de comptes consolidés. Contactée par Proxinvest, la société nous a indiqué que l'absence de comptes consolidés et de ce fait de résolution pour les approuver était liée au fait que la filiale Festival basée à Madagascar avait été cédée début 2016. Cependant Proxinvest s'interroge puisque dans les annexes des comptes annuels à la page 23, la société présente une filiale : Festiveo. Ainsi la société devrait communiquer des comptes conso...
Deux renouvellements d'administrateurs sont proposés aux actionnaires. Bien que le conseil ne soit pas composé d'une majorité de membres libres de conflits d'intérêts potentiels, Bpifrance Participations - premier actionnaire et donc non indépendant - sera soutenu car la politique de vote de Proxinvest est de soutenir un représentant de chacun des trois premiers actionnaires quelque soit l’indépendance du conseil. En revanche, une recommandation négative portera sur le renouvellement du mandat de Ross McInnes qui est indépendant mais dont le nombre de mandats détenus est jugé excessif puisqu'i...
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