Shareholders are called to vote on the renewal of the mandate of Martin Bouygues, Chairman and CEO of the Company since 1989. Although the performance of the company is satisfactory, we are not in favor of the control exercised by the Bouygues Family through the use of double voting rights and overrepresentation on the Board (without any lead independent Director). We therefore recommend opposition.
Bouygues is one of the few companies in the CAC 40 to still offer its shareholders the use of anti-takeover devices. Already at the general meeting of 2017, the Company was one of a handful of companies in the the index to allow the use of capital increases during a takeover period, as nowcontemplated by the Florange law. Bouygues is one of four companies in the CAC40 to permit the use of a buyback program for its securities during a takeover period and is one of the last two companies to still use warrants (“Bons Breton”) as anti-takeover defenses.
Bouygues is a global industrial group engaged in designing, building and operating structures in public and private buildings, transportation infrastructure and energy and communication networks. Co. operates in three sectors - Construction (Bouygues Construction, Bouygues Immobilier and Colas), Media (TF1) and Telecom (Bouygues Telecom). Construction is engaged in the design and maintenance of projects in the areas of building, civil works, energies and services; Media offers activities covering the audiovisual sector; and Telecom offers mobile broadband services and prepaid card services for smart phones, as well as a range of services including telemessaging, voice mail and WAP
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Item 1: Approve the share consolidation The Board requests shareholder approval to implement a share consolidation on the basis of 19 new ordinary shares for every 20 existing ordinary shares held. The consolidation is intended to maintain comparability, as far as possible, of the Company’s share price before and after the payment of a special dividend of $2.621 per share. The special dividend is equivalent to 5% of the market capitalisation of the Company as at 14 December 2018. The Company has implemented a series of share consolidations, returning funds to shareholders in this way in 2012...
Item 1: Approve Share Buybacks Shareholder approval is being sought to authorise the Company to make market purchases of its ordinary shares following the inclusion of a typographical error in the resolution granting authority at the 2018 AGM. This error meant that the authority granted at that meeting has already expired. As there is currently no authority in place, the Board proposes the standard share repurchase authority for the UK market with period ending until the earlier of 25 October 2019 (being the later date set out in in the resolution granting authority at the 2018 AGM) and the ...
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Proxinvest attire l'attention des actionnaires sur plusieurs points : - Tout d'abord la société est dans un processus qui va permettre à un actionnaire chinois, Fosun, de rentrer au capital via une émission de nouvelles actions lui étant réservée. Suite à cette émission, Fosun deviendra le premier actionnaire et propose donc de nommer un administrateur au conseil de la société. -Ensuite la direction de la société est modifier puisque Marie Meynadier va céder ses fonctions à Mike Lobinsky le 1er Janvier 2019. De ce fait lors de la présente assemblée la société propose une nouvelle politique d...
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