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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Our third TMT Forum in Paris and Frankfurt was attended by 21 companies and over 140 investors. We came away from the discussions with a fairly positive sentiment, particularly with the approach of the low point for semiconductors, the improved advertising trend in Q1 2019 and a more aggressive stance from telecoms operators despite the price environment. We are raising our target prices on Worldline (€ 52 to € 68) and Ericsson (SEK 85 to SEK 95). - >Third ODDO BHF TMT For...
Nous avons organisé notre 3ème Forum TMT à Paris et Francfort avec 21 sociétés et 150 investisseurs. De nos échanges ressort un sentiment plutôt positif, notamment sur l’arrivée du point bas dans les semi-conducteurs, l’amélioration de la tendance publicitaire au T1 19, un ton plutôt offensif des opérateurs télécoms malgré l’environnement de prix. Nous relevons nos OC sur Worldline (52 € à 68 €) et Ericsson (85 SEK à 95 SEK). - >3ème Forum TMT ODDO BHF - Notre 3ème for...
In general, Lundbergforetagen is in compliance with the Swedish regulations relating to the organisation and procedures of the Annual General Meeting. Under ITEM 12, approval is sought for the re-election of the board of directors. Although there is just sufficient independent representation on the board, ECGS notes that the number of executives (3) sitting on the board is NOT in accordance with provision 4.3 of the Swedish Corporate Governance Code. Aforementioned provision stipulates that no more than one (1) member of the board may be a member of the executive management. Based on the abov...
Merger with Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Profit Warning and Sale of SUSE Business On September 2016, the Company entered into a definitive agreement with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) on the terms of a transaction which provided for the combination of HPEns software business segment with the Company by way of a merger. The transaction was valued at $8.8bn. On March 2018, the Company issued a profit warning arguing that its revenues declined more than expected due to problems stemming from its acquisition of Hewlett Packard. On 22 March 2018, Hsu resigned from his position of CEO min order to...
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