In item 4, the AGM is called to appoint the Board of Statutory Auditors on slates of nominees submitted by shareholders holding, even jointly, at least 0.5% of Enel's share capital. Two slates of nominees have been submitted, by the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance (largest shareholder with 23.6%) and a group of institutional investors jointly holding 1.7%.
One of the institutional investors that submitted the slate of nominees is Generali Investments, which is a client of ECGS partners Proxinvest and Frontis Governance. It is important to note that these partners do not provide consulting services to Generali. Voting advice is provided primarily as a source of information at general meetings.
All the nominees included in both slates are independent of the Company and its shareholders. However, minor concerns may arise over advisory services provided to the Italian Government until 2015 by a nominee included in the slate of the Ministry of Economy. Also taking into account the professional background and aggregate time commitments of the nominees, we recommend that shareholders vote for the slate submitted by the group of institutional investors (sub-item 4.2).
In item 8, shareholders are called to an advisory vote on the remuneration policy. The quality of disclosure is at highest levels in Italy, as all performance conditions are disclosed and quantified. The variable remuneration schemes are adequately structured to align the interests of executives with the creation of sustainable value in the long term, and severance payments are in accordance with best practice on the Italian market. However, the CEO's maximum variable remuneration exceeds the ECGS' voting policy limit of 300% of the base salary, and we strongly regret that his fixed remuneration significantly exceeds the median at European peers, with an inflationary effect on his total remuneration, which may amount up to € 7.35 million on an annual average basis equal to 211% of the median at large European utilities companies. Therefore, we recommend opposition.
Enel Societa Per Azioni is engaged in the generation and sale of electricity through its Generation, Energy Management and Sales Italy Division. Co. is also engaged in the distribution of electricity (Enel Distribuzione) and public and artistic lighting (Enel Sole) in Italy through its Infrastructure and Networks Division. Co.'s Iberia and Latin America Division coordinates Co.'s operations in the electricity and gas markets in Spain, Portugal and Latin America. Co.'s Engineering and Research Division manages the engineering processes related to the development and construction of power plants. Co.'s other divisions are the International Division as well as the Renewable Energy Division.
Founded in 1995, Proxinvest is an independent proxy firm supporting the engagement and proxy analysis processes of investors. Proxinvest mission is to analyse corporate governance practices and resolutions proposed at general meetings of listed firms.
Proxinvest main services are :
Proxinvest has been a pioneer and champion of good corporate governance and has grown into a recognised expert in the field.
Proxinvest is independently-owned and only works for investors : Proxinvest does not provide consulting services to the companies it covers, mitigating related risks to its clients and ensuring the independence of our analysis. As a result Proxinvest is able to take a robust, independent, engaged and unconflicted view of the companies in which our clients invest.
As Managing Partner of Expert Corprate Governance Service Ltd (ECGS), Proxinvest has built a large network of corporate governance experts to support clients in corporate governance analysis worldwide.
Rating Action: Moody's assigns Ba1 rating to hybrid notes issued by ENEL S.p.A.; stable outlook. Global Credit Research- 15 May 2019. Paris, May 15, 2019-- Moody's Investors Service has today assigned a Ba1 long-term rating to the Capital Security to be issued by ENEL S.p.A..
We reiterate our fair value estimate of EUR 6.2 per share along with our no-moat, stable trend ratings after Enel released first-quarter results largely in line with consensus expectations and reiterated its 2019 guidance. Shares appear undervalued. Ordinary EBITDA increased by 14% to EUR 4.45 billion, 4% above consensus expectations. Unusually, thermal generation was the main positive driver and its EBITDA jumped by 80%, well above the full-year target, on higher output and prices in Europe and Latin America and efficiencies. Renewables' EBITDA increased by 21% on the commissioning of new ca...
ENEL SPA (IT), a company active in the Conventional Electricity industry, is favoured by a more supportive environment. The independent financial analyst theScreener has confirmed the fundamental rating of the title, which shows 3 out of 4 stars, as well as its unchanged, defensive market behaviour. The title leverages a more favourable environment and raises its general evaluation to Positive. As of the analysis date May 10, 2019, the closing price was EUR 5.55 and its potential was estimated at EUR 6.04.
L'ensemble des rémunérations des dirigeants mandataires sociaux font l'objet des résolutions 6 à 11. La particularité d'Infotel est de présenter des politiques de rémunération ne comportant aucune part variable. Cette spécificité n'est pas en accord avec notre politique de vote. Toutefois, les mandataires sociaux dirigeants sont tous actionnaires à au moins 1,99% du capital et les montants sont raisonnables, ce qui atténue nos réserves et permet des recommandations positives. Les caractéristiques du conseil d'administration ne répondent pas à nos attentes en matière de gouvernance puisqu'il e...
Suite au transfert des titres de la Société sur Euronext Growth le 6 août 2018, la Société n’a plus d’obligation de se référer au Code de Gouvernance MIDDLENEXT auquel elle se référait depuis 2010 pour l’élaboration du rapport du Président sur le gouvernement d’entreprise, le contrôle interne et la gestion des risques prévu à l’article 225-37 du Code de Commerce et relatif à l’exercice clos le 31 décembre 2009. La société ne précise pas à quel code elle se réfère. Proxinvest avait déjà souligné l’année précédente que ce changement vers un marché moins règlementé était regrettable ; communicati...
Proxinvest veut attirer l'attentions sur quelques points majeures: D'une part, nous félicitons la Société pour la modification statutaire visant à réduire la durée du mandat des membres du Conseil de Surveillance de 6 à 3 ans. D'autre part, nous regrettons les montants des membres du Directoire (en cours) qui sont trop élevés par rapport à la médiane des rémunérations totales des dirigeants de leur indice. Enfin, nous encourageons la Société à améliorer le taux d'indépendance du Conseil, qui est pour le moment de seulement 25%.
Le conseil présente une majorité de membres non libres de conflits d'intérêts d’après Proxinvest à cause surtout de l’ancienneté des administrateurs qui dépasse notre seuil de 11 ans. Il est présidé par le Directeur général. Par ailleurs, les mandats d'une durée de 6 ans semblent trop longs car ils ne permettent pas aux actionnaires de se prononcer assez fréquemment sur la composition du conseil. Les différentes autorisations financières ne respectent pas la politique de vote de Proxinvest en termes de montants mais également en raison de leur possible utilisation en période d'offre publique. ...
ITEM 10: Benoit Bazin was designated Deputy CEO as of 1 January 2019. The company proposes therefore to approve its 2019 remuneration policy, as well as its post-employments benefits. Overall, his remuneration policy structure is more in line with our recommendations and amounts at stake are more moderate than the CEO’s. Thus we support it. Regarding his post-employments benefits, his severance indemnity and non-compete clause do not respect our Guidelines. However, his supplementary pension plan does. Thus, we support Item 12.
GOVERNANCE On 1 June 2018, Laurent Mignon left his position as Chief Executive Officer to become Chairman of the Management Board of BPCE, Natixis' main shareholder with 71% of the capital. He succeeded François Pérol as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Natixis and François Riahi became the new Chief Executive Officer. The Board remains composed of a majority of members who are not free of potential conflicts of interest, which makes it impossible to support most of the many co-optations and renewals proposed (resolutions 12 to 22). REMUNERATION Due to changes in governance, in a...
Unfortunately, this report is not available for the investor type or country you selected.Browse all ResearchPool reports
Report is subscription only.
Thank you, your report is ready.
Thank you, your report is ready.