According to regulations adopted in 2014, the French State is required to offer 10% of shares it decides to sell in public companies to the employees of these very same companies. Having reduced its stake in Engie, the State is offering 10% of said shares to employees indirectly.
As per resolutions 5 and 6, Engie is requesting authorisation to purchase these shares from the State with the intention of selling them to its employees, at a discount of 20 to 30%. Through such an indirect sale, the State has essentially transferred the costs associated with said discount to the Company, and thereby its shareholders. We regret this course of action.
Engie is an industrial group, based in France, active in the fields of gas, electricity, energy services and the environment. Co. is an energy provider across the entire energy chain, in electricity and in natural gas, including: purchase, production and commercialization of natural gas and electricity; transport, distribution, management and development of major natural gas infrastructures; design and commercialization of energy services and environment-related services. Co.'s activities are conducted through five segments: Energy Europe, Energy International, Global Gas and LNG, Infrastructures, and Energy Services.
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La société propose à ses actionnaires de changer son mode d'administration afin de passer à une structure moniste. Si ce changement seul ne semble pas poser particulièrement de problème, cependant la société n’explique pas clairement les objectifs de ce changement, ni même si les fonctions de Directeur Général et de Président du conseil vont continuer à être séparées. Par ailleurs le manque de transparence sur les rémunérations engendra une recommandation de vote négatif pour les résolutions 6 à 10 et de 27 à 28.
Proxinvest attire l'attention des actionnaires sur plusieurs points. Tout d'abord sur la composition du conseil d'administration, d'après Proxinvest le conseil comporte 62,5% d'indépendants. De ce fait les renouvellements de deux administrateurs libres d'intérêts sont soutenus par Proxinvest, dans les résolutions 5 et 6. De plus le manque de transparence de la société au sujet des rémunérations des dirigeants ne permet pas à Proxinvest de soutenir les rémunérations des résolutions 7 à 10.
La présente assemblée propose à la nomination Véronique Saubot. Les informations relatives à la candidate sont complètes et n'appelle pas de remarque de la part de Proxinvest. Nous saluons cette régularisation de la société, qui se met en conformité avec la Loi Copé-Zimmermann : le taux de féminisation du Conseil est ainsi porté à 43%.
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