ITEM 12, 14, 16 Méka Brunel was named CEO in 2017. Despite satisfactory financial performance an improvement in Gecina’s environmental footprint (lower GHG emissions), her compensation seems excessive and disclosure is below average. We recommend that shareholders oppose her compensation plan.
ITEM 7, 8, 9 In 2017, Gecina acquired its competitor Eurosic. We welcome this acquitistion form a strategic standpoint given the consolidation currently taking place in the sector. Furthermore, the financial conditions of the transaction do not raise any concerns. We recommend that shareholders approve this transaction.
Gecina is a rental real estate company. Co.'s purpose is to operate individual rental properties or group of properties located mainly in France. Co.'s properties include commercial assets (offices and retail outlets), residential assets, logistics assets, hotels and healthcare facilities. Co. is organized around two main sectors and one ancillary segment: Economic sector comprising the commercial segment (offices and retail outlets), the portfolio of logistics properties and of hotel buildings; Demographic sector comprising traditional residential units (housing units property holding), portfolio of students residences and of healthcare facilities; Ancilary segment of real estate services.
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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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