Item 2: Approve the Remuneration Report
The structure is not satisfactory. Of particular concern, accelerated vesting in the event of a change of control is possible and severance provisions exceed guidelines. There is a strong overlap between the performance criteria used for the STI and the LTI. There was no bonus for the year due to poor performance and at the request of the CEO. Accordingly, we recommend that shareholders oppose this resolution.
Items 5, 12 and 13: Re-elect the Chairman of the Audit Committee, Re-appoint the Auditor and Authorize the Board to pay the Auditor's fees
We hold the Chairman of the Audit Committee responsible for the decision to select the Company's auditor to perform the non-audit work related to the proposed acquisition of Intu, which resulted in non-audit fees potentially high enough to undermine the independence of the auditor. Non-audit fees incurred during the year, which were 142.9% of audit fees, and average non-audit fees incurred over the last two years since the auditor's appointment both exceeded ECGS guidelines. The Company's non-audit policy states that fees of this level are approved by the Audit Committee Chairman. We, therefore, recommend shareholders oppose these three items.
Item 10: Re-elect the Chairman
Concerns have been raised over the Chairman's suitability for the role given his actions as Chairman of Sainsbury. On 23 Jan 2017, he was sanctioned by J Sainsbury plc for material breaches of three company policies. The sanction relates to the use of internal units of J Sainsbury plc for personal use relating to works at a property owned by Mr Tyler. Use of Company resources by employees for personal reasons is not in the interest of shareholders. This should be even more the case for the Chairman given his importance and potential impact as a leader and model of acceptable behavior. We recommend shareholders oppose.
Hammerson owns, operates and develops retail destinations. Co.'s properties are located in cities in selected European countries. Co.'s portfolio includes shopping centres in the U.K., France and Ireland, retail parks in the U.K. and outlets across Europe. As of Dec 31 2017, Co. had 22 shopping centers, 15 retail parks, and 20 outlets in 14 countries.
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HAMMERSON PLC. (GB), a company active in the Real Estate Investment Trusts industry, now shows a lower overall rating. The independent financial analyst theScreener confirms the fundamental rating of 2 out of 4 stars. However, the market behaviour deterioration triggered a risk requalification, which can be thus described as moderately risky. theScreener believes that increased risk justifies the general evaluation downgrade to Neutral. As of the analysis date March 19, 2019, the closing price was GBp 377.50 and its expected value was estimated at GBp 369.98.
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...
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