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ICA Gruppen is a retail group based in Sweden. Co. is engaged in maintaining and operating its own and retailer-owned stores in Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Finland. Co. consists of ICA Sweden, ICA Norway and Rimi Baltic, which are mainly involved in grocery retail, ICA Real Estate which owns and manages properties, and ICA Bank which offers financial services to Swedish customers. Co. also includes the wholly-owned portfolio companies Forma Publishing Group and inkClub, as well as the partly-owned Cervera, Hemtex and Kjell & Company.
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ITEM 7: The Company proposes to implement a non-compete clause of 2 years compensated by 18 months of annual remuneration. The company decreased the amount to be granted compared to the non-compete clause that was put to vote in the frame of the Siemens operation, which we appreciate. However, the amount proposed still exceeds our 12-month ceiling. Thus we cannot support it. ITEM 9: The 2018/19 Chairman and CEO remuneration could have been acceptable if the company had heard shareholders’ concerns regarding the LTI performance conditions. Indeed, one of the criteria (the TSR) still allows for...
Résolution 7 : la société propose la mise en place d’une clause de non-concurrence, d’une durée identique à celle proposée en 2018 dans le cadre de l’opération avec Siemens (clause qui n’a pas pu être mise en place suite à l’échec de l’opération), mais d’un montant moindre (18 mois contre 24 mois précédemment). Proxinvest apprécie vivement la baisse du montant. Cependant, il excède toujours notre plafond de 12 mois de rémunération fixe + variable annuel ; aussi, nous ne soutenons pas cet engagement. Résolution 9 : La rémunération attribuée au titre de 2018/19 au PDG aurait pu être acceptable ...
La société propose de renouveler Thierry Petit et David Dayan, co-fondateurs de la société, qui se partagent les rôles de Président-Directeur Général et de Directeur Général délégué selon un mécanisme de présidence tournante tous les 2 ans. En raison de l’absence de séparation des fonctions de Président du conseil et de Directeur général, il semble que les actionnaires aient intérêt à émettre un signal négatif d'autant que le conseil n'est pas majoritairement composé de membres libres de conflits d'intérêt potentiels et que les deux co-fondateurs bénéficient de droits de vote double (résolutio...
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