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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.
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.
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In general, ICA Gruppen is in compliance with the Swedish regulations relating to the organization and procedures of the Annual General Meeting. Under ITEM 16, the nomination committee seeks approval of the (re-)election of the board of directors. In view of insufficient independent representation on the board, ECGS recommends to vote OPPOSE. Under ITEM 18, it is proposed to establish a(n) (external) nomination committee. Like several institutional investors, ECGS has concerns over the bundled form under which the election of directors is put to shareholders' vote in Sweden. ECGS therefore ...
A director at Ica Gruppen Ab bought 5,479,731 shares at 316.000SEK and the significance rating of the trade was 68/100. Is that information sufficient for you to make an investment decision? This report gives details of those trades and adds context and analysis to them such that you can judge whether these trading decisions are ones worth following. Included in the report is a detailed share price chart which plots discretionary trades by all the company's directors over the last two years clearly showing Close periods where trading activity is restricted under listing rules. The names of...
The independent financial analyst theScreener just requalified the general evaluation of ICA GRUPPEN AB (SE), active in the Food Retailers & Wholesalers industry. As regards its fundamental valuation, the title still shows 1 out of 4 stars and its market behaviour is seen as moderately risky. theScreener believes that the unfavourable environment weighs on the sector and penalises the company, which sees a downgrade to its general evaluation to Slightly Negative. As of the analysis date September 25, 2018, the closing price was SEK 278.60 and its target price was estimated at SEK 254.49.
In general, Altice Europe is in compliance with the Dutch regulations relating to the organisation and procedures of the Extraordinary General Meeting. Under ITEM 2 approval is sought for a change of auditor. Although ECGS favours a regular change of auditor, it considers the proposed change insufficiently motivated in view of the specific circumstances at Altice Europe (see analysis). Accordingly, ECGS recommends to vote OPPOSE.
ITEMS 6 and 7: On December 2018, Elliott announced holding 2.5% of the capital of Pernod Ricard and, among other things, was asking for an improvement of the Group’s governance. Since their announcement, the following changes happened: Patricia Barbizet, Chairwoman of the French High Committee of Governance (“Haut Comité de Gouvernement d’Entreprise”) became Lead Independent Director in January 2019 The company proposes the election of 2 independent directors to this 2019 AGM. These elections allow for a better independence rate of the Board and allow for a decrease of the overrepresentati...
GOUVERNANCE Depuis l’arrivée du fonds activiste Elliott au capital de la société, les changements suivants ont été faits en termes de gouvernance : - Patricia Barbizet, Présidente du Haut Comité de Gouvernement d’Entreprise, a été nommée Administratrice référente en janvier 2019- La société propose à la présente assemblée la nomination de 2 administrateurs indépendants, ce qui aura pour effet de porter le taux d’indépendance à près de 43% selon Proxinvest (contre 36% l’an dernier).- Ces nominations ont également pour effet de faire baisser légèrement la surreprésentation du Concert au conseil...
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