HIGHLIGHTSITEM A AND B
Amber capital owns 3.9% of Lagardère’s share capital, and asked the company to add two items to the agenda concerning the election of two new Directors on the Supervisory Board: Helen Lee Bouygues and Arnaud Marion. Due to Marion’s past experiences and lack of conflicts of interest, we recommend approval of his election.
The Company still does not recognize the entire remuneration granted to Arnaud Lagardère. He obtained €1 000 000 in the form of a profit margin on the regulated agreement (with Lagardère Capital & Management) and an additional €1,788,000 as statutory dividend for his role as General Partner of the partnership limited by shares (SCA).
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The structure of the remunerations does not follow good governance principles. Firstly, the variable remuneration of Deputy CEOs is defined with qualitative criteria weighing at 50%.
Moreover, the performance criteria for STI and LTI are similar, which is not challenging.
Lagardere Groupe is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. is engaged in the media industry (news, education, culture and entertainment businesses). Co.'s main activities in the media industry can be divided into four separate divisions. Lagardere Publishing includes Co.'s Book Publishing and e-Publishing businesses. Lagardere Active encompasses Co.'s Magazine Publishing, Audiovisual (Radio, Television, Audiovisual Production), Digital and Advertising Sales Brokerage businesses. Lagardere Services encompasses the Travel Retail and Distribution businesses. Lagardere Unlimited specializes in sports and entertainment.
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The independent financial analyst theScreener just lowered the general evaluation of LAGARDERE GROUPE (FR), active in the Publishing industry. As regards its fundamental valuation, the title still shows 1 out of 4 possible stars. Its market behaviour, however, has slightly deteriorated and will be qualified as moderately risky moving forward. theScreener considers that these new qualifications justify an overall rating downgrade to Neutral. As of the analysis date December 25, 2018, the closing price was EUR 21.50 and its target price was estimated at EUR 20.43.
Item 1: Approve the share consolidation The Board requests shareholder approval to implement a share consolidation on the basis of 19 new ordinary shares for every 20 existing ordinary shares held. The consolidation is intended to maintain comparability, as far as possible, of the Company’s share price before and after the payment of a special dividend of $2.621 per share. The special dividend is equivalent to 5% of the market capitalisation of the Company as at 14 December 2018. The Company has implemented a series of share consolidations, returning funds to shareholders in this way in 2012...
Item 1: Approve Share Buybacks Shareholder approval is being sought to authorise the Company to make market purchases of its ordinary shares following the inclusion of a typographical error in the resolution granting authority at the 2018 AGM. This error meant that the authority granted at that meeting has already expired. As there is currently no authority in place, the Board proposes the standard share repurchase authority for the UK market with period ending until the earlier of 25 October 2019 (being the later date set out in in the resolution granting authority at the 2018 AGM) and the ...
La société a annoncé depuis son entrée en bourse sa volonté de diversifier son conseil d'administration, qui n'est composé que d'une femme (représentante d'une société administratrice) et que d'un membre indépendant (les taux d'indépendance et de féminisation ne sont donc que de 25%). De plus, l'actionnaire majoritaire, Apax, est surreprésenté au conseil, en possédant la moitié des sièges, pour une participation au capital de 42,19%. Si l'entrée en bourse de la société est récente, nous l'incitons fortement à prendre en compte cette nécessité de diversifier son conseil. Le renouvellement de ...
Proxinvest attire l'attention des actionnaires sur plusieurs points : - Tout d'abord la société est dans un processus qui va permettre à un actionnaire chinois, Fosun, de rentrer au capital via une émission de nouvelles actions lui étant réservée. Suite à cette émission, Fosun deviendra le premier actionnaire et propose donc de nommer un administrateur au conseil de la société. -Ensuite la direction de la société est modifier puisque Marie Meynadier va céder ses fonctions à Mike Lobinsky le 1er Janvier 2019. De ce fait lors de la présente assemblée la société propose une nouvelle politique d...
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