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).
ITEM 4 TO 7
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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>Continued refocusing on publishing and travel retail - Lagardère yesterday held a conference call on its Q3 2018 revenues, which slightly exceeded expectations, and expressed its confidence in the progress of its strategic review. The group reiterated its 2018 guidance of EBIT growth of between 1% and 3% at constant currency and excluding disposals from the Lagardère Active division. It also indicated that it had received numerous expressions of interest on all its a...
Following the combination of Essilor and Luxottica, Leonard Del Vecchio is now Executive Chairman of the company and Hubert Sagnières is Executive Vice-Chairman. Therefore, the roles of chairman and chief executive are not separated. However, we note that the company indicates in its press release published on October, 1 2018 that “The Nomination and Compensation Committee will be mandated before the end of January 2019 to lead the search process for a Chief Executive Officer”. The main subject of this general meeting is related to the executives’ remuneration policy post-combination (ITEM 1)...
Suite à la finalisation du rapprochement entre Essilor et Luxottica, la gouvernance de la société a été modifiée. Ainsi, désormais, Leonardo Del Vecchio est Président Directeur général du groupe, tandis qu'Hubert Sagnières est Vice-Président Directeur général Délégué. Ainsi, les fonctions de Président du conseil et de Président de la Direction ne sont pas séparées. Notons toutefois que la société indique dans son communiqué du 1er octobre que "Mandat donné d’ici fin janvier 2019 au Comité des Nominations et Rémunérations pour lancer le recrutement d’un « Chief Executive Officer ».". Le princ...
Proxinvest attire l'attention des actionnaires sur plusieurs points. Tout d'abord sur la composition du conseil d'administration, d'après Proxinvest le conseil comporte 62,5% d'indépendants. De ce fait les renouvellements de deux administrateurs libres d'intérêts sont soutenus par Proxinvest, dans les résolutions 5 et 6. De plus le manque de transparence de la société au sujet des rémunérations des dirigeants ne permet pas à Proxinvest de soutenir les rémunérations des résolutions 7 à 10.
La présente assemblée propose à la nomination Véronique Saubot. Les informations relatives à la candidate sont complètes et n'appelle pas de remarque de la part de Proxinvest. Nous saluons cette régularisation de la société, qui se met en conformité avec la Loi Copé-Zimmermann : le taux de féminisation du Conseil est ainsi porté à 43%.
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