In general, Orkla is in compliance with the Norwegian regulations relating to the organisation and procedures of the AGM.
Under ITEM 3.2, the board of directors seeks approval of the Company's remuneration guidelines. The proposed remuneration structure is not in line with ECGS' guidelines.
Accordingly, ECGS recommends to vote OPPOSE.
Undet ITEM 3.3, the board of directors seeks approval of a revised LT incentive plan.
Although ECGS welcomes the introduction of performance conditions under the plan, the conditions applicable remain undisclosed. ECGS therefore recommends to vote OPPOSE.
Finally, under ITEM 7.3, the nomination committee proposes to re-appoint Ms. Ingrid Jonasson Blank as Member of the board of directors. In view of concerns over her aggregate time commitments, ECGS recommends to vote OPPOSE.
There are no further peculiarities.
Orkla is a consumer goods company in the Nordic and Baltic regions. The Branded Consumer Goods area comprises five business areas: Orkla Foods, Orkla Confectionery and Snacks, Orkla Home and Personal, Orkla International and Orkla Food Ingredients. Co.'s other businesses consist of Granges, a supplier of solutions for the heat exchanger industry; Hydro Power, which produces and supplies power to the Nordic power market; and Orkla Financial Investment, which consists of Orkla Eiendom; in addition to its investments in Sapa (JV), which is engaged in extruded aluminium solutions; and Jotun AS, which is a manufacturer of paint and powder coatings.
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Orkla published a better than expected Q1 report including underlying figures that were slightly ahead of our expectations and consensus with no changes to the guidance. We have raised our target price to NOK65 (62) primarily on the back of peer-group multiples expansion, but reiterate our SELL as we continue to find the valuation uninspiring with a backdrop of what we consider questionable growth prospects.
We believe this was a neutral to slightly positive report for Orkla, with underlying results and organic growth slightly above our forecasts, while the reported results were in line. We expect minor positive estimate revisions to consensus 2019e EPS and believe a slightly positive share price reaction is warranted today.
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ITEM 10: Although the board does not comprise a majority of independent members, Julie Guerrand is the most legitimate representative of the main shareholder as she is its Chairman. Thus, we recommend approval. ITEMS 7 and 8: Axel Dumas’ additional remuneration is indexed to the Group’s revenue, but only in an upward direction. If the company underperforms, executive will not be impacted. This is not acceptable. Moreover, Emile Hermès SARL’s total remuneration reached €9.6 M in 2018, which widely exceeds the median CAC 40 executives and represents 458 times the French minimum wage (SMIC), wh...
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The Annual General Meeting will be held foreseeable on the second call on May 31st, 2019, at 12 p.m. The re-election of the Chairman is proposed in item 10. Mr. Antonio Brufau Niub has served on the Board since 1996 and has been Chairman for fifteen years. Prior to serving as Chairman, he served as CEO of the Company and Executive Chairman. There are concerns that his fixed fees of EUR 2.5 million per year imply that he continues to perform some executive functions. Furthermore, ECGS guidelines do not support the appointment of a former CEO as Chairman. This can undermine the Boardns supe...
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