1. To approve guaranteed payouts to Karen Byers and Sean Nevitt under the Executive Bonus Share Scheme
Shareholders are asked to approve the extension of the guaranteed minimum value for employees participating in the Company’s bonus share scheme to executive participants. The only executive participants currently employed by the Company are Karen Byers and Sean Nevitt. The Company has not presented any justification for the inclusion of these executives in the guaranteed payouts nor for the guaranteed payouts.
Well-designed incentive pay should serve to align executives’ interests with shareholders’ interests and, in the case of long term incentive plans such as this, with the long-term sustainable success of the company. A minimum guaranteed payout does not serve to incentivize executives and, indeed, can not be considered performance-based pay.
2. To approve payment of £11,029,296.20 to John Ashley
Shareholders are asked to approve a cash back-payment to John Ashley with respect to perceived underpayment for his service as an employee of the Company from IPO in 2007 to his departure from the Company in 2015. We strongly condemn what is essentially “back pay” for a family member. This is a glaring example of the expropriation of minority shareholders. Making matters worse is the fact that the Company’s LTIP did not sufficiently link pay to performance (especially back in 2015 when John Ashley was still employed with the Company). Most importantly, these payments are far from transparent and are clearly not in the best interest of shareholders.
Sports Direct International is a sporting goods retailer operating in the U.K., Europe, the U.S. and Asia. Co. operates in four segments: U.K. Sports Retail, which includes the U.K. retail network of sports stores along with related websites; International Sports Retail, which includes the international retail network of sports stores; Brands, which includes Co.'s portfolio of brands such as Everlast, Lonsdale and Slazenger; and Premium Lifestyle, which includes the premium and lifestyle retail businesses such as USC, Cruise and Flannels. As of Apr 30 2017, Co.'s U.K. sports store portfolio had a total of 468 stores and its international sports store portfolio had a total of 289 stores.
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SPORTS DIRECT INTL.PLC. (GB), a company active in the Apparel Retailers industry, now shows a lower overall rating. The independent financial analyst theScreener just confirmed the fundamental rating of 3 stars out of 4, as well as the stock market behaviour of the title as moderately risky. However, environmental deterioration penalises the general evaluation, which is downgraded to Neutral. As of the analysis date February 22, 2019, the closing price was GBp 271.40 and its expected value was estimated at GBp 271.17.
Summary Marketline's JD Sports Fashion Plc Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investments report includes business description, detailed reports on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), divestments, capital raisings, venture capital investments, ownership and partnership transactions undertaken by JD Sports Fashion Plc since January2007. Marketline's Company Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investments reports offer a comprehensive breakdown of the organic and inorganic growth activity undertaken by an organization to sustain its competitive advanta...
The new Nike link up takes SPD into new territory in our view and supports international scalablity theories. We are not sure how significant it will be in forecasting yet as it is based around the space elevation programme which still appear small in the overall context. We also need to see the company show signs of Walking the Walk after previous strategic false-starts.
Même si la société est familiale et contrôlée, la gouvernance présente de nombreuses faiblesses qui ne respectent pas les principes de Proxinvest avec notamment un conseil composé très majoritairement de membres non-libre de conflits d'intérêts, l'existence de droits de vote double. La société propose de reverser un dividende de 0,80 € aux actionnaires. Compte tenu de son endettement significatif, la société devrait allouer cette somme à l’apurement de ses dettes. Par ailleurs la société s’autorise toujours à intervenir en période d’offre publique, cela ne respecte pas nos préconisations. E...
La présenté assemblée se concentre essentiellement sur la nomination de Julie Walbaum au poste de Directrice Générale. Ainsi il est proposé aux actionnaires d'approuver la clause de non-concurrence de la nouvelle dirigeante. Proxinvest recommande une durée de 2 années pour une compensation d'une année de rémunération. Ici la société propose une durée d'une année pour 50% de la rémunération annuelle. Proxinvest recommande d'approuver cet engagement au regard des montants. Ensuite concernant les rémunérations Proxinvest recommandera de s'opposer à la rémunération attribuée en 2018 à Julie Walb...
L'ensemble des rémunérations des dirigeants mandataires sociaux font l'objet des résolutions 6 à 11. La particularité d'Infotel est de présenter des politiques de rémunération ne comportant aucune part variable. Cette spécificité n'est pas en accord avec notre politique de vote. Toutefois, les mandataires sociaux dirigeants sont tous actionnaires à au moins 1,99% du capital et les montants sont raisonnables, ce qui atténue nos réserves et permet des recommandations positives. Les caractéristiques du conseil d'administration ne répondent pas à nos attentes en matière de gouvernance puisqu'il e...
Le conseil présente une majorité de membres non libres de conflits d'intérêts d’après Proxinvest à cause surtout de l’ancienneté des administrateurs qui dépasse notre seuil de 11 ans. Il est présidé par le Directeur général. Par ailleurs, les mandats d'une durée de 6 ans semblent trop longs car ils ne permettent pas aux actionnaires de se prononcer assez fréquemment sur la composition du conseil. Les différentes autorisations financières ne respectent pas la politique de vote de Proxinvest en termes de montants mais également en raison de leur possible utilisation en période d'offre publique. ...
ITEM 10: Benoit Bazin was designated Deputy CEO as of 1 January 2019. The company proposes therefore to approve its 2019 remuneration policy, as well as its post-employments benefits. Overall, his remuneration policy structure is more in line with our recommendations and amounts at stake are more moderate than the CEO’s. Thus we support it. Regarding his post-employments benefits, his severance indemnity and non-compete clause do not respect our Guidelines. However, his supplementary pension plan does. Thus, we support Item 12.
GOVERNANCE On 1 June 2018, Laurent Mignon left his position as Chief Executive Officer to become Chairman of the Management Board of BPCE, Natixis' main shareholder with 71% of the capital. He succeeded François Pérol as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Natixis and François Riahi became the new Chief Executive Officer. The Board remains composed of a majority of members who are not free of potential conflicts of interest, which makes it impossible to support most of the many co-optations and renewals proposed (resolutions 12 to 22). REMUNERATION Due to changes in governance, in a...
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