Elis - Combined shareholders' meeting of May 18, 2018
Combined shareholders' meeting of May 18, 2018
Saint Cloud, May 18, 2018
The Combined Shareholders' Meeting of Elis, chaired by Thierry Morin, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, was held on Friday, May 18, 2018, at the Conferences Center Capital 8, 32 rue de Monceau in Paris (75008) in the presence of the members of the Supervisory Board and the members of the Management Board. The quorum was 75.26% and the shareholders approved all the resolutions that were submitted.
The Shareholders' Meeting approved the 2017 financial statements and the payout of a special dividend of €0.37 per share. The ex-date is May 29, 2018 and the payment date is May 31, 2018.
The Shareholders approved the renewal of the term of office of Mrs. Agnès Pannier-Runacher and Mr. Maxime de Bentzmann as Supervisory Board members, each for a term of four years expiring at the end of the Shareholders' Meeting to be called to approve the financial statements for the year ending December 31, 2021. The Shareholders also ratified the co-optation of Mrs. Joy Verlé, decided by the Supervisory Board on 6 March 2018; this appointment is effective until the end of the Shareholders' Meeting to be called to approve the financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2020, corresponding to the remainder of the term of her predecessor, Philippe Audouin, who resigned. Joy Verlé is Principal, Relationship Investments at Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.
The Supervisory Board is now composed of 9 members, including 5 women. The current composition of the Supervisory Board offers a complementary mix of experience and reflects the Group's diversity policy. The part of independent members reaches 55.55%.
The Shareholders also approved the principles and criteria for determining the compensation of the Company's executive officers for 2018 (i.e. the Chairman and members of the Management Board and the Chairman and members of the Supervisory Board), and approved the fixed, variable and exceptional elements of total compensation and benefits of any kind paid or awarded for financial year 2017 to the members of the Management Board and the Chairman of the Supervisory Board, in accordance with Article L.225-100-II of the French Commercial Code.
The Shareholders approved the renewal of the authorization granted to the Management Board for the implementation of a share buyback program.
The shareholders also adopted new authorizations and delegations granted to the Management Board with regards to the issue of shares and/or securities giving access to the share capital, as well as the renewal of the authorization to reduce the share capital by cancellation of shares repurchased within the framework of the share buyback program.
The results of voting on all resolutions submitted to Shareholders will be available on the Company's website, www.corporate-elis.com, in the coming days.