The shareholders of Lagardère SCA approve all of the resolutions proposed by the Managing Partners, except for the re-appointment of Martine Chêne, and reject all of the resolutions submitted by activist fund Amber Capital
The Company’s Annual Ordinary and Extraordinary General Meeting was held this Tuesday, 5 May 2020 at 10:00 a.m. (Paris time) behind closed doors in application of article 4 of French Government Order 2020-321 dated 25 March 2020, in compliance with all of the applicable legal and regulatory provisions and the recommendations of the French financial markets authority (Autorité des marchés financiers – AMF).
The shareholders, with a quorum of more than 79%, adopted 18 of the 19 resolutions proposed by the Managing Partners and the Supervisory Board, and rejected all of the resolutions submitted by activist fund Amber Capital.
The Company thanks its shareholders for the confidence they have expressed in the clear, responsible and ambitious strategy presented with clarity over numerous years.
The Managing Partners, with the support of the Supervisory Board, are more determined than ever to continue to develop the Group around its two pillars, Lagardère Travel Retail and Lagardère Publishing, and to create long-term value for all stakeholders.
All of the teams are working hard to this end, drawing on the Group’s historical strengths of boldness, independence and creativity to rise to the unprecedented challenge Lagardère is facing in the shape of the Covid-19 crisis.
The Supervisory Board wishes to thank Martine Chêne for her remarkable contribution to its work as well as the excellent relationships she has maintained with colleagues since 2008. The Managing Partners wish to place on record their appreciation for a strong and independent character with whom their interactions have always been very constructive.
The results of the votes on the resolutions submitted to the General Meeting are presented in the downloadable document below:
Created in 1992, Lagardère is an international group with operations in more than 40 countries worldwide. It employs over 30,000 people and generated revenue of €7,211 million in 2019.
In 2018, the Group launched its strategic refocusing around two priority divisions: Lagardère Publishing (Book and e-Publishing, Mobile and Board games) and Lagardère Travel Retail (Travel Essentials, Duty Free & Fashion, Foodservice).
The Group’s operating assets also include Lagardère News and Lagardère Live Entertainment.
Lagardère shares are listed on Euronext Paris.