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  • Gilles Petit (Chairman)
  • Jamal Benomar
  • Valérie Bernis
  • Soumia Malinbaum

All of the Appointments, Remuneration and CSR Committee's members are independent.

Main tasks

  • Regarding Board and Committee membership:

- defining the selection criteria of future members;
- selecting and recommending Supervisory Board and Committee candidates to the Supervisory Board.

  • Regarding remuneration:

- issuing an advisory opinion on the remuneration policy for the Managing Partners, approved by the General Partners;
- monitoring, where relevant, any other components of remuneration allocated to the Managing Partners, in accordance with the remuneration policy;
- proposing the overall amount of annual remuneration allocated to members of the Supervisory Board, which is submitted to the General Meeting for approval;
- proposing the remuneration policy applicable to members of the Supervisory Board and its Committees, which is submitted to the General Meeting for approval.

  • Regarding governance:

- issuing its opinion to the Supervisory Board concerning the appointment or reappointment of the Managing Partners proposed by the General Partners;
- regularly reviewing the independence of Supervisory Board members in light of the independence criteria defined by the Supervisory Board;
- managing the annual assessment of the operations of the Board and its Committees;
- carrying out advance assessments of potential risks of conflicts of interest between Supervisory Board members and the Lagardère group;
- reviewing the anti-discrimination and diversity policy implemented by the Managing Partners, notably as regards the principle of balanced representation of women and men within the Group's managing bodies.

  • Regarding sustainable development (CSR):

- examining the main labour, environmental and social risks and opportunities for the Group as well as the CSR policy in place;
- reviewing the reporting, assessment and monitoring systems allowing the Group to prepare reliable ESG data;
- examining the Group's main lines of communication to shareholders and other stakeholders regarding corporate social responsibility matters;
- examining and monitoring the Group's rankings attributed by ESG rating agencies.

The members of the Committee interview the Chairman of the Supervisory Board, the executive corporate officers or any other person of their choice when necessary.
The Chairman of the Committee reports to the members of the Board on the work conducted by the Committee.

Main activities in 2019

In 2019, the Committee met five times with a 100% attendance rate at each meeting.

  • At its March meeting, the Committee (i) reviewed the terms and conditions for awarding free shares to Lagardère SCA's executive corporate officers, (ii) amended the Supervisory Board's internal rules, (iii) reviewed and adopted the corporate governance report, and (iv) adopted its recommendations for the Supervisory Board regarding the appointment and re-appointment of its members.
  • The Committee met in June to discuss its membership structure, propose the appointment of a new Committee member, and launch the external assessment of the Supervisory Board's membership structure and operating procedures.
  • At its meeting in October, the Committee discussed its annual progress report for 2019 on the Group's CSR roadmap. It also approved its schedule and work plan for the coming year.
  • In November, the Committee reviewed the anti-discrimination and diversity policy that applies to the Group's managing bodies, as well as Lagardère SCA's ESG ratings. It also worked on the replacement of the Chairman of the Supervisory Board and the Chairman of the Audit Committee.
  • Lastly, at its meeting in December, the Committee reviewed the findings of the external assessment of the membership structure and operating procedures of the Supervisory Board and its Committees as presented by the independent consulting firm that led the assessment.

These meetings took place in the presence of the Group Secretary General and, when discussions fell within their areas of expertise, the Corporate Social Responsibility Director, the Deputy Director of Non-Financial Reporting and Environmental Responsibility, the Group Human Relations Director, and the Head of Corporate Law/Securities Law.


Annual General Meeting 2021

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 - 10:00 a.m CET

First-half 2021 results

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Arnaud Lagardère Editorial

"2019 was a year of transformation and refocusing for the Lagardère group.
Our strategy is now concentrated on two priority areas: Lagardère Publishing, our power engine, and Lagardère Travel Retail, our growth engine. ..."
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The group's activities

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.

Under the impetus of the Group's General and Managing Partner, Arnaud Lagardère, in 2018, the Group launched a strategic refocusing around two priority divisions: Lagardère Publishing and Lagardère Travel Retail.

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Financial information

The group's financial results, stock price, latest news, the calendar of upcoming events... Access all financial information related to Lagardère.