Procedures for participating in the Shareholders’ Meeting during the COVID-19 emergency
In consideration of the ongoing health emergency, the Company has taken appropriate steps in order to allow the Shareholders’ Meeting to be held and the Shareholders to exercise their rights in conditions of absolute safety for the Shareholders, employees and other associates. In this regard, taking account of the provisions of Legislative Decree 18 of 17 March 2020 on “ Measures to strengthen the National Health Service and provide economic support to families, workers and businesses in connection with the COVID-19 epidemiological emergency ” (the “Cure Italy Decree”), enacted with amendments by Law 27 of 24 April 2020 and updated most recently by Legislative Decree 183 of 31 December 2020, enacted with amendments by Law 21 of 26 February 2021, the Shareholders’ Meeting will take place without the physical presence of Shareholders.
Participation in the Shareholders’ Meeting of those who are entitled to vote will take place exclusively through the shareholder representative designated by the Company pursuant to Article 135- undecies of Legislative Decree 58 of 24 February 1998 (the “Consolidated Law”) (the “Designated Representative”). The Shareholders will exercise their rights in accordance with the procedures indicated below.
In consideration of the restrictions that may be imposed for health reasons, the participation of the authorised persons in the Shareholders’ Meeting (the members of the corporate bodies, the Secretary and the Designated Representative) may also (or exclusively) take place using telecommunication equipment with the procedures communicated to them individually, in compliance with the regulatory provisions applicable for this eventuality.
Please note that electronic vote and/or vote by mail shall not be allowed.