Pursuant to Articles 135-novies and following of Legislative Decree of February 24, 1998, no. 58, those who are entitled to vote in the Meeting may appoint a representative, by means of a proxy granted in writing, pursuant to the laws in force. The proxy may also be granted through a document electronically signed pursuant to Article 21, paragraph 2, of Legislative Decree of March 7, 2005, no. 82.
It is specified that, pursuant to Article 135-novies of Legislative Decree of February 24, 1998, no. 58, the proxy can entitle the proxy holder to be replaced by another person of his or her choice, without prejudice to the right of the proxy holder to appoint one or more substitutes.
Further, according to Article 135-decies of Legislative Decree of February 24, 1998, no. 58, the granting of a proxy to a proxy holder in conflict of interest is permitted provided that the proxy holder informs the shareholder in writing of the circumstances giving rise to such conflict of interest and provided that specific voting instructions are given for each resolution in relation to which the proxy holder is expected to vote on behalf of the shareholder. The proxy holder shall have the burden of proof regarding the disclosure to the shareholder of the circumstances giving rise to the conflict of interest.
The replacement of the proxy holder with a substitute in conflict of interest may be allowed only on the condition that the substitute has been indicated by the shareholder. In this respect, the provisions set forth above regarding the conflict of interest shall apply. The proxy holder retains the duties of communication and the relevant burden of proof.
A form of proxy, which may be used for the purpose of granting the proxy, is downloadable in printable version from this website.
If the form of proxy is not available in electronic form for technical reasons, it will be sent in hard copy, free of charge, upon request, to be made by telephone at +39 06 45417413 (from Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm).
It should be noted that, in order to attend and vote at the Meeting, the granting of the proxy does not exempt the entitled party from the obligation to request from the authorized intermediary the notice attesting that such party is entitled to attend the Meeting and to exercise his or her voting right, pursuant to Article 83-sexies of Legislative Decree of February 24, 1998, no. 58.
The proxy holder may deliver or send to the Company, instead of the original, a copy of the proxy, also in electronic format, certifying under his or her responsibility the conformity of the proxy to the original and the identity of the proxy giver.
The proxy filled out entirely, with legible characters and duly signed, can be delivered to the Company at least two trading days before the date set for the Meeting (i.e. by May 26, 2015):
- by mail, to the following address:
Legal and Corporate Affairs - Ref. "Proxy Vote"
Viale Regina Margherita, no. 137
- by fax, to the following number +39 06/83055028.
Pursuant to Article 135-novies, paragraph 6, of Legislative Decree no. 58 of February 24, 1998, and Article 11.1 of the Corporate Bylaws, the proxy can be notified to the Company even electronically, up to the beginning of the Meeting, through the appropriate section "Electronic proxy notification" of this website.
The Company reserves the right not to accept proxies, notified via fax, which are illegible.
Please indicate in the message accompanying the proxy a telephone number, a fax number or an email address of the sender.