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Snam is engaged in the construction and integrated management of natural gas infrastructure. It manages the gas systems, develops infrastructure and provides integrated services for the market. Co. is also engaged in natural gas transportation, storage, regasification and urban distribution. Co. manages a national transportation network, including eight storage facilities, one regasification plant and a local distribution network.
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SNAM SPA (IT), a company active in the Gas Distribution industry, loses a star(s) at the fundamental level and sees its general evaluation downgraded. The independent financial analyst theScreener just removed a fundamental star(s) for a 2 over 4-star rating. As such, market behaviour remains unchanged and is evaluated as moderately risky. theScreener believes that the loss of a star(s) merits downgrade to the general evaluation of the title, which passes to Neutral. As of the analysis date July 3, 2020, the closing price was EUR 4.39 and its expected value was estimated at EUR 4.28.
In item 1 of the extraordinary session, the Board of Directors requests the authorization to cancel up to maximum 129'164'660 treasury shares (3.8%). The maximum number of shares to be cancelled is reasonable, and the cancellation of treasury shares will have no effects on existing shareholders' rights. However, in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, ECGS believes that a re-issue of treasury shares is much more advisable to allow the Company to better face expected macroeconomic difficulties. The net proceeds from the sale of treasury shares might be used, for instance, to reduce the Company's net...
In general, Unilever plc ("Unilever") is in compliance with the UK regulations relating to the organisation and procedures of the Extraordinary General Meeting. Under ITEM 1 approval is sought for a unification of Unilever under a single parent company: Unilever plc (i.e. Unilever NV will cease to exist). First of all, ECGS strongly endorses the strategic rationale of the (proposed) unification. It acknowledges the increased strategic flexibility and enhanced corporate governance in terms share structure and applicable regulators. Despite that the unification offers some corporate governanc...
Items 3 and 4: Remuneration report and policy Our concerns regarding the excessive short-term incentive overwhelm the positive features of the Hargreaves Lansdown's remuneration such as acceptable quantum and the payout adequately aligned with performance. We strongly disagree with any remuneration weighted more towards rewarding short-term performance and any LTI awards without performance conditions. Item 21: Amend the Hargreaves Lansdown Sustained Performance Plan 2017 We do not consider the proposed plan conditions satisfactory: ECGS strongly believes that the executive LTI should be su...
In general, Colruyt is compliant with the Belgian regulations relating to the organisation and procedures of an Extraordinary General Meeting. Under ITEM II.3, the board of directors seeks authorisation to increase the Company's share capital to issue shares to its employees. As a matter of principle, ECGS generally favours employee stock ownership plans since such plans help to align the interests of employees with those of their companies. However, since the authority requested is not conform to its guidelines, ECGS recommends to vote OPPOSE. In ECGS' view, ITEMS II.4 - II.8 are enabling r...
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