The Shareholders' Meeting, when regularly constituted, represents all of the shareholders and its resolutions, passed in conformity with the law, are binding on all of them, even if absent or dissenting. General Meetings shall be held at the Company's registered office or elsewhere within Italy. As laid down by article 9 of the Articles of Incorporation, General Meetings shall be convened by means of a notice giving the date, time, place and agenda for the meeting, as well as all the information required by the law as its stands at the time.
The Company makes available to the public the documentation relative to the matters contained in the Agenda by depositing it at the company's registered office and publishing it on its website.
The Shareholders' Meeting is presided over by the Chairman of the Board of Directors and, in his absence, by the Vice Chairman.
The Shareholders' Meeting has all the powers laid down by law regarding it. Pursuant to the Articles of Incorporation the giving to the administration body of the company the competencies and pass resolutions on matters, such as resolutions regarding mergers and split-offs in those cases laid down by the articles 2505, 2505, part two, and 2506, part three, of the Italian Civil Code, the opening or closing of secondary sites, indicating who among the Directors have the legal representation of the company, the reduction of the Share Capital in the case of the withdrawal of a shareholder and the updating of the Articles of Incorporation for legislative and regulatory measures, which belong by law to the Extraordinary Shareholders' Meeting, does not lessen the competency of the Shareholders' Meeting, which maintains the power to pass resolutions regarding such matters. Regarding the constitution and resolutions of the Shareholders' Meetings, both Ordinary and Extraordinary, at any call, the relative legal measures are applied.
Parties with voting rights may arrange to be represented, by means of written proxy, as provided for in law. Proxies may be notified to the Company as indicated in the notice of meeting.
The Ordinary Shareholders' Meeting of 9th April 2001 put in place the "Shareholders' Meeting Regulations", which regulates the proceedings of the Ordinary and Extraordinary of Shareholders' Meetings of the company.
The shareholders' meeting regulation is available here.