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Shareholders' Meeting of 30 April 2019

Shareholders Meeting 2019 - Welcome speech by Executive Chairman Tomaso Tommasi di Vignano

Tomaso Tommasi di Vignano


Shareholders Meeting 2019 - CEO Stefano Venier introduces the Sustainability Report 2018

Stefano Venier




We hereby announce that a note of convocation has been published on the Company's website (www.gruppohera.it) for the Ordinary Shareholders Meeting convened at the registered office of Hera S.p.A. - Viale C. Berti Pichat n. 2/4, Bologna - in the "Spazio Hera" area - on 30 April 2019 at 10:00 in a single call to discuss and resolve on the following:


  1. Financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2018, management report, profit allotment proposal and Board of Statutory Auditors and Independent Auditors report: related and consequent resolutions. Presentation of the consolidated financial statements as at 31 December 2018.
    Presentation of the Sustainability Report - Consolidated non-financial statement drafted pursuant to legislative decree no. 254/2016.
  2. Presentation of the corporate governance report and non-binding resolutions pertaining to remuneration policies.
  3. Renewal of authorisation to purchase treasury shares and procedures for arrangement of the same: related and consequent resolutions.

The full text of the proposed resolutions, together with the related reports and the documents which will be put to the meeting, are available to the public at the company headquarters and on the Company website (www.gruppohera.it), as well as on the authorized storage website 1Info (www.1Info.it) under the legal terms foreseen for each of the subjects treated.

Right to attend and participation by proxy

All those entitled to vote at the end of the accounting day of 17 April 2019 (record date), and those from whom the Company has received the relevant notification from an authorised intermediary, are eligible to attend the Shareholders Meeting. Each person entitled to take part can nominate a representative to attend the Shareholders' Meeting, pursuant to the law, with the right to use for this purpose the proxy form available on the Company's website (www.gruppohera.it).

The Company has appointed Computershare S.p.A. as a representative whom shareholders with voting rights can nominate as a proxy with instructions for voting, using the dedicated form available on the Company's website.

Other shareholders' rights

The note of convocation of the Meeting, available on the Company's website (www.gruppohera.it), contains all pertinent information and detailed instructions as to the right Shareholders may exercise (proposing questions and integrating the agenda).

Shareholders meeting notice (140 Kb - PDF)
Minutes of the ordinary shareholders meeting (387 Kb - PDF)

Explanatory administrators' report on the subject matter listed at point 2 of the agenda (2488 Kb - PDF)
Explanatory administrators' report for items 3 on the agenda (180 Kb - PDF)

  • Procedure for participation and voting by proxy

    Each legitimate participant can opt to be represented at the Shareholders Meeting, as established by the law, by conferring a mandate either:

    The mandate can be conferred to Computershare S.p.A. within 26 April 2019 and will be valid only for resolutions submitted to the Shareholders Meeting for which the delegating shareholder has conferred voting instructions through said form.

    If, for technical reasons, the proxy forms cannot be made available in electronic format, they will be transmitted following a simple request by telephone to 011.0923200.

    For notification of the proxies, whether in electronic format or otherwise, the instructions provided on the form itself must be followed.

  • Right to ask questions before the Shareholders' Meeting

    Pursuant to Article 127-ter of the TUF, shareholders can ask questions about subjects on the agenda prior to the meeting.
    Requests must be sent to the Company within 27 April 2019 in writing via fax to 051.287244 or by completing the dedicated form. Each request must be accompanied by the personal details of the inquiring shareholder (first and last name or denomination of an institution or company, place and date of birth and tax code).
    Those who have certified their share ownership as of 17 April 2019 (record date) will be entitled to receive a reply. For this purpose the depositary intermediary will be asked for the specific communication certifying the ownership of the shares pertaining to the actual applicant valid until the above-mentioned date. This communication must be sent by the intermediary by electronic post to the address hera@pecserviziotitoli.it. If the shareholder has requested a certificate of legitimacy from the depositary intermediary to participate at the Shareholders Meeting, it will suffice to include in the request the references of this communication or, at least, the name of the intermediary.
    A reply will be given to the requests received, pursuant to Article 127-ter of the TUF, after verifying their relevance and the legitimacy of the inquirer, though the dedicated section of this website or, alternatively, during the proceedings of the meeting.

  • Right to make additions to the agenda and submit proposals for approval

    Pursuant to Article 126-bis of the TUF, shareholders who represent one fortieth of the share capital, whether alone or collectively, are entitled to request additions to the items on the agenda and submit proposals for approval on items already on the agenda, within 7 April 2019, indicating in their request the additional items and/or resolutions proposed. No additions may be made to items on which the Shareholders Meeting deliberates following a proposal from the directors, or based on a project or report prepared by the directors, other than those specified in Article 125-ter, paragraph 1 of the TUF.
    Requests must be submitted to the Company in writing by registered letter with return receipt, addressed to HERA S.p.A., Viale C. Berti Pichat no. 2/4, Bologna, or by certified email to heraspa@pec.gruppohera.it and must be accompanied by a report on the issues or further resolutions proposed for discussion.
    Certification of the ownership of shares and the necessary stakeholding required by shareholders to exercise the right pursuant to Article 126-bis of the TUF must be expressed in a dedicated communication effective as of the request date, sent by the depositary intermediary to hera@pecserviziotitoli.it.

  • Information as to share capital

    The share capital is currently represented by 1,489,538,745 ordinary shares, each with a nominal value of Euro 1, of which 1,468,147,654 currently enjoy voting rights. Any change in treasury shares with suspended voting rights will be announced at the opening of the meeting.

Shareholders' Meeting - 30 April 2019

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