Digi Communications N.V.: Convocation of the Company’s General Shareholders Meeting for 2 May 2018 for the Approval of, among Others, the 2017 Annual Report and of the 2017 Financial Statements
The Company would like to inform the market and its investors that today, 21 March 2018, the Board of Directors of the Company convenes the general shareholders meeting of the shareholders (the “GSM”) of the Company (Digi Communications N.V.), to be held on Wednesday, 2 May 2018 at 12:00 p.m. CEST, at Radisson Blu Hotel Amsterdam airport, Boeing avenue 2, 1119 PB Schiphol-Rrijk, The Netherlands.
The main topics for the GSM are the following:
- discussion and approval items on the Annual Report 2017 (including the annual report, the financial statements (consolidated and stand-alone) and the auditor report);
- appointment of the statutory auditor for the year ending 31 December 2018;
- approval for the distribution of a gross dividend of 0.35 RON per share; ex-date – 21 May 2018, reference date – 22 May 2018, and the payment date – 29 May 2018;
- designation of the Board of Directors as the competent body to repurchase own Class B Shares;
- approval of award of stock options and shares to executive and non-executive directors and relating amendment of the remuneration policy, and of the Company’s Stock Option Plan;
- authorization for the Board of Directors to decide upon the award of stock options and shares to executive and non-executive directors and relating amendment of the remuneration policy for non-executive directors.
We kindly invite the market to visit the Company’s website at http://www.digi-communications.ro/en/general-share-holders (for English readers) and at http://www.digi-communications.ro/ro/aga (for Romanian readers) to review the documentation package for the GSM.
The above-mentioned section from the Company’s website also contain the English and Romanian complete versions of the 2017 Annual Report, the 2017 Consolidated and Stand-alone Financial Statements of the Company, as well as the Independent Auditor’s Report.
The document named ‘Agenda and explanatory notes’ contains detailed descriptions regarding the items for the GSM.
Any shareholder interested in attending or voting at the GSM needs to follow the procedures set out in the articles of association of the Company (available at http://www.digi-communications.ro/en/corporate-governance) and on the ‘Convocation Notice’ available at http://www.digi-communications.ro/en/general-share-holders).
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS OF DIGI COMMUNICATIONS N.V. (THE COMPANY) TO BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2018 AT 12:00 P.M. CEST AT RADISSON BLU HOTEL AMSTERDAM AIRPORT, BOEING AVENUE 2, 1119 PB SCHIPHOL-RIJK, THE NETHERLANDS
2. Annual Report 2017
a. Board report 2017 (discussion item)
b. Application of the remuneration policy in 2017 (discussion item)
c. Corporate governance of the Company and compliance with the Dutch Corporate Governance Code (discussion item)
d. Dividend and Reservations Policy (discussion item)
e. Adoption of the 2017 Annual Accounts (voting item)
f. Distribution of dividend (voting item)
g. Release from liability of the members of Board of Directors (voting item)
3. Appointment of Statutory Auditor (voting item)
4. Designation of the Board of Directors as the competent body to repurchase own Class B Shares (voting item)
5. Approval of award of stock options and shares to executive and non-executive directors and relating amendment of the remuneration policy, and of the Company’s Stock Option Plan
a. Authorize the Board of Directors to decide upon the award of stock options and shares to executive and non-executive directors and relating amendment of the remuneration policy for non-executive directors (voting item)
b. Amendment of the Company’s Share Option Plan (voting item)
6. Close of Meeting
The agenda and explanatory notes together with the Annual Report 2017 will be posted on the website of the Company (www.digi-communications.ro) from 21 March 2018 onwards and will, with effect from the same date, be available for inspection and obtainable free of charge at the offices of the Company (tel. +40314006505 and address: Dr. N. Staicovici 75, fourth floor, Bucharest, Romania).
In accordance with the statutory provisions of the Dutch Civil Code, shareholders entitled to attend and vote at the AGM, are the persons who (i) are registered as shareholder in one of the (sub)registers as described below on the 28th day prior to the AGM and therefore on Wednesday 4 April 2018 (the Reference Date ) after all debit and credit entries have been handled as per the Registration Date and (ii) in addition have registered themselves in the manner mentioned below. The designated (sub)registers are the administration records of the Romanian Central Depository (Depozitarul Central S.A.), and the shareholders’ register of the Company.
Class A shares: holders of registered class A shares as well as holders of rights of usufruct and pledgees with voting rights in respect of these shares who wish to attend the AGM must notify the Company of their intended attendance, which notice, accompanied where applicable by notarized written power of attorney (see below), must have been received by Mrs. Carmen Otelea, the external legal counsel appointed as the company secretary of the Company (address: Dr. N. Staicovici 75, fourth floor, Bucharest, Romania and e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than by Thursday 25 April 2018 at 17.00 hours EEST.
Class B shares: holders of class B shares as well as holders of rights of usufruct and pledgees with voting rights in respect of these shares who wish to attend the AGM must notify the Company in writing of their wish to attend, which notice, accompanied where applicable by notarized written power of attorney (see below), must have been received by Mrs. Carmen Otelea, the external legal counsel appointed as the company secretary of the Company (address: Dr. N. Staicovici 75, fourth floor, Bucharest, Romania and e-mail email@example.com) no later than by Thursday 25 April 2018 at 17.00 hours EEST.
Shareholders will receive a receipt confirmation which also serves as entrance registration form for the meeting.
No shareholder will be able to vote by (electronic) correspondence. The actual exercise of the vote will be made at the AGM, either in person or based on a written power of attorney, in compliance with the requirements stated herein.
Powers of Attorney and voting instructions
A shareholder or holder of a right of usufruct or pledge, who does not wish to attend the AGM in person, may grant an electronic or written power of attorney and voting instructions to a third person to vote at the AGM on his behalf. In such case, the shareholder shall have to register his shares in the manner as described above together with a copy of a duly notarized power of attorney.
The shareholder may also grant duly notarized power of attorney with voting instruction(s) to Mrs. Carmen Otelea, the external legal counsel appointed as the Company’s corporate secretary (address: Dr. N. Staicovici 75, fourth floor, Bucharest, Romania). The shareholder will also notify the Company of an electronic copy of the duly notarized power of attorney at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A template of the power of attorney can be obtained free of charge, in both Romanian and English format language, through the website of the Company (www.digi-communications.ro, on the section dedicated to the AGM). Whenever one shareholder choses to use a different format for the power of attorney, the power of attorney will need to be sufficiently specific and to grant an unequivocal, sufficient and valid right to participate and vote at the AGM. The Chairman of the AGM will be entitled to reject any document not meeting these minimum requirements at its discretion.
Prior to the AGM, as a condition for allowing the participant to attend and vote, the confirmation statement of registration as received from the Company as well as an original copy of the written and duly notarized power of attorney shall have to be handed in by the authorized person at the registration desk.
Persons entitled to attend the AGM will be requested to identify themselves at the Registration Desk prior to admission to the AGM and are therefore requested to bring a valid identity document.
Issued capital and voting rights of the Company
At the day of this convocation the Company has an issued share capital of EUR 6,918,042.52 consisting of 65,756,028 Class A Shares, each having a nominal value of EUR 0.10 and 34,243,972 Class B Shares, each share having a nominal value of EUR 0.01. 5,609,361 Class A Shares and 997,154 Class B Shares are held by the Company in its own share capital (in treasury). No votes may be cast for shares held by the Company in its own share capital. Therefore, the total number of voting rights at that day amounts to in total 634,713,488.
For additional information, please visit the Company’s website at: www.digi-communications.ro
About Digi Communications NV
Digi is the parent holding company of RCS & RDS, a leading provider of pay TV and telecommunications services in Romania and Hungary. In addition, RCS & RDS provides mobile services as an MVNO to the large Romanian communities living in Spain and Italy.
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