Bezons, on December 30, 2016
Atos SE held today a Combined General Meeting chaired by Mr. Thierry Breton, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, with a participation rate of 67%.
All resolutions submitted by the Board of Directors were approved by a very large majority.
In particular, the shareholders approved, by a 99.99% majority vote, the first resolution on the Group’s main strategic guidelines for the 2017-2019 period, which had been presented at the “Investor Day” of November 8, 2016. These guidelines aim at accompanying the Group’s customers in their digital transformation within a secured cyberspace, to consolidate Atos’ leadership in Infrastructure & Data Management and capitalize on the Group’s unique offers in Big data, Cyber Security, payments and Business & Platform Solutions, to support a solid growth for the next 3 years.
In that context, the General Meeting renewed the term of office as Director of Mr. Thierry Breton for 3 years. By anticipation of the new law ”Sapin 2” on pre-approval of CEO’s compensation policies, Atos SE’s shareholders also approved the features and criteria of Mr. Thierry Breton’s yearly compensation, in his capacity as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, for the next three years.
The Board of directors, which met after the General Meeting, was pleased with the strong shareholders’ attendance rate at the meeting, and on the basis of the General Meeting’s decisions, decided to renew Mr. Thierry Breton as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for the duration of his mandate as Director.
Finally, the General Meeting approved the modifications of the articles of association aiming at raising the age limit for the exercise of the office of Chief Executive Officer at 75 years old, and the age limit for the exercise of the office of Chairman of the Board of directors at 80 years old.
The voting results of the Combined General Meeting are detailed on Atos website
Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital transformation with circa 100,000 employees in 72 countries and pro forma annual revenue of circa € 12 billion. Serving a global client base, the Group is the European leader in Big Data, Cybersecurity, Digital Workplace and provides Cloud services, Infrastructure & Data Management, Business & Platform solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payment industry. With its cutting edge technologies, digital expertise and industry knowledge, the Group supports the digital transformation of its clients across different business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications, and Transportation. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, Unify and Worldline.
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