PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News:
The Getlink SE (Paris:GET) Combined General Meeting was held at La Cité des Echanges in Marcq-en-Baroeul on Thursday 27 April 2023, under the chairmanship of Jacques Gounon.
The shareholder quorum present or represented, based on a total of 419,254,164 shares present or represented, this year reached the record level of 77.55% of the shares with voting rights.
All resolutions submitted to the vote by the Board of Directors were widely approved1. After having approved the company accounts and consolidated accounts for the 2022 financial year, the Meeting voted on the various elements of remuneration for executive officers with scores ranging from 97.61% to 99.93% and a dividend payment of €0.50 a share entitled to the dividend.
The meeting also approved the appointments of Benoît de Ruffray and Marie Lemarié whose applications were proposed by Eiffage, to replace Perrette Rey and Colette Lewiner. The board still has 15 members with a female participation rate of 42% (excluding the employee representatives) and an independence rate of 50%.
Jacques Gounon, Chairman of the Board warmly thanked Perrette Rey and Colette Lewiner for their invaluable contributions to work of the Board throughout their term of office. Jacques Gounon also warmly thanked the shareholders for their almost unanimous support and commitment.
Getlink SE (Euronext Paris: GET) is, through its subsidiary Eurotunnel, the concessionaire of the Channel Tunnel infrastructure until 2086 and operates Truck and Passenger Shuttle services (cars and coaches) between Folkestone (UK) and Calais (France). Since 31 December 2020 Eurotunnel has been developing the smart border so that the Tunnel remains the fastest, most reliable, easiest and most environmentally friendly way to cross the Channel. Since its inauguration in 1994, more than 481 million people and 99 million vehicles have travelled through the Channel Tunnel. This unique land link, which sees 25% of trade between the Continent and the United Kingdom, has become a vital link reinforced by the ElecLink electrical interconnector installed in the Tunnel, which helps to balance energy needs between France and the United Kingdom. Getlink complements its sustainable mobility services with its rail freight subsidiary Europorte. Committed to "low-carbon" services that control their impact on its environment (through its activities the Group avoids the equivalent of 1.4 million tonne of CO2 per year), Getlink has placed at the heart of its concerns the place given to people, nature and places.
1 The detail of the votes resolution by resolution will be published as soon as possible on the Group’s website, on the page dedicated to Getlink’s Combined General Meeting: https://www.getlinkgroup.com/en/shareholders-investors/2023-general-meeting/