UniCredit today confirmed that its annual shareholders meeting pertaining to financial year 2019 is to be held on 9 April 2020. In order to protect the health of its shareholders, employees and other relevant attendees, it has been decided that the shareholders meeting will take place behind closed doors as per the provisions communicated by the Italian government on 17 March 2020.
All relevant information as to grant proxy to the single representative and how to vote, how to ask questions before the meeting, when to get answers from the Company will be found in the integration of the notice of call published today also in the UniCredit website (www.unicreditgroup.eu)
Following the communication disclosed on March 9, 2020 concerning the ordinary and extraordinary shareholders' meeting called for April 9, 2020 (the "Shareholders' Meeting") and the successive entry into force of the "Cura Italia" Decree Law, no. 18/2020, (the "Decree") which introduced some exceptional provisions related to the COVID-19 emergency applicable to the shareholders' meetings of listed companies, UniCredit S.p.A. hereby informs about the amendment and integration of the notice of call published on March 9, 2020.
In particular, in order to minimise the risks connected with the ongoing health emergency, the Company has decided to make use of the right - established by the Decree - to provide in the notice of call that the shareholders' attendance at the meeting shall be made exclusively through a single representative ("Company-Designated Proxy Holder") provided for by article 135-undecies of the Consolidated Finance Act ("TUF"), without physical participation by the shareholders. In accordance with the aforesaid provision, shareholders who intend to participate in the Shareholders' Meeting must therefore grant proxy and voting instructions to Computershare S.p.A.; the aforesaid designated representative may also be granted, by any delegated, sub-delegations pursuant to Article 135-novies TUF, even in derogation of the provisions of Article 135-undecies, paragraph 4, TUF.
In this regard, in order to facilitate the submission of the proxy and voting instructions, until 12:00 p.m. on April 8, 2020 from the UniCredit website (www.unicreditgroup.eu) it will be possible to fill in and send the relevant form prepared by Computershare, also online and in a guided manner.
Furthermore, in order for shareholders to express their vote taking into account the answers provided by the Company to any questions made before the Shareholders' Meeting within the deadline set (2 April 2020), we inform that UniCredit will publish on its website by 7 April 2020 the answers to the shareholders' questions on the agenda items.
In view of the consequent reduced number of people physically attending the Shareholders' Meeting, UniCredit S.p.A. has finally decided to change the venue of the Shareholders' Meeting, which will be held in Milan, at UniCredit's registered office in Piazza Gae Aulenti 3, Tower A, starting at 10:00 a.m..
All other indications contained in the notice of call, including the agenda, as well as the publication of the Shareholders' Meeting documents already made by the Company, remain unchanged.
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