The Shareholders of UniCredit S.p.A. (the "Company") are hereby convened for the Ordinary and Extraordinary Shareholders' Meeting to be held on 27 October 2023, at 10 a.m., in Milan, UniCredit Tower Hall, via Fratelli Castiglioni 12, in a single call.
The Meeting is convened to decide on the following
- Authorisation to purchase treasury shares aimed at remunerating the shareholders. Consequent and inherent resolutions
- Cancellation of treasury shares with no reduction of share capital; consequent amendment to clause 5 of the Articles of Association. Consequent and inherent resolutions
- Amendments to the Articles of Association to adopt the one-tier corporate governance system
Right to attend and vote at the Shareholders' Meeting
Pursuant to Article 83-sexies of the TUF, those who can legitimately attend and vote at the Shareholders' Meeting are the persons for whom, at their own request and within the terms provided by current provisions of the law, the brokers who hold the accounts on which the UniCredit shares are recorded have sent to the Company the communications confirming the entitlement to this right according to the records referred to at the end of the accounting day on 18 October 2023 (the so-called record date). The credit and debt recordings carried out on the accounts after this date are not counted as significant: therefore, those who will prove to be shareholders only after such date will not have the right to attend and vote at the Meeting.
No provisions have been made for voting by correspondence or by using electronic means.
Voting proxies and the Company-Designated Proxy Holder
Those who have the right to vote may be represented in the Meeting through execution of a written proxy pursuant to current regulatory provisions. To that end, it is possible to use either the proxy form issued by the authorised intermediaries at the request of the voting rights holder or the proxy form available on the Company's website. The representative may deliver or send to the Company a copy or a digital copy of the proxy in place of the original confirming, under his/her own responsibility, the identity of the delegating shareholder and that the document is a true copy of the original. The Company may be given notice of the voting proxy granted by means of a document in electronic format with a qualified electronic signature or digital signature by sending an e-mail to email@example.com.
The proxy may also be given to Computershare S.p.A., with registered office in Milan and offices at via Nizza, 262/73 in Turin, the Representative designated for this purpose by the Company pursuant to Article 135-undecies of the TUF, in accordance with the procedures provided for by the current legislation. The proxy to the Company-Designated Proxy Holder, with voting instructions on all or some of the proposals on the agenda, shall be conferred through the specific proxy form prepared by the Designated Proxy Holder itself and available on UniCredit website at www.unicreditgroup.eu/agm27october2023. The proxy form with voting instructions must be submitted, following the indications therein, by 25 October 2023. Alternatively, within the same deadline, it will be possible to proceed with the guided filling in of the proxy form and voting instructions and their transmission using the specific web application managed by Computershare S.p.A., accessible through a specific link on the UniCredit website.
The proxy and voting instructions can always be cancelled within the specified deadline, using the procedures specified above. The proxy is effective only for proposals in relation to which voting instructions have been given.
Addition of items to the agenda, submission of new resolution proposals on items already on the agenda
The right to add new items to the Shareholders' Meeting agenda and/or to submit new resolution proposals on items already on the agenda may be exercised by Shareholders that, even jointly, hold at least 0.50% of the share capital in the cases and according to the methods established by Article 126-bis of the TUF, within 10 days from the publication of this notice of call. Additions to the agenda are not admissible on topics for which the Shareholders' Meeting has been called upon to resolve, according to law, following the submission of proposals by the Directors, or based on plans or reports drafted by the Directors, other than those indicated in Article 125-ter, sec. 1 of the TUF.
The requests - together with the documentation certifying the ownership of the shareholding - must be sent to the attention of the "Group Corporate Affairs Department" and submitted in writing, or sent via registered mail with the notice of receipt, to UniCredit S.p.A.'s Registered Office; the requests may also be sent via certified e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Within the same deadline, and by using the same means, a report giving the reason for the request or the proposal must be sent to the Board of Directors by the requiring or applying Shareholders. The legitimation of the Shareholders shall be ascertained based on the notice given by the broker according to Article 43 of the Bank of Italy-Consob Resolution dated 13 August 2018 (Regulation of central counterparties, central securities depositories and centralized management).
Additions to the agenda or further resolution proposals on items already on the agenda will be subject to public notice, in the same ways established for the publication of the notice of call, by 12 October 2023. At the same time the submitted reports drawn up by those requiring additions and/or further resolution proposals will be made available to the public, together with any consideration of the Board of Directors, in the same ways provided for the documents concerning the Meeting.
Any person entitled to vote may individually submit resolution proposals at the Shareholders' Meeting.
Questions on the items on the agenda before the Shareholders' Meeting
As provided for in Article 127-ter of the TUF, those who are entitled to vote may submit questions pertaining to items on the agenda prior to the Shareholders' Meeting by sending these:
- via e-mail to email@example.com or
- via registered mail with the notice of receipt to the Company's Registered Office (with the express indication: "To the attention of the Group Corporate Affairs Department"),
with their identification and contact details.
The entitlement of those asking questions shall be ascertained based on the notice given by the broker according to Article 43 of the Bank of Italy-Consob Resolution dated 13 August 2018, or by means of the communication pursuant to Article 83-sexies of the TUF to allow attendance at the Shareholders' Meeting. Those interested are invited to send the Company, together with their questions, a copy of the documentation proving their entitlement.
The questions must be received no later than 20 October 2023. The questions that will result to be pertinent to the matters on the agenda, will be answered, at the latest, during the Shareholders' Meeting as established by the rules of the law.
The Company will not answer questions that do not respect the above modalities, due dates and conditions.
Documents for the Shareholders' Meeting
The resolution proposals together with the Directors' Reports concerning the items on the agenda will be available to the public, according to the terms provided for by the rules of law and regulations, at the Company's Registered Office, on the website of the authorized storage mechanism "eMarket STORAGE" managed by Teleborsa S.r.L. (www.emarketstorage.com) as well as on the UniCredit website.
In accordance with the current law provisions, the Shareholders may obtain a copy of the documents deposited at the Registered Office at their own expense.
Information concerning the share capital and the shares with voting rights
On the day this notice is published, UniCredit's share capital, fully paid-up, amounts to EUR 21,277,874,388.48 and is divided into 1,784,633,080 shares with no nominal value. Each share gives the right to one vote.
Website and Company address
Any reference made in this document to the Company or to UniCredit website is to be understood as a reference, also pursuant to the provisions of Article 125-quater of the TUF, to the following address:
The address of UniCredit S.p.A.'s Registered Office is Piazza Gae Aulenti no. 3, Tower A - 20154 Milan.
An excerpt of this notice is published in the daily newspaper "Il Sole 24 Ore".
Milan, 21 September 2023
THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Signed by Pietro Carlo Padoan
Shareholders having the right to attend the Shareholders' Meeting and to exercise their right to vote are kindly requested to arrive before the time scheduled for the beginning of the Meeting, bringing with them a copy of the statement requested by the relevant intermediary pursuant to sec. 83-sexies of the TUF as well as a valid personal identification document, so as to facilitate the admission procedures and ensure that the Meeting starts on time.
Further Information on the terms and conditions to attend Shareholders' Meeting, which must be observed for adding items to the agenda and for asking questions prior to the Shareholders' Meetin, can be obtained by the Shareholders by calling the TOLL-FREE NUMBER 800.307.307, available on weekdays from 8:30 to 13:00 and from 14:00 to 17:00, in addition to the reference to the current laws and indications available on the UniCredit website.
For specific information on granting proxies to the Company-Designated Proxy Holder, the Shareholders may directly contact Computershare S.p.A. at the telephone number +390110923200 operating on the same days and at the same times.
Shareholders who entertain an equity deposit agreement with the Bank and who can carry out transactions by means of the UniCredit S.p.A. Internet Banking system may ask for the admittance tickets for the Meeting also through such means.
e mail: firstname.lastname@example.org