The Shareholders’ Meeting of Arnoldo Mondadori Editore S.p.A., held on 22 Aprile 2020 and chaired by Marina Berlusconi, approved the financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2019 and reviewed the 2019 consolidated financial statements of the Mondadori Group. The net result amounts to € 28.2 million (IFRS 16), in line with forecasts.

In his report, CEO Ernesto Mauri presented the key figures on the performance of the Mondadori Group in 2019, as disclosed to the market on 17 March.

The Chief Executive Officer also confirmed that the current events related to the Covid-19 emergency do not change the Group’s solid medium-long term prospects.

The Shareholders’ Meeting, also following the voting intention expressed by the shareholder Fininvest S.p.A. and disclosed on 8 April, resolved not to distribute a dividend, as proposed on 17 March 2020 by the Board of Directors, and to allocate the entire profit of Arnoldo Mondadori Editore S.p.A. at 31 December 2019 to the extraordinary reserve, amounting to € 28.2 million (IFRS 16).

The Shareholders’ Meeting resolved on the following additional items on the agenda:

Report on remuneration policy and compensation paid
The Shareholders’ Meeting approved Section One of the Report on remuneration policy and compensation paid. The Shareholders’ Meeting also voted in favour of Section Two of the Report.

Renewal of the authorization to purchase and dispose of treasury shares
Given the approaching expiry of the previous authorization resolved on 17 April 2019, the Meeting renewed the authorization to purchase treasury shares up to a cap of 10% of its share capital. The Shareholders’ Meeting also authorized to sell the Treasury Shares acquired by the Company in compliance with Article 2357-ter of the Italian Civil Code.

To date, Arnoldo Mondadori Editore S.p.A. holds a total of no. 2,938,293 treasury shares (1.124% of the share capital).

2020-2022 Performance Share Plan
The Shareholders’ Meeting held today approved, pursuant to Article 114-bis of Legislative Decree 58/1998 and in keeping with the introduction of performance share plans approved in the past for the medium/long-term remuneration of executive directors and key management personnel, the establishment of a Performance Share Plan for the three-year period 2020-2022 intended for the CFO – Executive Director and certain managers of the Company, in accordance with the conditions previously disclosed to the market on 17 March 2020, pursuant to Article 84 bis, paragraph 1, of Issuer Regulation 11971/1999.

For details on the 2020-2022 Performance Share Plan, the beneficiaries and the main characteristics of the Regulations of the Plan, reference should be made to the Information Document drawn up by the governing body, pursuant to CONSOB Regulation no. 11971/1999, and to the Explanatory Report, published on the Company’s website www.mondadori.it “Governance/Shareholders’ Meeting” section.

The minutes of today’s Shareholders’ Meeting will be made publicly available in the manner and within the time limits of law.