This excerpt taken from the LUX 6-K filed Jun 25, 2007.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Section 1. Powers of Directors. All corporate powers shall be exercised by or under the authority of, and the business and affairs of the Corporation shall be managed under the direction of, the Board of Directors, except as otherwise provided by the Articles of Incorporation.
Section 2. Number and Qualifications. The number of directors shall be fixed from time to time by resolution of a majority of the Board of Directors or by action of the shareholders taken in accordance with Article I, Section 9 of these Bylaws. Directors must have reached the age of majority. Until modified in accordance with the provisions of these Bylaws, the Board of Directors shall consist of three (3) directors.
Section 3. Election - Term of Office. Except as otherwise provided in these Bylaws, the Board of Directors shall be elected by the shareholders at the annual meeting of shareholders. Nominations of candidates for election as directors at an annual meeting of shareholders may only be made (a) by, or at the direction of, the Board of Directors or (b) by any shareholder of the Corporation who is entitled to vote at the meeting and who complies with the procedures set forth in Article I, Section 11 of these Bylaws. Each director shall hold office for the term for which elected and until his or her successor shall have been elected and qualified. If, for any reason, the directors shall not have been elected at the designated annual meeting, they may be elected at a special meeting of shareholders called for that purpose in the manner provided by these Bylaws.
Section 4. Regular Meetings. Regular meetings of the Board of Directors shall be held immediately following each annual meeting of shareholders and at such other
times and at such places as the Board may determine, and no notice thereof need be given.
Section 5. Special Meetings. Special meetings of the Board of Directors may be held at any time, whenever called by the Chairman of the Board, President or Chief Executive Officer, with notice thereof being given to each director by the officer calling or directed to call the meeting.
Section 6. Notice. No notice is required for regular meetings of the Board of Directors. Notice of special meetings of the Board of Directors, stating the date, time, and place thereof, shall be given, where practicable, at least two (2) days prior to the date of the meeting. The purpose of the meeting need not be given in the notice. Such notice shall be given in the manner provided by Section 3 of Article III of these Bylaws.
Section 7. Waiver of Notice. A director may waive notice of a special meeting of the Board either before or after the meeting, and such waiver shall be deemed to be the equivalent of giving notice. Attendance of a director at a meeting shall constitute waiver of notice of that meeting unless said director, at the beginning of the meeting, or promptly upon such directors arrival, objects to holding the meeting or transacting business at the meeting and does not thereafter vote for or assent to action taken at the meeting. Any waiver by a non-attending director must be in writing, signed by the director entitled to the notice and delivered to the Corporation for inclusion in its corporate records.
Section 8. Quorum of Directors. A majority of the members of the Board of Directors shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. When a quorum is present at any meeting, a majority of the members present thereat shall decide any question brought before such meeting, except as otherwise provided by the Articles of Incorporation or by these Bylaws.
Section 9. Adjournment. A majority of the directors present, even if less than a quorum, may adjourn a meeting and continue it to a later time. Notice of the adjourned meeting or of the business to be transacted thereat, other than by announcement, shall not be necessary. At any adjourned meeting at which a quorum is present, any business may be transacted which could have been transacted at the meeting as originally called.
Section 10. Resignation and Removal. Any director of this Corporation may resign at any time by giving written notice to the Board of Directors, its Chairman, or the President or Secretary of this Corporation. Any such resignation is effective when the notice is delivered, unless the notice specifies a later effective date. A director, any class of directors, or the entire Board of Directors may be removed as prescribed in the Articles of Incorporation.
Section 11. Vacancies. Unless otherwise provided by law, vacancies in the Board of Directors shall be filled by a majority of the directors then in office, though less than a quorum, by the sole remaining director or by action of the shareholders taken in accordance with Article I, Section 9 of these Bylaws.
Section 12. Compensation. By resolution of the Board of Directors, each director may be paid expenses, if any, of attendance at each meeting of the Board of Directors (and each meeting of any committees thereof), and may be paid a stated salary as director, or a fixed sum for attendance at each meeting of the Board of Directors (and each meeting of any committee thereof), or both. No such payment shall preclude any director from serving this Corporation in any other capacity and receiving compensation therefor.
Section 13. Presumption of Assent. A director of this Corporation who is present at a meeting of the Board of Directors at which action on any corporate matter is taken shall be presumed to have assented to the action taken unless:
a. The director objects at the beginning of the meeting, or promptly upon the directors arrival, to holding it or transacting business at the meeting;
b. The directors dissent or abstention from the action taken is entered in the minutes of the meeting; or
c. The director delivers written notice of dissent or abstention to the presiding officer of the meeting before its adjournment or to the Corporation within a reasonable time after adjournment.
The right of dissent or abstention is not available to a director who votes in favor of the action taken.
Section 14. Committees of the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is expressly authorized to create one or more committees of directors in accordance with the provisions of Section 23B.08.250 of the Act. Each committee must have two or more members, who serve at the pleasure of the Board of Directors. The creation of a committee and appointment of members to it must be approved by a majority of all the directors in office when such action is taken or such other number of directors as may be required by Section 23B.08.250(2) of the Act. To the extent specified by the Board of Directors or in the Articles of Incorporation or these Bylaws, each committee may exercise the authority of the Board of Directors under Section 23B.08.010 of the Act; provided, however, a committee may not: (a) authorize or approve a distribution except according to a general formula or method prescribed by the Board of Directors, (b) approve or propose to shareholders action that is required by the Act to be approved by shareholders; (c) fill vacancies on the Board of Directors or on any of its committees, (d) amend the Articles of Incorporation pursuant to Section 23B.10.020 of the Act, (e) adopt, amend or repeal these Bylaws, (f) approve a plan of merger not requiring shareholder approval, or (g) authorize or approve the issuance or sale or contract for sale of shares, or determine the designation and relative rights, preferences, and limitations of a class or series of shares, except that, in the case of this cause (g), the Board of Directors may authorize a committee, or a senior executive officer of the Corporation, to do so within limits specifically prescribed by the Board of Directors.
These excerpts taken from the LUX 6-K filed May 25, 2007.
Board of Directors
In other news, today Luxottica Groups Board of Directors and the Board of Directors of Luxottica S.r.l., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Luxottica Group, approved the previously-announced partial de-merger of Luxottica S.r.l. in favor of its sole shareholder Luxottica Group S.p.A. The approval of said transaction took place in accordance with the provisions of the relative de-merger plan approved on March 27, 2007, and it is hereby announced in accordance with art. 71-bis of Consob Regulation n. 1971/1999.
Luxottica Group S.p.A. holds the entire share capital of Luxottica S.r.l., as a result there will be no increase in the share capital of Luxottica Group S.p.A. For the same reason, the operation does not have any economic nor financial impact on the Group.
The de-merger deed will be executed, in compliance with the relevant provisions of Italian law, ahead of the prescribed 60-day period that begins on the date of registration of the resolutions approved today by the two Boards with the competent Italian Company Registers. The de-merger will be effective as of the first day of the month following the date of the latest registration of the de-merger deed.
Luxottica Group S.p.A. further indicates that, as already stated in previous related announcements, no changes in the remuneration of any of the Directors of Luxottica Group S.p.A. and/or any of its subsidiaries will result from this de-merger and that none of the Directors, Statutory Auditors, General Managers and/or Manager of any of the companies of the group operating under Luxottica Group S.p.A. is involved in such transaction as a related party.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS