This excerpt taken from the LUX 6-K filed Jun 4, 2008.
Born in 1962. He graduated with a degree in Business Economics with highest honours in 1987 from the University Luigi Bocconi in Milan, he enrolled in the Register of the Chartered Accountants in 1988. He also enrolled in the Register of the Auditors in 1995. After his experience as auditor with Arthur Andersen, he has been carrying out his activity with Studio Biscozzi Nobili since 1990 as partner since 1995. He is an author of publications and speaker at conventions on tributary subjects. Professor by contract at the University of Castellanza.
He is presently auditor of Heinz Italia S.p.A., Nomura Italia SIM p.A., Riva Acciaio S.p.A. and Riva Fire S.p.A.
The auditors comply with the requirements provided by law and, in particular, art. 148, par. 3. TUF.
Auditing. The activity of auditing is entrusted to an auditing company enrolled in the certified
Auditors register, whose appointment is determined by the Shareholders meeting.
The auditing company serving until the approval of the balance sheet as of December 31, 2011 is Deloitte & Touche, in accordance with the resolution of the shareholders meeting of June 14, 2006.
The Group procedure to appoint external auditors, adopted to safeguard the external auditors independence and the fundamental guarantee of reliability of the accounting report with respect to the companies granting the engagements, was modified on February 14, 2008 in order to make it consistent with the new regulations on the subject.
The procedure is available at www.luxottica.com.
Manager charged with preparing a companys financial reports. The Board of Directors, by resolution of July 26, 2007, effective as of August 1, 2007, according to the provisions of art. 154 bis of TUF and art. 19 of the by-laws, has appointed the Chief Financial Officer of the Group, Enrico Cavatorta, as the Manager charged with preparing a companys financial reports.
The appointed Manager will remain in office until: (a) cessation of the entire board of directors which appointed him, (b) dismissal from the office or (c) revocation of the office by the Board itself. All the powers and the means to exercise the office of Manager have been assigned to the same, according to the applicable instructions of TUF and the related performance regulations. In particular, the Manager has been assigned the power relating to: (i) the assignment of adequate administrative and accounting resources for the preparation of the consolidated balance sheet as well as any other communication of a financial nature; (ii) the issuance of certifications in accordance to art. 154 bis par. 2 TUF with reference to the acts and communications of the Company disclosed to the market and relating to the accounting report, the six-month report and the consolidated accounts of the Company; (iii) the issuance, together with the Chief Executive Officer, of certifications in accordance to art. 154 bis par. 5 TUF relating to the balance sheet, the six-month report and the consolidated financial statements; and (iv) more generally, the power to perform any activity that is necessary or useful for the appropriate performance of such task; all this with power to expend Company funds within the limits of the powers already conferred to Doctor Cavatorta, except that the Manager may spend amounts in excess of the aforementioned limits, where necessary, upon specific request by the Manager, and with prior resolution by the Board of Directors.