This excerpt taken from the LUX 6-K filed May 12, 2009.
Luxottica Group S. p. A.s capital is made up exclusively of fully paid up ordinary shares entitled to voting rights at both ordinary and extraordinary shareholders meetings.
As of February 28, 2009, the share capital was euro 27,809,887.98, with 463,498,133 shares outstanding, each having a nominal value of euro 0.06.
The Company does not hold treasury shares directly. However, a US subsidiary, Arnette Optics Illusions Inc., owns 6,434,786 Luxottica Group shares.
The shareholders meeting on May 13, 2008 authorised, for a period of 18 months after such date, the purchase and subsequent placement - the latter with no time restraints - of treasury shares for up to a maximum number of 18,500,000 ordinary shares. Under such authorisation, it will also be possible to purchase the 6,434,786 Luxottica Group shares held by the subsidiary Arnette Optics Illusions Inc.
As of April 25, 2009, the Company has not initiated any buy back operations.