This excerpt taken from the TI 6-K filed Feb 27, 2009.
GENERAL SHAREHOLDERS MEETING
The Board of Directors has convened the Shareholders Meeting:
On April 6: first call in extraordinary session;
On April 7: first call in ordinary session and second call in extraordinary session;
On April 8: second call in ordinary session and third call in extraordinary session.
A proposal will be put before the Shareholders Meeting, along with the approval of the annual financial statements, to distribute a dividend of 5 euro cents per ordinary share and 6.1 euro cents per saving share. The dividend shall be paid out from April 23, 2009, ex-coupon on April 20, 2009.
Appointment of Board of Auditors
The Shareholders' Meeting shall also be called upon to appoint a new Board of Auditors, as the current Board completes its term upon adoption of the 2008 financial statements. Shareholders shall make all appointments to the audit body (five standing auditors and four alternate auditors) through a list voting system. Those eligible shareholders who, either singly or in partnership with others, hold at least 0.5% of ordinary share capital may present their candidates by March 23, as per applicable regulations. The Shareholders' Meeting shall also pass a resolution to appoint the Chairman of the Board of Auditors (from one of the auditors elected on a minority list), and decide upon the remuneration for which Board members are eligible.
Amendments to Article 5 of the Company's Articles of Association
In extraordinary session, the Shareholders' Meeting shall be called upon to renew proxies and issue convertible shares and bonds (the current authorizations expire in May) by modifying Article 5 of the company's Articles of Association .
It is recommended that for a five-year period, the Board of Directors shall be empowered to:
Increase paid-up share capital up to a maximum nominal aggregate of 880,000,000 euros through the issue of ordinary shares to be offered as options to those eligible or, with regard to a portion of these shares, to be offered to employees working for the company or for its subsidiaries, excluding the rights pursuant to the joint provisions of article 2441, final sub-section, of the Italian civil code, and article 134, second sub-section, of Decree Law no. 58/1998;
Issue bonds convertible into ordinary shares to be offered as an option to those eligible, up to an aggregate nominal total of 1 billion euros.
The amendments to the Articles of Association resulting from these proposed mandates do not require any member who is in disagreement to exercise an opt out.
Pursuant to paragraph 2, Article 154-bis of Italys Financial Law, the Executive in charge of preparing the corporate and accounting documents (Marco Patuano), hereby declares that the accounting information contained herein corresponds to the Companys documentation, accounting books and records.
The results for 2008 shall be presented to the financial community during a conference call, starting at 4 pm (Italian Standard Time).
Journalists will be able to join the conference call in listen only mode by dialing +39 06 33168.
Journalists who are unable to listen in live may access a recording of the presentation by calling +39 06 334843, (access code 232241#).
This excerpt taken from the TI 6-K filed Mar 6, 2008.
GENERAL SHAREHOLDERS MEETING
The Board of Directors has convened the Shareholders Meeting on the following dates:
April 12: first call of extraordinary session;
April 13: first call of ordinary session and second call of extraordinary session;