Paris, December 27, 2013. Atos, an international IT services company, today held
an Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders chaired by the Company's Chairman
and CEO, Mr. Thierry Breton, with a participation rate of 67.65%.
All resolutions submitted by the Board of Directors were approved by a very
In particular, the shareholders expressed in the first resolution a favorable
opinion on the Group main strategic guidelines over the period 2014-2016, as
they were disclosed at the "Analyst Day" of November 15, 2013. These guidelines
aim at developing both the IT services and the Payment activities (Worldline) of
Atos, and support Atos' ambition to become the European reference player for
providing IT technologies and services worldwide.
Pursuant to this resolution adopted by 99.63%, the Shareholders' Meeting also
approved the decision of the Board of Directors concerning all of the components
of the Chairman and CEO's compensation for the duration of the 2014-2016
Additionally, the Shareholders' Meeting approved (97.55%) the resolution
submitted in connection with the conclusion of a settlement agreement with the
Dutch employee pension fund, allowing to finalize the Group's commitments
regarding their pensions. The shareholders were invited to decide on the
enlargement for this purpose of the share buyback program already approved
during the Combined General Meeting of May 29, 2013. As a result, it will be
possible to implement the settlement agreement by payment to the Dutch pension
fund in Atos SE shares in the interest of the parties.
Yearly review by the Board of Directors of the implementation of the AFEP-MEDEF
The Company committed in 2008 to implementing the AFEP-MEDEF corporate
governance code for listed companies, relating to, notably, the conditions of
compensation of senior corporate officers, and it regularly reports thereon. The
Board of Atos met on December 19, 2013 to perform an annual review of the
implementation by the Company of these governance principles, taking into
account the revised AFEP-MEDEF Code of June 2013.
The Board wanted to assess the implementation of these provisions with regard to
the Company's registration document for 2012, compared against the statistics
set out in the 5(th) yearly report of October 2013 regarding the implementation
of the AFEP-MEDEF recommendations by companies in 2012. Following this meeting,
to which participated some elected representatives of the Company's employees
(pursuant to an agreement dated December 14, 2012 in connection with the
transformation of Atos to a European Company), the Board of Atos considered that
the system put in place by the Company on corporate governance, including on the
CEO's compensation, is fully compliant with the recommendations of the AFEP-
The complete and detailed document which supported this Board assessment is made
available on Atos' website.
Atos SE (Societas europaea) is an international information technology services
company with 2012 annual revenue of EUR 8.8 billion and 77,000 employees in 52
countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers IT services in 3 domains,
Consulting & Technology Services, Systems Integration and Managed Services &
BPO, and transactional services through Worldline. With its deep technology
expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across the following
market sectors: Manufacturing, Retail & Services; Public sector, Healthcare&
Transports; Financial Services; Telco, Media & Utilities.
Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps
organizations to create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide
Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is quoted
on the NYSE Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos
Consulting & Technology Services, Worldline and Atos Worldgrid.
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