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Ubisoft shed more light on its annual meeting where its slate of directors was elected despite a looming takeover battle with French media company Vivendi.
Ubisoft said the shareholders expressed “massive support for the strategy and management of Ubisoft.” It approved the re-election of Yves Guillemot and Gérard Guillemot as directors; and two new independent directors, Frédérique Dame and Florence Naviner, were also elected on Ubisoft’s recommendation.
The meeting had a quorum of 76.54 percent votes present. Shareholders also approved the components of the compensation of the company’s executive corporate officers for the financial year, which ended March 31, 2016.
Within the extraordinary portion of the general meeting, some resolutions “were rejected due to Vivendi’s systematic obstruction, impeding the proper functioning of the company, in particular regarding its competitive compensation policy for its talents.”
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The board now comprises 10 members, including five independent directors and four women. Ubisoft said it reached its stated objective of 50 percent independent board members and plans to exceed this threshold by 2017 at the latest.
Yves Guillemot, Chairman and CEO of Ubisoft said in a statement, “We are delighted by the continued support of the vast majority of our shareholders. Ubisoft is confidently pursuing its strategy of growth and value creation.”
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