San Donato Milanese (MI), 12 April 2014 - With reference to Saipem’s Ordinary Shareholders' Meeting, convened on 6 May 2014, on single call, Eni has deposited the slates of candidates for appointment to the Board of Directors and the Board of Statutory Auditors, in accordance with Articles 19 and 27 of the By-laws.
Candidates for appointment to Saipem’s Board of Directors are as follows; Francesco Carbonetti, Umberto Vergine, Enrico Laghi, Rosario Bifulco, Nella Ciuccarelli and Fabrizio Barbieri.
Francesco Carbonetti, Enrico Laghi, Nella Ciuccarelli and Rosario Bifulco stated at the time they accepted their application to the Board, their possession of independence requirements prescribed by law (article 147-ter of Legislative Decree n. 58/1998) and by the Corporate Governance Code of listed companies, which Saipem has adopted.
For the effective Statutory Auditors section, candidates for Saipem’s Board of Statutory Auditors are Anna Gervasoni and Massimo Invernizzi, and for the alternate Statutory Auditors section, Elisabetta Maria Corvi.
At Saipem’s Ordinary Shareholders' Meeting, Eni will submit the following proposals to shareholders, in addition to that already disclosed on the one- financial year duration of Directors’ tenure:
• to appoint Francesco Carbonetti as Chairman of the Board of Directors;
• to determine the gross annual remuneration payable to each Director at € 60,000, plus reimbursement of expenses incurred;
• to determine the gross annual remuneration payable to the Chairman of the Board of Statutory Auditors and each effective Statutory Auditor, respectively, at € 70,000 and € 50,000, plus reimbursement of expenses incurred.
Eni is grateful to the outgoing Directors, to Chairman Alberto Meomartini and to Deputy Chairman Piergaetano Marchetti, for their contribution, during a complex period for the business, to the safeguard of the interest of all shareholders. In particular, Eni wishes to express its thanks to Mr Piergaetano Marchetti for his significant contribution on corporate governance.
Eni holds 189,423,307 ordinary shares of Saipem, representing 42.924 % of all ordinary shares with voting rights at the Ordinary Shareholders’ Meeting.