Verona, 22 March 2019
Cattolica Assicurazioni announces that following the expiration of the extended deadline for submitting the lists to appoint the members of the Board of Directors and the Supervisory Committee, only one list has been presented, by the Board of Directors of the Company, which has been made available to the public today and can be viewed on the Company’s website (www.cattolica.it/home-corporate, Governance/General Meeting section).
The list, published today according to the law and submitted by the Board of Directors in accordance with existing legislative and statutory provisions, seeks to adopt current best practices in governance by taking into account recommendations from the sector’s Supervisory Body as outlined in the “Guidelines on the qualitative and quantitative composition of the Board of Directors”. These guidelines, previously made public by the Company, include the policy on the requirements of integrity, professionalism and independence of the company members, in accordance with the governance system guidelines issued by the EIOPA.
In addition, during this great shift in the Company’s governance towards the more modern one-tier model, which primarily reduces the composition and size of the Board to 17 members without any territorial constraints, the presence of diversified expertise with a mindful balance between the members has been considered, as has the requirement for an adequate number of independent directors and for gender representation, these last factors being provided by legislation and the existing provisions of the Articles of Association.
With the list published today, the current Board considers that it has worked – pre-eminently in the company’s interest and also unanimously – with the intent of achieving a new management and control body with suitable and varied professional profiles and elements of innovation.