Why have a Shareholders’ Committee?
For its 10,000 individual Shareholders, Vilmorin & Cie has set up a specific organization of measures to maintain a privileged relationship with them. In particular, it relies on the Consultative Committee for Shareholders (CCS), to better understand the expectations of individual shareholders and permanently improve its communication with them, ensuring clear explanations and transparency.
What is the composition of the Committee?
The Committee comprises six of Vilmorin & Cie’s individual Shareholders and two Directors from Limagrain, Philippe BLATEYRON and Pierre-Antoine RIGAUD. It is managed by the Group’s Chief Financial Officer, Vincent SUPIOT and the financial communication team.
How are the member-shareholders chosen?
Formed in the spring of 2010, one third of the Committee is renewed every two years. Member recruitment is carried out on the basis of application files received, then selection by the Directors members of the Committee and the financial communication team.
How are the meetings conducted?
The Committee is invited to working meetings three times per year. Each of these meetings generally lasts a full day. The morning is devoted to an informative meeting with a financial update on Vilmorin & Cie, and on the different projects of the Committee (General Meeting, letters to the shareholders, organization of thematic conferences for the individual shareholders, etc.). The afternoon most often involves a visit to one of Vilmorin & Cie’s sites, or to a customer.
From left to right on the photo: Michel GUÉRILLOT, Pierre-Antoine RIGAUD, Jean-Claude PETIT, Pascale DEVERAUX, Arnaud BUNEL (Guest Member), Christian MAMY, Philippe BLATEYRON, Jean GERMAN, Pierre-Yves PELISSIER