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Filing of the lists of candidates for appointment as members of the Board of Directors


17/07/2012
Padova, July 17th, 2012 – SAFILO GROUP S.p.A. informs that two lists of candidates for appointment as members of the Board of Directors have been filed.
The Ordinary Shareholders’ Meeting called to deliberate on the appointment of the Board of Directors will be held on August 7th, 2012, at 11:00am, in single call.

The lists have been presented respectively:

1 by the shareholder Multibrands Italy B.V., holder of a total of 26,073,783 ordinary shares of the Company, equal to 42.23% of the share capital with the right to vote in the Shareholders’ Meeting;

2 by the shareholder Only 3T. S.r.l., holder of a total of 5,692,658 ordinary shares of the Company, equal to 9.22% of the share capital with the right to vote in the Shareholders’ Meeting.

List n.1, presented by Multibrands Italy B.V., is composed of the following persons:

1. Robert Polet, born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on July 25th, 1955, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Safilo Group S.p.A. since October 5th, 2011.
He is a non-executive Director of Reed Elsevier PLC/NV, Wilderness Holdings Ltd, Philip Morris International Inc. and William Grant & Sons;

2. Roberto Vedovotto, born in Bassano del Grappa (VI), Italy, on September 30th, 1965, Chief Executive Officer of Safilo Group S.p.A.;

3. Giovanni Ciserani, born in Verona, Italy, on July 8th, 1962, Director of the Board of Directors of Safilo Group S.p.A. since March 29th, 2010.
He is President of Global Fabric Care, P&G Geneva, Switzerland;

4. Jeffrey A. Cole, born in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, on May 20th, 1941, Director of the Board of Directors of Safilo Group S.p.A. since March 29th, 2010.
He was President and Chief Executive Officer of Cole National Corporation from 1983 to 2003, and today he is a member of the Supervisory Board of GrandVision B.V.;

5. Luisa Deplazes de Andrade Delgado, born in Rabius, Canton of Graubuenden, Switzerland, on August 9th, 1966, Vice President, Nordic, Procter & Gamble until 31st August 2012 and appointed, starting from 1st September 2012, as member of the Executive Board in charge of global human resources and labor relations director of SAP AG;

6. Melchert F. Groot, born in The Hague, Netherlands, on October 22nd, 1959, was the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Safilo Group S.p.A. from March 29th, 2010 to October 5th, 2011, when he handed over his position, remaining as a non-executive member of the Board of Directors.
Today he is a member of the Executive Committee of HAL Holding N.V. and a member of the Supervisory Board of GrandVision B.V.;

7. Marco Jesi, born in Milano, Italy, on October 12th, 1949, Director of the Board of Directors of Safilo Group S.p.A. since March 29th, 2010.
Today he is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Argenta S.p.A. and a member of the Board of Autogrill S.p.A and of Parmalat S.p.A.;

8. Eugenio Razelli, born in Genova, Italy, on June 18th, 1950, Director of the Board of Directors of Safilo Group S.p.A. since March 29th, 2010.
Today he is President and Chief Executive Officer of Magneti Marelli S.p.A.;

9. Robert van Heeren, born in Jakarta, Indonesia, on June 25th, 1974, today Investment Manager of HAL Investments B.V..

Mr. Giovanni Ciserani, Mr. Jeffrey A Cole, Mrs. Luisa Deplazes de Andrade Delgado, Mr. Marco Jesi and Mr. Eugenio Razelli have stated that they hold the requirements of independence in accordance with the provisions of Articles 147-ter, paragraph 4, and 148, paragraph 3, of T.U.F. (Italy’s Financial Markets Consolidation Act) and in accordance with Article 3 of the Corporate Governance Code promoted by Borsa Italiana S.p.A. and adopted by Safilo Group S.p.A..

List n. 2, presented by Only 3T. S.r.l., is composed of the following persons:

1. Massimiliano Tabacchi, born in Padova, Italy, on October 10th, 1970, Director of Safilo Group S.p.A.;

2. Vittorio Tabacchi, born in Belluno, Italy, on October 26th, 1939, Honorary Chairman of Safilo Group S.p.A.;

3. Carlalberto Corneliani, born in Mantova, Italy, on October 31st, 1931, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Corneliani S.p.A..

Mr. Carlalberto Corneliani has stated that he holds the requirements of independence in accordance with the provisions of Articles 147-ter, paragraph 4 and 148, paragraph 3 of T.U.F. (Italy’s Financial Markets Consolidation Act) and in accordance with Article 3 of the Corporate Governance Code promoted by Borsa Italiana S.p.A. and adopted by Safilo Group S.p.A..

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In observance of the terms provided for by the applicable regulation, all the documentation concerning the lists, including the curricula vitae of the candidates, as well as the documentation relating to the Shareholders’ Meeting convened on August 7th, 2012 - Extraordinary Session -, has been made available at the Company’s offices and at the Secondary seat, as well as on the Company’s website at the internet address www.safilo.com/en/investors.html.


The Safilo Group is worldwide leader in the premium eyewear sector for sunglasses, optical frames and sports eyewear. With an international presence through 30 owned subsidiaries in primary markets – in America, Europe and Asia – and exclusive distributors, Safilo produces and distributes its house brands – Safilo, Carrera, Polaroid, Smith Optics, Oxydo, Blue Bay – and the licensed brands Alexander McQueen, A/X Armani Exchange, Balenciaga, Banana Republic, Bottega Veneta, BOSS Black, BOSS Orange, Céline, Dior, Emporio Armani, Fossil, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, HUGO, J.Lo by Jennifer Lopez, Jimmy Choo, Juicy Couture, Kate Spade, Liz Claiborne, Marc Jacobs, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Max Mara, Max&Co., Pierre Cardin, Saks Fifth Avenue, Tommy Hilfiger, Yves Saint Laurent. For further information www.safilo.com


Contacts:

Safilo Group Investor Relations
Barbara Ferrante
ph. +39 049 6985766
www.safilo.com/en/investors.html

Safilo Group Communication Department
Cristina Andresano
Milan – ph. +39 02 00615382
Padua – ph. +39 049 6985322


Last update: 17/07/2012, 19:05


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