Milano, 17 July 2023 - The Board of Directors of EQUITA Group S.p.A. (“EQUITA” or the “Company”) today appointed by co-optation Mr. Matteo Bruno Lunelli as Independent Director, following the resignation of Mr. Paolo Colonna tendered on June 27, 2023, effective from the date of appointment of the new director.
The resignation of Mr. Colonna is due to his re-appointment as director of Fondazione Cariplo, coupled with the recent growth of EQUITA as a group, which resulted in the directorship no longer meeting the requirements set by Fondazione Cariplo to serve as independent director in other relevant financial institutions. Following the resignation, Mr. Colonna also ceased his office as member of the Remuneration Committee and as member of the Related Parties Committee of the Company.
Matteo Bruno Lunelli graduated in Business Administration from Bocconi University in Milan and today serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Ferrari Trento, as Chief Executive Officer at Gruppo Lunelli, as Vicechairman at La Finanziaria Trentina and as Chairman at Fondazione Altagamma. Mr. Lunelli began as financial analyst and associate at Goldman Sachs in Zurich, New York and London, and after this intense professional experience he started to build his career as entrepreneur by entering the family business. Mr. Lunelli is also member of the board of directors of Coster Tecnologie Speciali and in 2022 was awarded as entrepreneur of the year by EY. As of today, Mr. Lunelli owns – directly and indirectly – no. 682,000 EQUITA shares.
Following the co-optation of Mr. Lunelli, the Board of Directors has ascertained the requirements of the new Director – including the independence ones – pursuant to the Code of Corporate Governance for listed companies and the applicable law.
The Board of Directors has also appointed Mr. Lunelli as member of the Remuneration Committee and as member the Related Parties Committee of the Company.
During the meeting, the Board of Directors has also ascertained that, pursuant to the Code of Corporate Governance for listed companies and the applicable law, Ms. Andrea Serra meets the requirements to serve as Standing Auditor of the Company, following the resignation of Ms. Laura Acquadro tendered on June 28, 2023 – effective immediately.
The resignation of Ms. Acquadro is due to her recent appointment as Standing Auditor of Fondazione Cariplo that resulted in the incompatibility of holding the same position at EQUITA. Following the resignation, Ms. Serra - as the first Alternate Auditor of the Company, as well as the auditor belonging to the gender with less representation in the corporate body – automatically replaced Ms. Acquadro, pursuant to Company’s bylaws and applicable law.
As of today, Ms. Serra does not own any EQUITA shares.
The Board of Directors and the Board of Statutory Auditors of the Company express their thanks to Mr. Colonna and Ms. Acquadro for their contribution to EQUITA and congratulate Mr. Lunelli and Ms. Serra on their appointments.