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The Board Of Directors Of Safilo Group S.P.A. Proposes…

The Board Of Directors Of Safilo Group S.P.A. Proposes…

Padua, August 2, 2011 – The Board of Directors of SAFILO GROUP S.p.A., which met today to approve the results of the second quarter and first half of 2011, also decided to propose to the Shareholders’ Meeting, to be called on October 5, 2011, the enlargement of the Board of Directors from the current 7 to 8 members. The Board of Directors, in agreement with Multibrands Italy B.V., Safilo’s reference shareholder, will then propose to the Shareholders’ Meeting the nominee of Mr. Robert Polet as new Chairman of the Group. Mr. Melchert Frans Groot – current Chairman of the Group – will hand over his position and remain as non executive member of the Board of Directors. Born in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) in 1955, Mr. Polet has been, from 2004 to 2011, President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Management Board of the Gucci Group contributing to the successful consolidation and growth of the Group and its brands. He previously spent 26 years in the Unilever Group where he was President of Unilever’s Worldwide Ice Cream and Frozen Foods division, a $ 7.8 billion business consisting of over 40 operating companies. Prior to that position, Mr. Polet worked in a variety...
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