Telefónica CR: Results of the Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting of Telefónica Czech Republic, a.s., took place in Prague on March 12, 2014. In attendance were shareholders representing 83,65 percent of the company's shares, thereby constituting a quorum.
The General Meeting elected three new members to the Supervisory Board, namely Martin Štefunko, Ladislav Bartoníček and Vladimír Mlynář - all previously co-opted on to this body. At the same time, the General Meeting elected to recall Lubomír Vinduška, Antonín Botlík and Jiří Trupl from further serving on the Supervisory Board.
In connection with the recall of three elected members of the Supervisory Board, a new Social Dialogue Council will be created." For our company, continuing discussions between the firm's management bodies and employee representatives, to the degree that hitherto has been the case, is of great importance. To that end, we will see the creation of the Social Dialogue Council, which will be directly subordinate to the Supervisory Board and will be comprised of representatives of the company's statutory bodies and employee representatives," said Ctirad Lolek, Human Resources Director at Telefónica.
Additionally, the General Meeting elected Martin Štefunko to serve as a member of the Audit Committee alongside Ondřej Chaloupecký and Radek Neužil.
The General Meeting also approved changes to the company's statues in the manner determined by the qualified shareholder PPF Arena 2, B.V. For example, the number of members of the company's statutory bodies was altered. Specifically, this meant a reduction in the number of Board Members from seven to five, a reduction in the number of members of the Supervisory Board from nine to three, and a reduction in the number of members of the Audit Committee from five to three.
On the basis of a proposal to amend the company's statutes, submitted to the Board on March 5, 2014 by the qualified shareholder PPF Arena 2, B.V., the General Meeting approved the retaining, for the time being, of the current existing official name of the firm, namely Telefónica Czech Republic, a.s.