14 April 2022 - 18:08

Milan - Assicurazioni Generali today filed an urgent complaint with Consob, following a decision of the Board of Directors taken at its meeting on 13th April 2022, over incorrect and defamatory statements made by Mr Luciano Cirinà in an interview to the daily newspaper La Stampa and other newspapers published on 13th April 2022, which follow similar statements made by Mr Francesco Gaetano Caltagirone to Il Sole 24 Ore on 25th March 2022.

The filing urges the regulator to urgently exercise its powers with regards to communications concerning regulated companies and the lawfulness of the process for the solicitation of proxies in relation to the vote at Generali’s upcoming annual general meeting on 29th April 2022. The regulations in force require that the solicitation of proxies follows the principles of diligence, accuracy and transparency.

Due to the gravity of the violations of the obligation to communicate accurate information to shareholders, investors and the market, which threatens to alter market dynamics and the correct determination of the AGM vote, the Board of Directors has also resolved to launch criminal and civil legal proceedings, for the relevant judicial authorities to prosecute anybody demonstrating the aforementioned behaviors.