In light of the Covid-19 epidemic, the Board of Directors of CNP Assurances convened this morning to discuss preparations for this year's General Meeting on 17 April 2020 and how the meeting should be held.
The Board thanked the CEO and all of the CNP Assurances teams managing the group at this difficult time and maintaining service continuity for policyholders in collaboration with distributor networks.
While confirming the terms of the press release on 18 March 2020 regarding the company's financial stability, the Board decided to change the agenda for the General Meeting on 17 April 2020 in order to once again propose retaining all 2019 earnings instead of distributing dividends
This decision, which was made against a background of changing legal and regulatory circumstances, follows the various announcements and recommendations published on the subject towards the end of last week. The Board of Directors will conduct regular assessments over the coming months to see if and under what conditions another General Meeting may be held to approve the distribution of dividends.
The Board of Directors also decided that, in light of the public authorities’ confinement mandate and pursuant to the order of 25 March 2020, the General Meeting on 17 April 2020 will be closed. As such, shareholders may send their questions via the company website and vote remotely using the methods made available to them. The main information on the General Meeting will be provided within the next few days.