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Publication of the European Commission Green Paper on Corporate Governance

Published on May 20, 2011

The European Commission has published a Green Paper for public consultation until 22 July, articulated around three main issues addressed in 25 questions.

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Launch of a working group on listed company general meetings

Published on May 11, 2011

The AMF Board has decided to set up a working group on the subject of listed company general meetings, chaired by Board Member Olivier Poupart-Lafarge.

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AMF Recommendation on Proxy Advisory Firms

Published on March 18, 2011

AMF restates the importance of ensuring that all shareholders vote at general meetings and publishes a recommendation on proxy advisory firms

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Reinforcing shareholder rights in listed companies

Published on December 27, 2010

The order of 9 december 2010 transposes the directive of the European Parliament and Council of 11 July 2007 on the exercise of certain rights of shareholders in listed companies, as authorised by the law of 22 October 2010 on banking and financial regulation. The new provisions of the order, completed and specified by the provisions of the decree of 23 December 2010, mainly concern the rights of shareholders in terms of the agenda of general meetings, replies to their written questions and voting by proxy.

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AMF publishes its 2010 report on corporate governance, executive compensation and internal control in small and midcaps

Published on December 7, 2010

The AMF has today published its report on corporate governance, executive compensation and internal control in small and medium capitalisation companies, with reference to the Middlenext corporate governance code issued on December 2009.

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AMF publishes a report on the social and environmental responsibility information published by listed companies

Published on December 2, 2010

The AMF has drawn up a report on the environmental and social information published by listed companies in their 2009 registration documents. The AMF focused its analysis on the transparency of the information that is provided.

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Publication of AMF working group report on audit committees

Published on July 22, 2010

In 2008 companies listed on a regulated market were required to establish a committee, generally known as an "audit committee", to monitor issues relating to the preparation and supervision of accounting and financial reporting. Many members of the financial community have since raised questions about revising the committee's remit, clarifying certain requirements and reviewing the rules on responsibility.

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AMF 2010 Report on Corporate Governance and Executive Compensation

Published on July 12, 2010

The AMF published on 12 July 2010 its seventh report on corporate governance and executive compensation.

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Reform of golden parachutes in listed companies

Published on August 23, 2007

Article 17 of the law of 21 August 2007 on work, employment and purchasing power modifies the regulated agreement regime applicable to commitments regarding "compensation, indemnities or benefits due or likely to be due on or after termination of the functions of executives of listed companies (chairperson, managing director, assistant executive director and members of the executive board)".

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