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EssilorLuxottica pays tribute to Leonardo Del Vecchio

Board of Directors appoints new Chairman

29.06.2022 - The group’s board of directors met yesterday and paid homage to chairman Leonardo Del Vecchio who passed away peacefully Monday morning. They said he will forever be remembered for his values, robust leadership, passion, exceptional character as well as his dedication toward the company and its employees.

During the meeting, the board of directors appointed Francesco Milleri as its new chairman for the remaining duration of his mandate. Milleri will also carry on assuming his term of office as chief executive officer of EssilorLuxottica.

The board further decided to examine the benefits of appointing a lead director among its independent members. A final decision will be taken in this regard before year-end.

The board also confirmed Paul du Saillant as deputy chief executive officer of EssilorLuxottica.

At the meeting, the board also co-opted Mario Notari as a new director. Mario Notari is full professor of company and business law at Università Bocconi in Milan and member, PhD board in business law at Università Bocconi. He is also founder and partner of ZNR notai, public notaries and lawyers in Milan. He was director of Luxottica Group SpA. from 2015 to 2018 and is a director of Delfin S.à r.l. 

Mr Notari will be considered as a non-independent director on the board of EssilorLuxottica. His appointment will be submitted to shareholders’ vote at the next annual general shareholders’ meeting of the company.

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75008 Paris
France

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