Nomination of Two Women Directors to the Board
Bezons – December 23, 2016: Worldline [Euronext: WLN], European leader in the payments and transactional services sector, announces that on the proposal of Atos, after examination by the Appointments and Remuneration Committee, on December 12, 2016 its Board decided to appoint two new women directors from January 1, 2017: Ms. Sophie Houssiaux, Head of Big Data and Security R&D at Atos, and Ms. Danielle Lagarde, Senior Vice President Human Resources, Executive Management of Atos.
The Board also registered the resignations of two Worldline directors, Mr. Charles Dehelly and Mr. Michel-Alain Proch, and praised their remarkable contribution to its work since the company's IPO.
Ms. Houssiaux and Ms. Lagarde are appointed as directors for the remainder of Mr. Dehelly and Mr. Proch's mandates, i.e. until after the General Meeting which will be called to rule on the 2017 accounts in 2018. These appointments are subject to the ratification of the Combined Annual General Meeting of Worldline shareholders which will be held in 2017.
At that time, four out of the total nine directors will be women, i.e. 44% of the members, thus surpassing the threshold of 40% of women set out in the Law of January 1, 2017.
Worldline [Euronext: WLN] is the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. Worldline delivers new-generation services, enabling its customers to offer smooth and innovative solutions to the end consumer. Key actor for B2B2C industries, with over 40 years of experience, Worldline supports and contributes to the success of all businesses and administrative services in a perpetually evolving market. Worldline offers a unique and flexible business model built around a global and growing portfolio, thus enabling end-to-end support. Worldline activities are organized around three axes: Merchant Services & Terminals, Mobility & e-Transactional Services, Financial Processing & Software Licensing including equensWorldline. Worldline employs more than 8,600 people worldwide, with estimated revenue of circa 1.5 billion euros on a yearly basis. Worldline is an Atos company. worldline.com
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