Worldline’s Combined General Meeting
Bezons, May 24, 2017 - Worldline [Euronext: WLN], European leader in the payments and transactional services, held its Annual General Meeting on May 24, 2017.
All resolutions submitted by the Board of Directors were approved.
In particular, the General Meeting approved the Parent Company accounts and the consolidated accounts for the financial year ending December 31st, 2016, which reflect a very robust operational performance, with all the objectives for the year reached in the upper end of the guidance bracket for revenue growth, improvement of profitability as well as free cash flow generation. The 2016 consolidated accounts reflect in parallel the successful closing of the strategic merger with Equens and the creation of equensWorldline on one side, and the acquisitions of Paysquare and KB SmartPay on the other side, with a first contribution of these companies to the Group consolidated financial statements during the fourth quarter, as well as the strong start of the integration and synergy plans related to these acquisitions
During the General Meeting, the representative of the main shareholder Atos SE took the floor to indicate that a discussion about the required number of shares per Director had occurred. In that respect, an Extraordinary General Meeting shall soon be convened by the Company’s Statutory Auditors in order to confirm the terms of office of the members of the Board of Directors; a specific resolution aimed at amending the Articles of Association in relation to the minimum required number of shares per Director will be submitted to the Extraordinary General Meeting.
The detailed information can be accessed on on the Company’s website (Investors section - Annual General Meeting)
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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 nearly 45 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, Mobility & e-Transactional Services and Financial Services including equensWorldline. Worldline employs more than 8,700 people worldwide, with pro forma revenue of more than € 1.5 billion on a yearly basis. Worldline is an Atos company. worldline.com