Bioera S.p.A., headquartered in Milan, is a leading company in the production, marketing, and distribution of organic and natural products. It also has investments in companies that distribute traditional food products and, until March 2012, in the natural cosmetics sector. The company was established in 2004 and has capitalized on the growing consumer interest in organic products. Its goal is to promote a natural lifestyle that respects both individuals and the environment. The company’s corporate governance structure complies with CONSOB regulations, although it has not adopted all the recommendations of the Code of Corporate Governance for listed companies. Bioera’s governance system consists of the Shareholders’ Assembly, the Board of Directors, and the Board of Statutory Auditors. The company has implemented various governance tools, such as its bylaws, internal dealing code, and procedures for managing transactions with related parties. As of December 31, 2011, Bioera had a subscribed and paid-up share capital of €18,000,133. There are no significant restrictions on the transfer of securities, and the company has not issued shares with special control rights. Employees who hold company shares exercise their voting rights directly, and there are no restrictions on voting rights. Bioera has one significant agreement in place regarding change of control.
Bioera S p A : Relazione sul Governo societario e gli Assetti proprietari 2011