An empire divided equally between eight heirs, each of whom will hold 12.5%: his wife Nicoletta Zampillo Del Vecchio, his children Claudio, Marisa, Paola, Leonardo Maria, Luca, Clemente and Rocco Basilico, son of Nicoletta Zampillo. This is the structure, under the banner of an equal subdivision, of the Delfin safe which reveals the awaited opening of the will of the founder of Luxottica, Leonardo Del Vecchio, who passed away on June 27 last. The announcement is entrusted today to a note from Delfin, which speaks of confirmation of the corporate structure. Read also “Following the opening of the testamentary dispositions of the founder Leonardo Del Vecchio, who passed away on June 27, 2022, the current composition of the corporate structure was communicated to Delfin”, announces the company. “In particular, it is noted that the company’s capital is divided between the following shareholders, each owner of 12.5%: Nicoletta Zampillo Del Vecchio, Claudio Del Vecchio, Marisa Del Vecchio, Paola Del Vecchio, Leonardo Maria Del Vecchio, Luca Del Vecchio, Clemente Del Vecchio and Rocco Basilico “. And it is precisely that of Basilico, Nicoletta Zampillo’s son, born from the marriage with the banker and founder of the Kairos group Paolo Basilico, the new name that comes out of Del Vecchio’s testamentary dispositions. It was expected that the widow would go 25% and the six children of Del Vecchio 12.5%. Instead, that 25% would be divided in two, between mother and child. Basilico, thirty-two, has long been part of the Essilux organization in the role of Chief wearable officer and is CEO of Oliver Peoples, one of Luxottica’s luxury brands. Basilco joined the group before his younger brother Leonardo Maria, son of Nicoletta Zampillo and Del Vecchio. “The factory was his love greater than him, but it wasn’t a question of success or money. It was his mission in this world,” Basilico said at Del Vecchio’s funeral two days ago in Agordo. “I had the honor of working with him for many years, we almost always talked about Luxottica”, he recalled again. “His family is much bigger than his biological one.” Now, Delfin informs, the board will meet shortly to implement the new shareholding structure and to take note of the integration of the administrative body pursuant to the articles of association, it being understood that no other testamentary provisions with effects on the governance of the company have been communicated. In a recent amendment to the holding’s statute, it is envisaged that the most important decisions must have a quorum of 88% of the voting capital. On the EssilorLuxottica front, meanwhile, the board of directors, which met last Tuesday, following the death of Del Vecchio, appointed Francesco Milleri as new president for the remaining term of office. The top manager, Del Vecchio’s trusted man, also retains the current position of CEO of EssilorLuxottica. The board also decided to consider the benefits of appointing a lead director from among its independent directors. A final decision on this will be made by the end of the year. The board also confirmed Paul du Saillant as EssilorLuxottica’s deputy chief executive. The board also appointed Mario Notari from among its members, whose appointment will be submitted to the vote during the next annual shareholders’ meeting.
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