Pernod Ricard full year results


Pernod Ricard has announced the proposed appointments of Philippe Petitcolin and Esther Berrozpe Galindo as independent directors, which will be submitted for shareholder approval at the annual general meeting to be held on 8 November 2019. 

Pierre Pringuet and Martina Gonzalez-Gallarza have both offered to resign from their respective mandates at the next AGM, to accelerate this process of strengthening the independence of the board of directors. 

Nicole Bouton, who has been a board member of the company since 2007, has elected not to stand for reappointment. 

Chairman Alexandre Ricard took this opportunity to say, “For me, Pierre Pringuet will always be a brilliant and visionary mentor. There is no question that the group would not have become this French leader without his boldness and his exceptional work capacity. Pernod Ricard is, and will forever be, grateful to him. As regards Martina, for seven years she has provided our company her specialist knowledge of consumers, who have been placed at the centre of our business model. Lastly, I would like to commend the work of Nicole who, specifically as chair of the Nominations, Governance and S&R Committee, has played a pivotal role in these various changes and, more broadly speaking, in the ongoing process to extend the board’s competencies.” 

Following Patrick Ricard’s withdrawal from operational duties, Pringuet was appointed Group CEO in November 2008, a role he held until February 2015, the date on which his term of office expired, pursuant to the company’s bylaws. 

Pringuet was also president of the French Association of Private Enterprises (AFEP) from June 2012 to May 2017 and is a knight of the National Order of Merit, Officer of the Legion of Honour and Commander of the Order of Agricultural Merit.