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Danone SA (BN.PA)

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Previous close53.62
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Day's range53.06 - 54.60
52-week range46.03 - 74.50
Avg. volume1,958,200
Market cap35.375B
Beta (5Y monthly)0.59
PE ratio (TTM)18.64
EPS (TTM)2.92
Earnings date19 Feb 2021
Forward dividend & yield2.10 (3.92%)
Ex-dividend date14 Jul 2020
1y target est75.05
  • Globe Newswire

    Danone: Information on the total number of voting rights and shares

    DANONE French Société anonyme with a capital of €171,657,400. Registered Office: 17, boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris. Registered with the Paris Commerce and Company Registry under number 552 032 534 Information on the total number of voting rights and shares in compliance with Article L. 233-8 II of the French Commercial Code and with Article 223-16 of the General Regulation of the Financial Markets Authority (AMF- Autorité des Marchés Financiers) DateTotal number of sharesTotal number of voting rights31/12/2020686,629,600Total number of theoretical voting rights(1) : 712,733,994 Total number of exercisable voting rights(2) : 675,900,304 (1) The total number of theoretical voting rights (or “gross” voting rights) is used as the basis for calculating the crossing of shareholding thresholds. In accordance with Article 223-11 of the AMF General Regulation, this number is calculated on the basis of all shares to which voting rights are attached, including shares whose voting rights have been suspended. (2) The total number of exercisable voting rights (or ”net” voting rights) is calculated without taking into account the shares with suspended voting rights. It is published to ensure that the public is properly informed in accordance with the recommendation made by the AMF on July 17, 2007. Attachment Declaration_droit_de_vote_VA_31122020

  • Globe Newswire

    Danone further strengthens governance to support ‘Local First’ adaptation plan

    Press release – Paris, December 14, 2020 Danone further strengthens governance to support ‘Local First’ adaptation plan   ‘Local First’ plan further integrated to Board of Directors’ agenda Creation of a new Strategy and Transformation Committee to monitor progress on adaptation plans   Board refreshment towards greater independance, diversity and expertise Gilles Schnepp, Ariane Gorin and Susan Roberts proposed as new independent membersCécile Cabanis appointed Vice-Chair of the Board70%+ independent rate and gender parity expected after 2021 AGM   In the recent weeks, Danone announced key steps to unlock future growth and margin expansion and increase value creation, including ‘Local First’ - a plan to shift to a locally-grounded organization. As part of its continuous assessment of the way the Board of Directors works together with the Executive Committee to ensure the delivery of sustainable value creation, Danone announces today several decisions related to Board’s composition and organization to reinforce the governance of the company. Following a phase of active dialogue with shareholders, upon the proposal of Emmanuel Faber and with the recommendations of the Governance committee, the Board of Directors unanimously decided to : Create a new Strategy and Transformation Committee of the Board, starting under the chairmanship of Benoît Potier, in addition to the three existing Board committees (Audit, Governance and Engagement), to prepare the work of the Board on the strategic orientations of the company, with a clear focus on the previously announced adaptation plans.  It will be notably in charge of monitoring  progress on portfolio review and execution of the growth and efficiency plan.  Appoint Cécile Cabanis as Vice-Chair of the Board. A board member since 2018, Cécile Cabanis will continue to support the Board of Directors and its Chairman in her new non-executive capacity as Vice-Chair of the Board.  Propose new independent members to the Board for election at next Shareholders’ meeting on April 29th, 2021  Appointment of Gilles Schnepp as Board Director with immediate effect, in replacement of Gregg Engles who decided to resign as a result of the Board’s policy for monitoring situations of potential conflict of interests. The Board will propose at next AGM to confirm appointment of Gilles Schnepp to the Board. The Board considers that Mr Schnepp, who is widely-known for his expertise in the field of governance, possesses all the requisite skills and necessary competencies to actively contribute to further guaranteeing Danone’s balanced corporate governance, and will therefore appoint him as the next Lead Independent Director after the AGM.  Ariane Gorin and Susan Roberts presented for election at next AGM. French-American bi-national with 20+ years of professional experience in digital disruption, Ariane Gorin is currently President of Expedia Business Services, gathering some of the world’s most trusted online travel brands. Dr. Susan B. Roberts is Professor of Nutrition at the premier U.S. institution Tufts University, where she leads the Energy Metabolism Research Laboratory. In addition, at next AGM, Benoît Potier will retire from the Board after eighteen years of dedicated services, as will Virginia Stallings having reached the age limit defined for Directors. The Board will propose the individual re-election of other current members of the Board reaching the end of their term of office: Guido Barilla, Cécile Cabanis, Michel Landel and Serpil Timuray. With the expected changes and proposed nominees, Danone’s Board of Directors will continue to comprise after next AGM 16 members, of which 71% will be Independent Directors as defined according to French AFEP-MEDEF governance code (vs. 57% today), and 50% women (vs. 43% today).   Emmanuel Faber, Chairman and CEO, said : “I believe strengthened governance will play a key role in the successful roll-out of our Local First plan, and I’m delighted that proposals to achieve this have been unanimously approved by the Board.  I would like to welcome Gilles Schnepp’s appointment, effective immediately. On behalf of the entire Board, let me also extend our warmest thanks to Gregg Engles for his active commitment to the Board’s work  since the acquisition of WhiteWave, as well as his critical contributions during the integration period.I am also glad to see that our Board will include 50% women and 71% independent directors starting with the Annual General Meeting in April 2021.Lastly, I’m particularly pleased that Cécile Cabanis has accepted my proposition that she now serve on the Board as Vice-Chair, an enhanced position where her deep knowledge of our company, acquired over the past 16 years and her past experience on the Board, will be invaluable resources during this period of transformation.” o o O o o Appendix 1 : Composition of Danone’s Board of Directors  Emmanuel Faber (Chairman), Guido Barilla, Frédéric Boutebba, Cécile Cabanis (Vice-Chair), Clara Gaymard, Michel Landel (Lead Independent Director), Gaëlle Olivier, Benoît Potier, Franck Riboud (Honorary Chairman), Gilles Schnepp, Isabelle Seillier, Jean-Michel Severino, Virginia Stallings, Bettina Theissig, Serpil Timuray, Lionel Zinsou-Derlin Appendix 2 : Detailed biographies    Ariane Gorin is Group President of Expedia Business Services and a member of the leadership team of Expedia Group. In her current role she is responsible for Expedia Partner Solutions, the B2B partnership business which powers thousands of partners around the world with API and template solutions, and Egencia, the corporate travel arm of Expedia Group. Gorin joined Expedia in 2013 as Vice President of Market Management for EMEA, was promoted to Senior Vice President of the Expedia Affiliate Network brand in 2014 and Expedia Partner Solutions in 2017.  Prior to joining Expedia Group, Gorin spent 10 years at Microsoft in various sales, distribution and marketing roles. Before joining Microsoft, she was a consultant with the Boston Consulting Group, both in San Francisco and in Paris. Gorin is a French and American citizen.  She received an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University and a BA in economics from the University of California at Berkeley. She currently serves on the board of directors of Adecco Group, where she chairs the Digital Committee, and the Supervisory Board of Trivago. Gorin is on the advisory council of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London.  Susan B. Roberts, PhD, leads the energy metabolism laboratory at Tufts University. She is a professor of nutrition at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts, professor of psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine, and is also co-director of the Tufts Institute for Global Obesity Research. As an  internationally-recognized researcher who aims to bring advances in nutrition science and the neurobiology of weight regulation into sustainable behavior change programs, she recently co-founded the International Weight Control Registry, which will be devoted to identifying successful weight management practices in different cultures globally. Susan is also involved in nutrition intervention programs in sub-Saharan Africa to reduce cognitive impairments in child malnutrition. She holds both UK and Canadian citizenship. The American Society for Nutrition awarded Dr. Roberts the E.V. McCollum Award for being a creative force in nutrition research, and she has also received the prestigious W.O. Atwater lecturer award from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service for major contributions to nutrition research. Gilles Schnepp. Upon graduating from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) in 1981, Gilles Schnepp started his career in 1983 at Merrill Lynch France were he became Vice-President.  He then joined Legrand in 1989, holding various positions before being appointed Chief Operating Officer in 2000. He was appointed to the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors in 2001 and Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in 2004. Between 2006 and 2018 he has been Legrand Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Gilles Schnepp has been Chairman of the Board between 2018 and 2020. He has been Director of Saint-Gobain since 2009, Member of the Supervisory Board of PSA since 2019 and Member of the Board of Sanofi since 2020. He is also since 2018 Chairman of MEDEF’s Ecological and Economic Transition and a member of the Executive Committee. He was awarded the titles of Chevalier de la légion d’honneur in 2007 and of Officier dans l’Ordre National du Mérite in 2012. 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  • Globe Newswire

    Danone recognized for the second year in a row as global environmental leader with triple ‘A’ score given by CDP

    Press release – Paris, December 8th, 2020 Danone recognized for the second year in a rowas global environmental leader with triple ‘A’ score given by CDP Danone today announces that it has been highlighted for the second year in a row as a world environmental leader by the international non-profit organization CDP, whose disclosure and scoring system is recognized as the gold standard of corporate environmental transparency. Out of the 5,800+ companies scored in 2020, Danone is one of the only 10 companies that achieved a place on the A List for the three environmental areas covered by CDP of climate change, forests preservation and water security. Since its first voluntary environmental disclose to CDP in 2010, Danone has gradually increased its score to reach the Triple ‘A’ list last year for the first time. Being included this year again in these three prestigious lists is a great recognition of Danone’s ambitious and longstanding actions to build a low carbon economy, protect natural resources and increase its brands’ transparency. Henri Bruxelles, Chief Operating Officer End-to-End Design-to-Delivery, declared: “For the second year in a row, Danone is recognized as a ‘Triple A company’ by the CDP. This is an important milestone and achievement that confirms how our ‘One Planet. One Health’ frame of action and our strategy to focus on grounded and local impact have turned into a deep transformation agenda with major steps taken by our business and brands in 2020: evian and Volvic became carbon neutral from the source to the consumers; the US organic milk leader Horizon Organic set the ambition to become carbon positive in 5 years; Karicare also embarked in a neutrality journey. We launched ‘We Act for Water’ movement, a set of urgent actions to foster the protection and access to water resources. And we created the first ever segregated Palm-Oil supply chain in the U.S. as part as our commitment to eliminate deforestation. I would like to thank all our teams for their dedication and passion in transforming our value chain, inventing a low carbon economy and protecting natural resources. Transparency is crucial to reinforce consumers’ trust in our brands and to provide the financial community with the right tools to assess the resilience and impact of our business models”. Paul Simpson, CEO of CDP, said: “We extend our congratulations to all the companies on this year’s A List. Taking the lead on environmental transparency and action is one of the most important steps businesses can make, and is even more impressive in this challenging year marked by COVID-19. The scale of the risk to businesses from climate change, deforestation and water insecurity is enormous, and we know the opportunities of action far outweigh the risks of inaction. Leadership from the private sector will create an ‘ambition loop’ for greater government action and ensure that global ambitions for a net zero sustainable economy become a reality. Our A List celebrates those companies who are preparing themselves to excel in the economy of the future by taking action today.” The full methodology and criteria for the A List is available on CDP’s website at: Danone’s recent natural resources protection and climate achievements and ambitions: evian and volvic carbon neutral certification from source to consumerWexford’s baby-formula facility carbon neutral certification (which produces leading brands like Aptamil, Cow & Gate and Nutrilon for consumers in 41 countries around the world).Karicare announcement to become the first milk formula brand in Australia and New Zealand to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030.Horizon Organic ambition to become Carbon Positive by 2025.Reach its full scope carbon emissions peak in 2019, five years ahead of its original plan and commitment and one year prior to the 1.5°C Science-Based Targets commitment. Going forward, its GHG emissions in absolute levels are set to decrease.Creation alongside two traders of the first ever Segregated Palm-Oil supply Chain in the U.S. as part of its commitment to eliminating deforestation.Publication of its Water Policy in order to act to preserve and restore water resources, today and for future generationsLaunch of ‘WeActForWater’ by Danone Water brands, a set of urgent actions, ambitious objectives, and new investments, deployed by Danone’s iconic water brands, including evian, Volvic, AQUA and Bonafont, it focuses on responsible packaging, climate neutrality, watershed preservation and access to safe drinking water.               o o O o o FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS This press release contains certain forward-looking statements concerning Danone. In some cases, you can identify these forward-looking statements by forward-looking words, such as “estimate”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “project”, “plan”, “intend”, “objective”, “believe”, “forecast”, “guidance”, “foresee”, “likely”, “may”, “should”, “goal”, “target”, “might”, “will”, “could”, “predict”, “continue”, “convinced” and “confident,” the negative or plural of these words and other comparable terminology. Forward looking statements in this document include, but are not limited to, predictions of future activities, operations, direction, performance and results of Danone. Although Danone believes its expectations are based on reasonable assumptions, these forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements. For a detailed description of these risks and uncertainties, please refer to the “Risk Factor” section of Danone’s Universal Registration Document (the current version of which is available on Subject to regulatory requirements, Danone does not undertake to publicly update or revise any of these forward-looking statements. This document does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy Danone securities. About Danone ( Danone is a leading multi-local food and beverage company building on health-focused and fast-growing categories in 3 businesses: Essential Dairy & Plant-Based products, Waters and Specialized Nutrition. With its ‘One Planet. One Health’ frame of action, which considers the health of people and the planet as intimately interconnected, Danone aims to inspire healthier and more sustainable eating and drinking practices. To accelerate this food revolution and create superior, sustainable, profitable value for all its stakeholders, Danone has defined nine 2030 Goals, and paved the way as the first listed company to adopt the “Entreprise à Mission” status in France. With a purpose to bring health through food to as many people as possible, and corresponding social, societal and environmental objectives set out in its articles of association, Danone commits to operating in an efficient, responsible and inclusive manner, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations. By 2025, Danone aims to become one of the first multinational companies to obtain B Corp™ certification. With more than 100,000 employees, and products sold in over 120 markets, Danone generated €25.3 billion in sales in 2019. Danone’s portfolio includes leading international brands (Actimel, Activia, Alpro, Aptamil, Danette, Danio, Danonino, evian, Nutricia, Nutrilon, Volvic, among others) as well as strong local and regional brands (including AQUA, Blédina, Bonafont, Cow & Gate, Horizon Organic, Mizone, Oikos, Prostokvashino, Silk, Vega). Listed on Euronext Paris and present on the OTCQX market via an ADR (American Depositary Receipt) program, Danone is a component stock of leading sustainability indexes including the ones managed by Vigeo Eiris and Sustainalytics, as well as the Ethibel Sustainability Index, the MSCI ESG Indexes, the FTSE4Good Index Series, Bloomberg Gender Equality Index, and the Access to Nutrition Index. About CDP CDP is a global non-profit that drives companies and governments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, safeguard water resources and protect forests. Voted number one climate research provider by investors and working with institutional investors with assets of US$106 trillion, we leverage investor and buyer power to motivate companies to disclose and manage their environmental impacts. Over 9,600 companies with over 50% of global market capitalization disclosed environmental data through CDP in 2020. This is in addition to the hundreds of cities, states and regions who disclosed, making CDP’s platform one of the richest sources of information globally on how companies and governments are driving environmental change. CDP is a founding member of the We Mean Business Coalition. Visit or follow us @CDP to find out more.   Attachment PR_Danone_CDP_Triple_A_08_12_2020