The head office of Atos, in Bezons (Val-d’Oise). Press service
STORY – The rag has been burning for months between the board of directors and long-term shareholders.
The months of stormy June follow one another at Atos. The tension has shifted but it is still just as palpable. On June 14, 2022, the deep disagreement between the general management and the board of directors on the best scenario to adopt for the future of the French technology group had resulted in the resounding resignation of Rodolphe Belmer the same day as the presentation of the strategic plan. This year, the open conflict before the general meeting of June 28 is played out between the board of directors and three long-term minority shareholders of Atos, led by the et management company Sycomore et Management, who together weigh more 3% of the company’s capital and voting rights.
At the heart of the conflict: the questioning of the governance of the group, which the rebels consider harmful to the strategy, with regard to the performance of the group in recent years. Through the filing of five resolutions, Sycomore AM calls for the dismissal of Bertrand Meunier, chairman…