On 19th October 2009 the Board of Directors approved a recapitalization plan for the Company which was executed in connection with an investment agreement underwritten by HAL Holding N.V., Only 3T S.p.A and Safilo. In March 2010, with the positive conclusion of the plan, Multibrands Italy B.V. (a subsidiary of HAL Holding N.V.) became the reference shareholder of Safilo Group, with 37.23% of its share capital.
In April 2012, Multibrands Italy B.V.'s stake in the share capital of the Company increased from 37.2% to 42.2%, following the underwriting of a reserved capital increase, part of the financial support deal following which Multibrands Italy B.V. has provided Safilo with around two thirds of the financial means to fund the acquisition transaction of the Polaroid Eyewear business.
In January 2019, Multibrands Italy B.V.'s stake in the share capital of Safilo increased to 49.8%, following the subscription of its option rights relating to the capital increase approved by the Shareholders' Meeting on October 30, 2018, as well as the subscription of the ordinary shares which remained unsubscribed at the end of the rights auction, which ended on 28 December 2018, in compliance with the commitment undertaken on 26 September 2018.
Shareholders as at 17 January, 2019