SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
(Amendment No. 22)*
(Name of Issuer)
Ordinary Shares with no nominal value
(Title of Class of Securities)
George E. Bushnell III, Esq.
Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel
New York, New York 10019
Telecopy: (212) 445-3812
(Name, Address and Telephone Number of Person Authorized to Receive Notices and Communications)
February 24, 2019
(Date of Event which Requires Filing of this Statement)
If the filing person has previously filed a statement on Schedule 13G to report the acquisition that is the subject of this Schedule 13D, and is filing this schedule because of §§240.13d-1(e), 240.13d-1(f) or 240.13d-1(g), check the following box. ☐
Note: Schedules filed in paper format shall include a signed original and five copies of the schedule, including all exhibits. See §240.13d-7 for other parties to whom copies are to be sent.
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The information required on the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be filed for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Act) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes).
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This Amendment No. 22 (this Amendment) amends and supplements the Schedule 13D filed on July 1, 2015 (the Original Filing), as amended by Amendment No. 1 filed on October 5, 2015 (Amendment No. 1), Amendment No. 2 filed on October 23, 2015 (Amendment No. 2), Amendment No. 3 filed on December 17, 2015 (Amendment No. 3), Amendment No. 4 filed on January 20, 2016 (Amendment No. 4), Amendment No. 5 filed on February 19, 2016 (Amendment No. 5), Amendment No. 6 filed on March 1, 2016 (Amendment No. 6), Amendment No. 7 filed on March 11, 2016 (Amendment No. 7), Amendment No. 8 filed on May 10, 2016 (Amendment No. 8), Amendment No. 9 filed on May 20, 2016 (Amendment No, 9), Amendment No. 10 filed on November 22, 2016 (Amendment No. 10), Amendment No. 11 filed on December 6, 2016 (Amendment No. 11), Amendment No. 12 filed on December 7, 2016 (Amendment No. 12), Amendment No. 13 filed on April 14, 2017 (Amendment No. 13), Amendment No. 14 filed on May 10, 2017 (Amendment No. 14), Amendment No. 15 filed on June 2, 2015 (Amendment No, 15), Amendment No. 16 filed on July 31, 2017 (Amendment No. 16), Amendment No. 17 filed on October 2, 2017 (Amendment No. 17), Amendment No. 18 filed on March 26, 2018 (Amendment No. 18), Amendment No. 19 filed on April 9, 2018 (Amendment No. 19), Amendment No.20 filed on May 8, 2018 (Amendment N. 20) and Amendment No.21 filed on January 14, 2019 (Amendment No. 21 ; and together with the Original Filing and Amendment Nos. 1 through 20, the Schedule 13D) by the Filing Person relating to the ordinary shares, without nominal value (the Shares), of TIM S.p.A., a company formed under the laws of the Republic of Italy (the Issuer or the Company). Information reported in the Schedule 13D remains in effect except to the extent that it is amended, supplemented, restated or superseded by information contained in this Amendment. Each capitalized term used herein but not defined in this Amendment shall have the meaning assigned to such term in the Schedule 13D.
Item 4. Purpose of the Transaction
Item 4 is hereby amended and supplemented by the addition of the following:
On February 24, 2019, the Reporting Person issued a press release outlining its proposal to restore value to the Company as part of a proxy solicitation launched in accordance with Italian law.
As previously reported by the Reporting Person on Amendment No. 21 to the Schedule 13D filed on January 14, 2019, the Issuers Shareholders Meeting scheduled to be held on March 29, 2019, will notably vote on resolutions submitted by the Reporting Person to:
Revoke 5 (five) of the Issuers current Directors in the persons of Messrs. Fulvio Conti, Alfredo Altavilla, Massimo Ferrari, Dante Roscini and Ms. Paola Giannotti de Ponti; and
Appoint 5 (five) new Directors in the persons of Mr. Franco Bernabè, Mr. Rob van der Valk, Ms. Flavia Mazzarella, Mr. Gabriele Galateri di Genola and Mr. Francesco Vatalaro, in replacement of the revoked directors.
The Reporting Person is soliciting proxies from the holders of the Issuers Shares for the approval of the two above-mentioned proposed resolutions and has prepared an information prospectus in connection with such solicitation which was reviewed by the Consob (the Italian financial markets regulator). An English translation of the Prospectus, the Notice to the Shareholders of Telecom Italia S.p.A., the Proxy Form and the press release issued by the Reporting Person on February 24, 2019 are attached hereto as Exhibits 1 through 4 and incorporated herein by reference.
After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I certify that this information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.
Dated: February 26, 2019
/s/ George E. Bushnell III
|Name:||George E. Bushnell III|
|Title:||Senior Vice President|
|& Deputy General Counsel|
The name and present principal occupation or employment (and the name, principal business and address of any corporation or other organization in which such employment is conducted) of each director of Vivendi are set forth below.
Unless otherwise specified, each person listed below is a citizen of France.
Present principal occupation or employment
Principal Business Address and Citizenship (if other than France)
|Arnaud de Puyfontaine||Chairman of the Management Board and CEO, Vivendi||42, avenue de Friedland, 75008 Paris, France|
Chief Executive Officer, Bolloré
Group and Senior Vice President responsible for inter-group coordination at Vivendi
|42, avenue de Friedland, 75008 Paris, France|
|Cédric de Bailliencourt||
Chief Financial Officer, Bolloré
Group and Senior Vice President
responsible for investor relations and
inter-group financial communications
|42, avenue de Friedland, 75008 Paris, France|
|Hervé Philippe||Chief Financial Officer, Vivendi||42, avenue de Friedland, 75008 Paris, France|
|Stéphane Roussel||Chief Operating Officer, Vivendi and Chief Executive Officer, Gameloft SE||42, avenue de Friedland, 75008 Paris, France|
|Frédéric Crépin||Senior Executive Vice President and Group General Counsel, Vivendi||42, avenue de Friedland, 75008 Paris, France|
|Simon Gillham||Chairman of Vivendi Village, Senior Executive Vice President, Communications, Vivendi||42, avenue de Friedland, 75008 Paris, France|
|Yannick Bolloré||Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Vivendi, and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Havas Group|| |
29/30, quai de Dion Bouton
Puteaux Cedex 92800 France
|Philippe Bénacin||Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Co-Founder and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Interparfums SA||4, rond-point des Champs-Élysées 75008 Paris France|
|Tarak Ben Ammar||Chairman of the Board and Managing Director, Quinta Communications||32-34, rue Poussin, 75016 Paris France Tunisian citizen|
|Vincent Bolloré||Member of the Supervisory Board, Vivendi||42, avenue de Friedland, 75008 Paris, France|
|Paulo Cardoso||Assistant Treasurer, Vivendi||42, avenue de Friedland, 75008 Paris, France|
|Dominique Delport||Global Managing Director and Chief Client Officer, Havas||29/30, Quai de Dion-Bouton, 92800 Puteaux, France|
|Véronique Driot-Argentin||Training Manager, Vivendi||42, avenue de Friedland, 75008 Paris, France|
|Aliza Jabès||Chairwoman, Nuxe group||19, rue Péclet, 75015 Paris, France|
|Cathia Lawson-Hall||Senior Banker and Head of Financial Institutions Group for Africa, Société Générale|| |
17, Cours Valmy
92800 Paris La Défense 7, France
|Sandrine Le Bihan||Group Company Directory and Database Manager, Vivendi||42, avenue de Friedland, 75008 Paris, France|
|Michèle Reiser||Philosopher||6, place Saint-Germain-des-Prés, 75006 Paris, France|
|Katie Stanton||Chief Marketing Officer, Color Genomics|| |
1801 Murchison Dr #128, Burlingame, CA 94010, USA