6 INFORMATION ABOUT THE COMPANY AND ITS CAPITAL - Information about the Company
6.1 Information about the Company
RUBIS IS A PARTNERSHIP LIMITED BY SHARES,
the Company’s management, giving its opinion on the compensation of the Management, and determining the components of the compensation to be awarded and paid ex-post to corporate officers; • the unlimited personal liability of the Partner, proving the appropriate match between commitment of assets, authority and responsibility; • the awarding to the Supervisory Board of the same powers and rights of communication and investigation as those granted to the Statutory Auditors; • shareholders’ right to oppose the appointment of a c andidate for Management when he or she is not a General Partner.
This corporate form includes 2 categories of partners: • one or more General Partners, who have the status of merchant and are indefinitely and severally liable for corporate debts; • non-merchant Limited Partners, whose liability is limited to the amount of their contribution. The law and Rubis’ by-laws make the Partnership Limited by Shares a modern structure, adapted to the principles of good corporate governance: • clear separation of powers between the Management, which governs corporate affairs, and the Supervisory Board, whose members are appointed by the shareholders, tasked with overseeing
UNDER FRENCH LAW, GOVERNED BY ARTICLES L. 226-1 TO L. 226-14 OF THE FRENCH COMMERCIAL CODE AND, INSOFAR AS THEY ARE COMPATIBLE WITH THE AFOREMENTIONED ARTICLES, BY THE PROVISIONS RELATING TO ORDINARY LIMITED PARTNERSHIPS AND PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANIES (SOCIÉTÉS ANONYMES) , WITH THE EXCEPTION OF ARTICLES L. 225-17 TO L. 225-93. WITHIN THIS LEGAL FRAMEWORK, THE COMPANY IS ALSO GOVERNED BY ITS BY-LAWS.
6.1.1 GENERAL PARTNERS
Rubis’ General Partners are: • Mr. Gilles Gobin;
• GR Partenaires, a limited partnership whose General Partners are Gobin family group companies and Mr. Jacques Riou. The Limited Partners are Agena and the members of the Riou family group.
• Sorgema, a limited liability company whose partners are the members of the Gobin family group;
6.1.2 LIMITED PARTNERS
The main Limited Partners are listed in the table in section 6.2.6 of this chapter.