Solutions 30 has strong fundamentals. We are more than ever committed to accelerating our transformation and development in growing sectors. This is our priority.

The hedge funds that are attacking us operate in packs and distort the facts with total impunity. Solutions 30 will no longer respond to this misinformation campaign.

The continued support of our customers, employees, partners and shareholders provides us with the necessary energy to move forward. Thank you.

"Our detractors are not interested in the findings of two independent audits, which required 3,000 hours of work to complete, over more than three months, and which dismissed the serious allegations made against our group and its management. Their relentlessness has only one purpose: to profit from the collapse of the Solutions 30 share price, by launching false accusations into the public arena.

The company reiterates that it has referred the matter to the courts and the market authorities to ensure that the law is applied and that these intolerable acts are punished.

As even the findings of the most serious investigations have been twisted and manipulated with the intention of destabilising the company, we have decided to no longer respond publicly to slanders that are totally unfounded.

However, the company will continue to assert its right to justice before the authorities. Each false publication will be added to the complaints already under investigation for dissemination of false information and market manipulation.”

Gianbeppi Fortis
Chairman of the Management Board

Solutions 30 invites shareholders who also believe they have been the victims of these false and misleading publications to assert their rights before the competent judicial and market authorities so as to support the legal complaints and proceedings already initiated by the company.


What is your analysis of the destabilisation campaign against Solutions 30 and its management?

The events around the Solutions 30 stock, where nearly €1 billion in market capitalisation has been destroyed, are an absolute scandal. The company has filed complaints to the judicial and market authorities. Solutions 30 is fighting against hedge funds that only seek to make profits by causing the value of its stock to plummet, at all costs. While some disseminate false and defamatory material to fuel a fabricated narrative, others pressure the share price, taking advantage of the volatility of the stock. The process is well-known and orchestrated. The allegations against Solutions 30 originated in an anonymous report and were circulated publicly, notably by a short seller. Their publication caused the share price to plummet and provided fertile ground for the fake news that was repeated ad nauseam.

Given the continued rise in Solutions 30 stock through December 2020, some short sellers were carrying heavy losses prior to the publication of the anonymous report. These timely attacks will undoubtedly have allowed them to improve their performance at the end of the year, and we have observed that the more the rising share price impacted their performance, the more aggressive the attacks became. This is clearly not a coincidence.

Whatever the method, there are no limits. And this is done at the expense of the company, its 15,700 employees and 35,000 shareholders.

In a setting where only the presumption of guilt applies, we have shown our determination to be transparent and the Supervisory Board has mandated two audits which have dismissed the allegations. I am outraged and condemn these methods whereby one can accuse without proof using false information. This is purely and simply unacceptable in a state governed by the rule of law.

How do you respond to attacks on the quality of the audit conducted?

Solutions 30 has no fraudulent activities.

Two independent audit firms, with proven experience and methodologies, through 3,000 hours of work concluded that the allegations in the anonymous report were unfounded.

We have established our integrity in a rigorous process of transparency. The share price rose accordingly.

New slanders and fabricated stories were conveniently released. These allegations were brought to the attention of the courts and the regulators, to be included in the ongoing investigations. There are adequate legal recourses to detect fraudulent practices. From now on, we will only comment on this case with the authorities empowered to judge it. We know that the methods used will be condemned, but in the meantime our company is at risk and its shareholders are being unfairly ripped off.

I would like to emphasise that Solutions 30 is growing strongly despite the context of the pandemic. Its fundamentals are robust. We intend to continue our development in growing markets and we are on the way to successfully duplicate our French success everywhere we operate. It is essential that the team refocus on this great challenge and that' s what we will do from now on.

Meanwhile, we are accelerating our efforts to improve our governance and our corporate improvement plan, which aims in particular to strengthen and systemise our control procedures. We will regularly inform the markets of the progress we have committed to.

What is the status of the complaints you have filed? Have the regulatory authorities opened investigations?

We have filed a complaint for dissemination of false and misleading information, market manipulation and defamation. These complaints are currently being investigated by the Parquet National Financier and the Paris judicial court respectively. Furthermore, we are confident that the AMF and the CSSF have initiated an investigation.

There is certainly a major and unacceptable asymmetry between the instant damage of slanderous attacks on the market and the length of the legal proceedings to sanction these methods.

We have already raised these concerns with the regulators and alerted the state authorities to ensure that companies are better protected in this context.

Why not ask for a ban on short selling in your stock?

This is not a decision for the company to make but for the market authorities. We believe that some abuses by short sellers should be prohibited as they are in total contradiction with the rules protecting the markets.

What will be the dividend policy this year? And why not launch a share buyback programme?

Our policy remains unchanged. Our cash generation is the means to finance our growth. In the current crisis, we need to preserve our cash.
The 2019 AGM resolved upon to grant the necessary authorisations to proceed with a share buyback programme. This tool cannot be activated immediately in the period leading up to the publication of our annual results.

How do you respond to the rumours of delisting the company?

The duty of the company and its management is to examine all strategic options in the best corporate interests of the the company and its stakeholders. All options are being contemplated, including the strengthening of the company's shareholder base, which could go as far as a delisting.

The Group has many strengths and bright perspectives in markets that are booming throughout Europe. Its strong growth and operating performance positions it as one of the few European unicorns with a very attractive profile for long term investors.

SOLUTIONS 30: 2 decades serving digital deployment in Europe

  • 815 million in revenues, double-digit EBITDA margin, net cash in excess of €100 million
  • A loyal client base of Europe's leading technology groups
  • 15,700 employees
  • 2 million households connected to fibre optic
  • 35,000 shareholders

Today at Solutions 30, our technicians will be performing 60,000 interventions

Thierry will connect 6 homes to the fibre optic, allowing
families to stay connected to their
loved ones, work or school....

... Jan will install 4 smart meters in Belgium to allow
4 families to better manage their energy consumption...

... Matias and Juan will install
new charging stations
facilitate the transition to greener mobility...

...Isabel will plan the interventions
of our technicians ...

... and Adel will install eight new payment terminals to keep eight local shops running.

That is what Solutions 30 is in 2021.



Individual shareholders: | +33(0)1 86 86 00 63


To view this piece of content from, please give your consent at the top of this page.
To view this piece of content from, please give your consent at the top of this page.

About GlobeNewswire

One Liberty Plaza - 165 Broadway
NY 10006 New York

GlobeNewswire is one of the world's largest newswire distribution networks, specializing in the delivery of corporate press releases financial disclosures and multimedia content to the media, investment community, individual investors and the general public.

Subscribe to releases from GlobeNewswire

Subscribe to all the latest releases from GlobeNewswire by registering your e-mail address below. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Latest releases from GlobeNewswire

REC Silicon - Minutes from Annual General Meeting 202111.5.2021 22:07:25 CEST | Press release

Oslo, Norway - May 11, 2021: The Annual General Meeting of the shareholders of REC Silicon ASA (REC Silicon) was held on May 11, 2021 at 4:00 pm CEST. The minutes from the Annual General Meeting recording the resolutions made are enclosed hereto and are also available on REC Silicon's website 134,647,476 shares were represented at the general meeting. Thus, approximately 36.16% of the Company's total share were represented at the Annual General Meeting. Further to the Notice of the Annual General Meeting issued on April 20, 2021, the Annual General Meeting approved, as follows from the minutes, all resolutions as proposed by the Board. For further information, please contact: James A. May II, Chief Financial Officer Phone: +1 509 989 1023 Email: Nils O. Kjerstad, IR Contact Phone: +47 9135 6659 Email: About REC Silicon REC Silicon is a leading producer of advanced silicon materials, delivering high-purity polysilicon an

Equinor ASA: Generalforsamlingen vedtok utbytte på USD 0,12 per aksje for fjerde kvartal 202011.5.2021 20:32:22 CEST | Pressemelding

Generalforsamlingen i Equinor ASA (OSE: EQNR, NYSE: EQNR) godkjente 11. mai 2021 styrets forslag til årsregnskap og årsberetning for Equinor ASA for 2020. Årsregnskap og årsberetning for Equinor ASA og for konsernet for 2020 ble godkjent, og det utdeles et utbytte på 0,12 amerikanske dollar per aksje for fjerde kvartal 2020. Utbyttet for fjerde kvartal 2020 tilfaller aksjeeiere som er registrert i Equinors aksjeeierregister i verdipapirsentralen (VPS) per utløpet av 14. mai 2021 (”Eierregisterdatoen”). Forutsatt ordinært oppgjør i VPS innebærer dette at man må være aksjeeier per 11. mai 2021 for å ha rett til utbytte. Utbytte til rettighetshavere under ADR-programmet (American Depository Receipts) i USA tilfaller også rettighetshavere per 11. mai 2021. Aksjene vil bli handlet eks. utbytte på Oslo Børs fra og med 12. mai 2021. På New York Stock Exchange vil ADR’er bli handlet eks. utbytte fra og med 13. mai 2021. Aksjeeiere med aksjer som handles på Oslo Børs vil motta sitt utbytte i no

Equinor ASA: Annual general meeting approved dividend of USD 0.12 per share for fourth quarter 202011.5.2021 20:32:22 CEST | Press release

On 11 May 2021, the annual general meeting (AGM) of shareholders in Equinor ASA (OSE: EQNR, NYSE: EQNR) approved the annual report and accounts for Equinor ASA for 2020, as proposed by the board of directors. The annual accounts and the annual report for Equinor ASA and the Equinor group for 2020 were approved, and a dividend of US dollar (”USD”) 0.12 per share will be distributed for the fourth quarter of 2020. The fourth quarter 2020 dividend accrues to the shareholders as registered in Equinor’s shareholder register with the Norwegian Central Securities Depository (VPS) as of expiry of 14 May 2021 (the ”Record Date”). Subject to ordinary settlement in VPS, this implies that the right to dividend accrues to shareholders as of 11 May 2021. For US ADR (American Depository Receipts) holders, dividend accrues also as of 11 May 2021. The shares will be traded ex-dividend on the Oslo Stock Exchange (Oslo Børs) from and including 12 May 2021. On New York Stock Exchange, the ADRs will trade

Kommuniké från årsstämma i Corline Biomedical AB (publ)11.5.2021 19:47:30 CEST | Pressemelding

Idag den 11 maj 2021 hölls årsstämma i Corline Biomedical AB (publ). Nedan följer en sammanfattning av de beslut som fattades. Samtliga beslut fattades enhälligt. Fastställande av resultat Bolagsstämman fastställde resultat- och balansräkningarna och beslutade, i enlighet med styrelsens förslag, att resultatet enligt den fastställda resultaträkningen skulle överföras i ny räkning. Någon utdelning lämnas inte. Ansvarsfrihet Bolagsstämman beviljade styrelseledamöterna och verkställande direktören ansvarsfrihet för förvaltningen av Bolagets angelägenheter under räkenskapsåret 2020. Något beslut fattades emellertid inte avseende styrelseordföranden, då han – som enda röstande på bolagsstämman – inte kunde rösta om den egna ansvarsfriheten. Fastställande av antalet styrelseledamöter, styrelsesuppleanter och antalet revisorer Stämman beslutade att styrelsen ska bestå av fem (5) styrelseledamöter samt en (1) styrelsesuppleant. Vidare beslutades att bolaget ska fortsätta ha ett registrerat rev

TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company ASA (TGS) - Annual General Meeting Held11.5.2021 18:44:31 CEST | Press release

OSLO, Norway (11 May 2021) - The Annual General Meeting of TGS was held on 11 May 2021. All resolutions proposed were approved by the shareholders. The minutes from the Annual General Meeting are attached to this announcement. About TGS TGS provides scientific data and intelligence to companies active in the energy sector. In addition to a global, extensive and diverse energy data library, TGS offers specialized services such as advanced processing and analytics alongside cloud-based data applications and solutions. Forward Looking Statement All statements in this press release other than statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements, which are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict, and are based upon assumptions as to future events that may not prove accurate. These factors include TGS' reliance on a cyclical industry and principal customers, TGS' ability to continue to expand markets for licensing of data, and TGS' ab

Banque Profil de Gestion SA : Changement d’actionnaire de référence, nouvelle raison sociale et changements au sein du Conseil d’administration11.5.2021 18:21:13 CEST | Press release

Communiqué de presse Banque Profil de Gestion SA : Changement d’actionnaire de référence, nouvelle raison sociale et changements au sein du Conseil d’administration Genève, le 11 mai 2021 – Comme annoncé le 9 février dernier, Banque Profil de Gestion SA (BPDG), son actionnaire actuel de référence (Banca Profilo S.p.A) ainsi que les actionnaires de la société One Swiss Bank SA (OSB) ont signé deux contrats de vente d’actions formalisant, d’une part, le rachat par BPDG de 100% du capital de OSB et, d’autre part, la cession par Banca Profilo SpA des 60.4% d’actions qu’elle détient dans BPDG aux actionnaires actuels de OSB (la «Transaction»). La Transaction impliquera également la fusion subséquente par absorption de OSB par BPDG. Pour rappel, la Transaction est notamment soumise à agrément de la FINMA. Les démarches y relatives sont en cours et l’exécution des deux contrats de vente formalisant la Transaction (le «Closing ») interviendra le 1er juin prochain, sauf objection de la FINMA d’

Brunel AGM 202111.5.2021 18:00:00 CEST | Press release

Amsterdam, 11 May 2021 – Brunel International N.V. (Brunel; BRNL), a global provider of flexible workforce solutions and expertise, today announced the voting results of the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) of 11 May 2021. The AGM approved all voting items that were on the agenda. As a result, Jilko Andringa is reappointed as a member of the board of directors for a new term of four years. At the close of the meeting Mr Aat Schouwenaar, chairman of the supervisory board, retired from the supervisory board after having served on the supervisory board for 20 years. Mr Just Spee is reappointed as a member of the Supervisory Board for his second term of four years and will succeed Mr Aat Schouwenaar as chair of the Supervisory Board. Mr Frank van der Vloed is appointed as member of the Supervisory Board for a term of four years. A dividend of €0.30 per share of €0.03 par value has been declared for the 2020 financial year. The dividend, less 15% dividend withholding tax, will b