Lead Independent Director

It is worth mentioning that in October 2012, subsequent to EDF acquiring control of Edison, the Board of Directors selected, among the independent Directors a Lead Independent Director, assigning him the tasks required by the Code. This decision was made because, interpreting the Code with a substantive approach, the Board found that the requirements for such an appointment did exist at the time. This decision was due to the fact that the Chairman of Edison’s Board of Directors also serves as EDF’s Chairman and General Manager. The Board of Directors at a meeting held after the Shareholders’ Meeting of April 2, 2019, that elected the Board of Directors currently in office, has appointed to that role, the independent director Paolo di Benedetto.