Just Eat Takeaway.com N.V. (LSE: JET, AMS: TKWY), hereinafter the “Company”, or together with its group companies “Just Eat Takeaway.com”, announces that the Supervisory Board has decided that the voting item to reappoint Mr. Jörg Gerbig as Management Board member and COO has been withdrawn from the agenda of today’s Annual General Meeting of the Company (“AGM”).
The Supervisory Board has recently been informed of a formal complaint regarding Jörg Gerbig relating to possible personal misconduct at a company event. The Company has initiated an investigation into the allegations in line with the Company’s Speak Up Policy and will engage an external expert to conduct the investigation. As the investigation is in its initial stage, no conclusions have been drawn.
Mr. Gerbig is fully cooperating with the investigation and has informed the Supervisory Board that he has full confidence in the outcome. In order to avoid unnecessary uncertainties, the Company deems it important to confirm that the complaints were not related to financial or reporting obligations. Given the confidential nature of Speak Up Policy procedures and the requirement for a thorough process, recognising the privacy and interests of all involved, no additional information can be provided at this time.
Formally Mr. Gerbig’s term will end at the closing of today's AGM and he will from that moment cease to be a Management Board member. This will continue at least until the end of the investigation. Mr. Gerbig may be put for re-election if the allegations are determined to be unfounded.
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This press release contains inside information (i) as meant in clause 7(1) of the Market Abuse Regulation and (ii) in terms of Article 7(1) of the Market Abuse Regulation as it forms part of UK law pursuant to the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018.
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