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The founder of Compagnie Léa Nature sells his shares to F.I.C.U.S Fondaction

Le fondateur de Compagnie Léa Nature cède ses actions à F.I.C.U.S Fondaction

Charles Kloboukoff, Chairman, Founder and majority shareholder of Compagnie Léa Nature, has decided to gradually sell his shares to F.I.C.U.S Fondaction (Fonds de soutien aux Initiatives Citoyennes Utopiques et Solidaires), a general interest endowment fund.

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“This initiative is part of the still timid movement in France of shareholder foundations. The principle is to transfer, most often through a donation from an individual, the shares of a company to a foundation or an endowment fund and to finance actions of general interest thanks to the dividends,” explains Léa Nature. This progressive donation will end at the latest at the death of Charles Kloboukoff. From then on, F.I.C.U.S Fondaction will become the majority shareholder of the group, with 63% of the shares.

“I undertook the project out of a desire for independence, freedom of action and initiative, with the aim of reconciling economy and ecology around two pillars: nature and health. After the success of the first 20 years of the company, we started a family reflection about the ‘company of the common good’, its future, and its transmission and succession. With my wife Catherine, we did not want our children to be rich before they had made their own way,” explains Charles Kloboukoff. “I have discovered in life that all wealth is only worthwhile if it is shared. Securing the initial spirit of the company’s role, its values, its territorial roots and its durability by indirectly …

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