Update on legal proceedings to obtain information from HAL and GrandVision
Charenton-le-Pont, France (August 25, 2020 – 7am) – EssilorLuxottica acknowledges that yesterday the Dutch District Court issued a judgment in the summary proceedings that were initiated by EssilorLuxottica. The Court dismissed EssilorLuxottica’s demands for disclosure of information from both HAL and GrandVision on how the latter company conducted business during COVID-19. It should be noted that the information and data seized at the premises of GrandVision, with the express permission of the Court, will remain protected from any change and available for further legal proceedings. EssilorLuxottica is studying the judgment and assessing its options, including the possibility of filing an appeal against the judgment. The Company remains concerned about GrandVision’s behavior in continuing to deny access to important information related to their handling of the COVID-19 outbreak.