MILAN, April 6 Italian market regulator has
summoned Assogestioni, whose funds invest in Telecom Italia
, after reports that it met with the phone group's top
shareholder ahead of a shareholder meeting in May, two sources
close to the matter said.
A source confirmed Italian media reports that the CEO of
Vivendi, which has a 24 percent stake in Telecom Italia, had met
the minority shareholder group earlier this week. Vivendi and
Assogestioni are due to present rival slates of candidates for
Telecom Italia's new board by the end of Sunday.
Sources have said Vivendi is considering putting its CEO
Arnaud de Puyfontaine forward as Telecom Italia's next chairman,
potentially aggravating concerns about the French group's
growing influence over Italian companies.
(Reporting by Maria Pia Quaglia and Agnieszka Flak)