The founder of Italian eyewear giant Luxottica is celebrating his 80th
birthday by giving the firm’s 8,000 employees in Italy shares worth around
nine million euros.

Leonardo del Vecchio, Italy’s second richest man thanks to an eyewear brand
sported by star designers including Chanel and Giorgio Armani, is gifting
his staff 140,000 Luxottica Group treasury shares, the company said on
Tuesday. “A sincere thank you to the Group’s employees in Italy, those at
the heart of Luxottica’s success,” Del Vecchio said in a statement.

“With this small gesture, I would like to show how important the employees
are to me. I truly feel as if we are a family,” he said. Luxottica, owner
of the Ray-Ban and Oakley brands, reported a record profit for 2014 and
began 2015 in style, boasting an increase in its first-quarter profit of
nearly 34 percent thanks to strong growth sales in North America. (AFP)

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