Annual Shareholders’ Meeting – May 12th, 2021
Due to the ongoing health crisis and the associated restrictions imposed by the French government, the Annual General Meeting must be held without the physical presence of shareholders or other persons entitled to attend. The Board of Directors has therefore decided to hold the Meeting on Wednesday, 12 May 2021 at 10:00 a.m. CEST, at 148 rue de l’Université in Paris (75007), without the physical presence of shareholders or other persons entitled to attend, in accordance with the provisions of government order no. 2020-321 of 25 March 2020, amending the rules for holding and taking decisions at General Meetings in light of the Covid-19 epidemic (since amended), extended by decree no. 2021-255 of 9 March 2021.
Accordingly, no admission cards will be sent out. We are expressly asking shareholders to cast their votes prior to the Annual General Meeting either by submitting their voting instructions online (via the Votaccess platform, which will be open from Friday, 23 April 2021), or by returning the postal or proxy voting forms. Shareholders are advised to opt for electronic means of communication wherever possible.
All of the conditions for participation are presented in the Preliminary Notice published in the Bulletin des Annonces Légales Obligatoires(BALO) on 5 April 2021, and in the Notice of Meeting (pages 42 et seq.) available below.
Audio of the entire Meeting will be broadcast live in French on Wednesday, 12 May 2021, from 10:00 a.m. CEST on the Company’s website via a dedicated platform. Shareholders wishing to do so may sign up to the platform and follow the event by clicking on the link below:
A replay will also be available on the Company’s website and will remain accessible after the Meeting.
During this “closed session” Meeting, in order to maintain shareholder dialogue, which is particularly important to the Company, in addition to the “written questions” provided for by law under the French Commercial Code (Code de Commerce), shareholders may submit questions in writing in advance that would customarily be asked orally during the Meeting. Accordingly, a dedicated portal for these questions will be available on the replay platform from Tuesday, 4 May 2021 at 10:00 a.m. CEST until Tuesday, 11 May 2021 at 12:00 p.m. CEST (the day before the Meeting). These questions will be answered orally during the Annual General Meeting within the time set aside for them.
The scrutineers for the Meeting, selected from the ten shareholders with the largest number of voting rights on the date of the notice of the Annual General Meeting, and who have accepted this duty, are Rallye and Equitis Gestion.
Following the Meeting, the report containing the voting results will be available on this dedicated portal of the Company’s website.
For any additional information and/or questions relating to the Annual General Meeting, shareholders may contact Shareholder Relations by phone on a toll-free number (+33 (0) 800 16 18 20 – calls made from France only) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Documents to download :
- Universal registration document 2020 (French version)
- Description of the share buyback program (French version)
- Preliminary Notice to attend the Ordinary and Extraordinary General Meeting published in the Balo on April 5, 2021
- Notice of Meeting
- Voting and Proxy Form
- Request for additional documents and information
- Number of outstanding shares and voting rights as of 5 april 2021
- Notice of Meeting published in the “Balo” on April 23, 2021
- Notice of Meeting published in “L’Essor – Affiches” on April 23, 2021(in French)
- Download General Meeting presentation of 2021
- Answers of the Board of Directors to written questions