Due to the Covid-19 epidemic, the Board of Directors has decided to hold the Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 17 June 2020 at 10 amCEST, at 148 rue de l’Université in Paris (75007) without the physical presence of shareholders or other persons entitled to attend, in accordance with Article 4 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.
The shareholders are therefore expressly asked to exercise their voting rights prior to the Annual General Meeting, either by submitting their voting instructions online (via the Votaccess platform, which will be open from Friday 29 May 2020), or by returning the postal or proxy voting forms. No attendance cards will be issued.
Generally speaking, given the exceptional circumstances of the health crisis and the prevailing uncertainty surrounding postal delays, shareholders are advised to opt for electronic means of communication, where possible.
All participation methods take into account the changes introduced by decree no. 2020-418 of 10 April 2020 and are presented in the Notice of Meeting published in the Bulletin des Annonces Légales Obligatoires (BALO) on 13 May 2020, and in the notice of meeting brochure (pages 44 et seq.) published on the website on the same date.
Shareholders may also submit written questions as indicated in the notice of meeting brochure (page 48).
Audio of the entire Meeting will be broadcast live in French on Wednesday 17 June 2020, at 10:00 a.m. CEST via a dedicated platform on the Company’s website at www.groupe-casino.fr/en. Shareholders will be able to register on the platform from 10:00 a.m. CEST on 8 June 2020 and follow the event by clicking on the following link: https://edge.media-server.com/mmc/p/3hn9yyt5
Shareholders will not be able to ask questions via this channel during the live broadcast of the Meeting. However, in order to encourage shareholder dialogue, the Company is keen to ensure that shareholders are able to raise the questions that would customarily be asked orally during the Meeting. For this purpose, a dedicated Q&A page will be made available on the broadcast platform from Monday 8 June 2020 until 10:00 a.m. CEST on Monday 15 June 2020.
Answers covering the most popular topics will be made available on the day of the Meeting on the broadcast platform and on the Q&A page.
The Meeting broadcast platform will remain open until 17 September 2020.
The minutes of the Meeting and voting results will be posted on the Company’s website on the Q&A page.
For any additional information and/or questions about the Annual General Meeting, please contact Shareholder Relations: by dialling +33 (0)800 16 18 20 (France only, calls free of charge from landlines) or by email at email@example.com.
- 2019 Universal Registration Document (in French)
- Description of the share buyback program (in French)
- Preliminary Notice to attend the Ordinary and Extraordinary General Meeting published in the Balo on May 13, 2020
- Notice of Meeting
- Voting and Proxy Form
- Request for additional documents and information
- Number of outstanding shares and voting rights as of 13 may 2020
- Notice of Meeting published in the “Balo” on May 29, 2020 (in French)
- Notice of Meeting published in “L’Essor – Affiches” on May 29, 2020 (in French)
Access the webcast of the Annual General Meeting by clicking on the link : https://edge.media-server.com/mmc/p/3hn9yyt5
Think e-notice ! For more information, please refer to the following section