How to participate and e-notice

Any shareholder, regardless of the number of shares he or she holds, is eligible to participate in the General Shareholders’ Meeting if he or she so wishes. This meeting convenes all of the Company’s shareholders at least once per year:

Direct Registered Form

You are registered in the accounts managed by BNP PARIBASSECURITIES SERVICES (account manager selected by the company).
The company knows your identity and, no less than 15 days prior to the date of the meeting, you are automatically and directly notified of the meeting via postal mail or email, provided you opted for receiving enotices.

Indirect Registered Form

Your securities are registered with the financial intermediary of your choice, responsible for their custody and management, however, you have expressed the desire to include your name in the shareholder register held by BNP PARIBAS SECURITIES SERVICES (account manager selected by the company).
The company knows your identity and, no less than 15 days prior to the date of the meeting, you are automatically and directly notified of the meeting by post.

Bearer Form

Your securities are held in an account registered with the financial intermediary of your choice. The Company does not send you a notice to attend the General Shareholders’ Meeting.
You can obtain the information and documents necessary for participating in the General Shareholders’ Meeting either from your financial intermediary or on the Company’s website, in the section dedicated to the General Shareholders’ Meeting.

All shareholders must justify their shareholder status by registering their shares in their name, no later than by midnight (Paris time) on the second business day preceding the date of the General Shareholders’ Meeting, on the registered securities account held by BNP PARIBAS SECURITIES SERVICES or on the securities account held by their financial intermediary. In this latter case, the registration is subject to a participation certificate issued by the duly authorised financial intermediary.

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Shareholders have several options for exercising their right to participate in the General Shareholders’ Meeting.

Attending the General Shareholders’ Meeting

In order to attend the General Shareholders’ Meeting in person, you need an attendance card. This card, along with valid proof of ID, must be presented at the Reception Desk and at the Sign-In Desk on the day of the General Shareholders’ Meeting.

If you have not received your attendance card in time for the Meeting, on the day of the Meeting you must go to the Reception Desk and present your valid proof of ID and, for those shareholders holding shares in bearer form, a certificate of participation issued by your financial intermediary.

Votes will be cast using a hand-held voting device distributed to you after you sign your name on the attendance sheet. At the end of the Meeting, you must return the voting device to the hostesses upon leaving the room.

Voting by Proxy

You can grant a proxy to:

  • the Chairman of the Meeting,
  • to any other natural person or legal entity of your choice, irrespective of whether he/she/it is a shareholder.

Voting by Post or Online

You can:

  • vote in favour of, against or abstain from voting on each of the resolutions submitted to the General Shareholders’ Meeting for approval,
  • vote on any potential draft resolutions not yet approved by the Board of Directors,
  • provide an opinion on the amendments or new resolutions that may be submitted at the Meeting.

Any shareholder who has requested an attendance card or a certificate of participation, or has given a proxy or cast a vote by post or online, can no longer change the method he or she selected for participating in the Meeting.

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Online

Casino, Guichard-Perrachon offers its shareholders the option (prior to the Meeting) of indicating their method of participation in the Meeting via VOTACCESS, a secure online platform that can be accessed:

  • for those shareholders holding their shares in direct registered form, by logging onto the PLANETSHARES website (https://planetshares.bnpparibas.com) and entering the same login information they use to access their registered account,
  • for those shareholders holding their shares in indirect registered form, by logging onto the PLANETSHARES website (https://planetshares.bnpparibas.com) and entering the login information provided in the top right-hand corner of the voting form attached to the notice of meeting brochure they received from the Company by post,
  • for those shareholders holding their shares in bearer form (1), via the account manager’s website, provided the latter subscribes to the VOTACCESS platform.

(1) Only those holders of bearer shares whose respective account managing institutions have both subscribed to the VOTACCESS system and offer their clients this service in the context of Casino, Guichard-Perrachon’s General Shareholders’ Meeting, will be granted access to this online platform.
Access to the VOTACCESS platform via the web portal of the shareholders’ account managing institution can be subject to specific conditions of use defined by the aforementioned institution.
As a result, any bearer form shareholders interested in this service should contact their respective account managing institutions for further information on said conditions of use.

The VOTACCESS platform can be accessed from the date on which shareholders receive their notice to attend the General Shareholders’ Meeting until 3 PM. (Paris time) on the day before the General Shareholders’ Meeting.

It is recommended that shareholders not wait until the eve of the Meeting to indicate their method of participation.

Via the voting form

The shareholder must indicate his or her choice by filling out the voting form enabling him or her to vote by post or by proxy:

For those shareholders holding their shares in registered form (direct or indirect), the form is attached to the notice of meeting brochure they received from the Company by post. The completed form must be returned to BNP PARIBAS SECURITIES SERVICES in the T envelope provided. Shareholders holding their shares in bearer form must obtain the form for voting by postal mail or the form for voting by proxy either from his or her financial intermediary or from the Company’s website at www.groupe-casino.fr.

The completed form must be returned to the Company’s registered headquarters or to BNP PARIBAS SECURITIES SERVICES. It must be sent along with a participation certificate issued by the duly authorised financial intermediary.

In the event that any voting form (for voting by post or by proxy) received fails to specify a representative, the Chairman of the General Shareholders’ Meeting will cast a vote in favour of the adoption of draft resolutions approved by the Board of Directors and a vote against the adoption of any other draft resolutions.

Under no circumstances can a shareholder return a voting form containing instructions to vote both by proxy and by post.

Pursuant to applicable legal and regulatory provisions, the form for voting by post must reach the Company’s registered headquarters or BNP PARIBAS SECURITIES SERVICES no later than 3 days before the General Shareholders’ Meeting.

A SHAREHOLDER VOTING ONLINE MUST REFRAIN FROM MAILING IN A VOTING FORM AND, CONVERSELY, A SHAREHOLDER MAILING IN A VOTING FORM MUST REFRAIN FROM VOTING ONLINE.

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BNP PARIBAS SECURITIES SERVICES
Services aux Emetteurs – Relations actionnaires
Grands Moulins de Pantin
9, Rue du Débarcadère
93761 PANTIN Cedex
Phone: +33 (0)1 40 14 31 00 (standard rates apply)
Monday through Friday from 8:45 AM to 6 PM
“Contact form” available on the home page Planetshares

GROUPE CASINO
Shareholder Relations
1, Cours Antoine Guichard
CS 50306
42008 SAINT-ETIENNE Cedex 1
Phone: +33 (0)800 16 18 20  (calls are free when made from a landline in France)
Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 6 PM
E-mail : actionnaires@groupe-casino.fr

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