GDF SUEZ distinguished itself once again in 2012 by winning a number of awards handed out to listed companies for the quality of their shareholder relations:
• 1st prize for Shareholder Relations – Les Echos/Investir/Mazars,
• 1st prize for Shareholder Democracy – AGEFI,
• 1st prize in the Grands Prix de l’Assemblée Générale: CapitalCom/DLA Piper,
• the Group was also awarded the Grand Prix de la Transparence by Labrador for financial transparency in the Utilities category.
These many successes pay tribute to the Group’s actions, which seek to favor proximity and interaction with shareholders and promote the expression and participation of as many people as possible.
Gérard Mestrallet, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GDF SUEZ, comments: “The relationship that we hold with our shareholders and with all of the Group’s stakeholders is fundamental to enabling the sustainable and responsible development of GDF SUEZ. We aim to provide the best possible response to the expectations of the one million shareholders that make up the Group. These awards recognize our efforts and our constant drive for innovation.”
For some years, the Group has been a benchmark player in terms of shareholder policy, specifically through among others a huge number of meetings with shareholders either institutional and individual shareholders, the integrated management of a multi-channel system, the organization of an innovative and exclusive e-club for its shareholders and the development of electronic notifications and voting for all shareholders ahead of General Meetings.
GDF SUEZ develops its businesses around a model based on responsible growth to take up today’s major energy and environmental challenges: meeting energy needs, ensuring the security of supply, combating climate change and optimizing the use of resources. The Group provides highly efficient and innovative solutions to individuals, cities and businesses by relying on diversified gas-supply sources, flexible and low-emission power generation as well as unique expertise in four key sectors: liquefied natural gas, energy efficiency services, independent power production and environmental services. GDF SUEZ employs 218,900 people worldwide and achieved revenues of €90.7 billion in 2011. The Group is listed on the Brussels, Luxembourg and Paris stock exchanges and is represented in the main international indices: CAC 40, BEL 20, DJ Stoxx 50, DJ Euro Stoxx 50, Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, MSCI Europe, ASPI Eurozone and ECPI Ethical Index EMU.