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Shareholders listed in a registered account may now access all details concerning the Shareholders’ Meeting in electronic format and can:

  • receive all the documents regarding the Shareholders’ Meeting by e-mail,
  • receive their invitation to attend the Shareholders’ Meeting by e-mail and accordingly manage their request for an admission card, mail voting card, or proxy card,
  • vote online.

 

 

I want to attend the Shareholders’ Meeting

To participate in the Shareholders’ Meeting you must prove ownership of your securities as required by article R.225.85 of the French Commercial Code, on D-3 business days (D = date of the Meeting):

  • if you are a registered shareholder, through the registration of your shares in the Company’s register on that date,
  • if you are a bearer shareholder, through the registration of your shares in an account, in your name or in the name of the intermediary registered for your account (in the case of a non resident shareholder), no later than 3 business days before the Meeting, in your securities account held by your bank or financial intermediary responsible for managing that account. The latter is required to issue an investment certificate to prove the registration of the securities on an account.

How do I vote?

You may exercise your voting right in three different ways:

  • by attending the Shareholders’ Meeting in person,
  • by using a mail voting or proxy form, which allows you to select one of the three options below:
    • give power to the Chairman of the Meeting,
    • vote by mail,
    • arrange for a proxy vote by a third party (spouse, civil union partner, another GDF SUEZ shareholder or any natural or legal person that participates in the Assembly),
  • voting online.

 

1st case: I will attend the Shareholders’ Meeting

  • If you are a registered shareholder, Société Générale will send you an admission card in response to your request, which must be received by Société Générale no later than five days before the Meeting.
  • If you are a bearer shareholder, your financial intermediary will transmit to Société Générale your request for an admission card (always accompanied by an account registration certificate, confirmed on D-3 business days). The admission card will be prepared by Société Générale, which shall send it to you through the postal service.

 

2nd case: I will not attend the Shareholders’ Meeting

  • You prefer to vote by mail

If you are a bearer shareholder, Société Générale should receive from your financial intermediary, three calendar days at least before the Meeting date, your voting form, which must be accompanied by an investment certificate issued by the financial intermediary.

If you are a registered shareholder, you should complete the form and send it to the institution authorized by GDF SUEZ at the following address:

Société Générale
Département Titres et Bourse – Service des Assemblées
32 rue de Champs de Tir
BP 81236
44312 Nantes Cedex 3

The mandatory deadline for receiving your instructions by Société Générale is: D-3 calendar days for any type of vote.

 

  • You prefer to arrange for a proxy vote by your spouse, civil union partner, another GDF SUEZ shareholder or any natural or legal person that participates in the Assembly:

If you are a bearer shareholder and you decide to return a power, this power must be addressed to your financial intermediary, which will transmit it to Société Générale at least 3 days before the Meeting together with an investment certificate.

If you are a registered shareholder, you may send your power directly to Société Générale.

 

  • You prefer to vote online:

If you are a bearer shareholder, you should inform your financial intermediary of your decision. It will transmit your request to Société Générale, together with your investment certificate. Société Générale will then send you your secure access codes for the vote.

Shareholders listed in a registered account may access all details concerning the Shareholders’ Meeting in electronic format and can:

  • receive all the documents regarding the Shareholders’ Meeting by e-mail,
  • receive their invitation to attend the Shareholders’ Meeting by e-mail and accordingly manage their request for an admission card, mail voting card, or proxy card,
  • vote online.