Launched by ENGIE on 15 February 2018 and concluded on 2 August, the Link 2018 employee shareholding plan enabled more than 40,000 Group employees in 18 countries to take part, with a total amount of 340 million euros in subscriptions, representing 33 million shares.
This is the first employee shareholding operation since the strategic shift made by ENGIE in 2016 aimed at refocusing the Group on growth businesses, a move whose realisation is the result of the commitment of its employees. The number of subscribers increased by more than 25% compared to the previous initiative, Link 2014, demonstrating employees' confidence in the transformation plan.
In France, more than 30,000 employees have made a 10-year commitment by subscribing to the new Link+ scheme.
Employee shareholders now hold more than 4% of ENGIE's capital.
The Group is thus allowing its employees to contribute in a different way to its transformation, by acquiring shares in the company on preferential terms.