Who can attend and how?
The Shareholders’ Meeting is a very special opportunity for communication and dialog between the Group, its senior executives and its shareholders.
The Shareholders’ Meeting is a special event held in a venue specially selected to enable:
- shareholders to find out more about the Group’s results and goals
- shareholders to contribute to the decision-making process by voting on resolutions
All shareholders, regardless of how many shares they own, are entitled to attend the Meeting, subject to demonstrating their shareholder status. All that is required is to show ownership of the shares in accordance with Article R. 225-85 of the French Commercial Code no later than 2 business days before the Meeting, which in this case means no later than midnight Paris time on Friday, April 29, 2016.
By demonstrating that your shares are recorded in the Company share register, which is maintained on its behalf by Société Générale.
By demonstrating that your shares are recorded either in your own name or in that of the intermediary acting on your behalf (for non-resident shareholders) in the share account maintained by the relevant financial intermediary or bank no later than 2 business days before the Meeting.
The fact that your shares are recorded in this way must be evidenced by a certificate of shareholding provided by your authorized intermediary.
Please note : if you have sold your shares after sending your instructions (no later than 2 business days in advance, i.e. no later than midnight Paris time on April 29, 2016), your financial intermediary will report the sale to Société Générale, which will cancel your instructions (vote, card application and proxy) for the number of shares sold with no further action required on your part.
Attending the Shareholders’ Meeting
Shareholders wishing to attend the May 3 Shareholders’ Meeting in person: remember to request your admission card from your financial intermediary.
- Registered shareholdersSubmit your request to Société Générale no later than Friday, April 29, 2016.
Registered shareholders also have the option to go directly to the desks provided on the day of the meeting to request their admission card.
- Bearer shareholdersAsk your financial intermediary in good time before the Shareholders’ Meeting to pass on your request for an admission card to Société Générale (requests must be accompanied by a certificate of share ownership no later than 2 days before the meeting i.e. midnight Paris time on Friday, April 29, 2016). The card is issued by Société Générale and will be posted to you.
Please note that shareholders wishing to attend the Shareholders’ Meeting can print their own admission card directly from the Internet using the same procedure as that used for e-voting.
Postal or proxy voting for those not attending the Shareholders’ Meeting
- Registered shareholders
You must complete the form received in the post and send it to Société Générale, the institution appointed by ENGIE, using the pre-paid envelope enclosed with the notice of meeting.
- Bearer shareholdersYou must return the voting form to your financial intermediary, who will send it to Société Générale accompanied by the shareholding certificate it issues on your behalf. The form must be received by Société Générale no later than 3 calendar days prior to the date of the Meeting, which is Friday, April 29, 2016.
Shareholders who opt to vote by post may no longer attend the Shareholders’ Meeting or be represented at it. Joint owners of shares are required to be represented at the Meeting by only one of them, who will be deemed to be the owner of the shares concerned.