Given the current Covid-19 pandemic and in accordance with the measures introduced by French government order no. 2020-321 of 25 March 2020 amending the rules for meetings and deliberations of shareholders and management bodies of legal entities and entities without legal personality governed by French private law, the Board of Directors has decided to hold the Annual Shareholders' Meeting at the Company's head office, located 93 avenue de Paris, 91300 Massy, without the physical presence of its shareholders or any other person entitled to attend the meeting.
Shareholders are invited to vote or grant proxy to the Chairman or another person of their choice:
via the Internet through the Votaccess website; or by post.
We invite you to regularly consult the section dedicated to the 2021 Annual Shareholders' Meeting on the Company's website. This section will be kept up to date to ensure that shareholders remain informed.
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HOW TO PARTICIPATE
IN THE SHAREHOLDERS' MEETING
Given the current Covid-19 pandemic and in accordance with the measures introduced by French government order no. 2020-321 of March 25, 2020 amending the rules for meetings and deliberations of shareholders and management bodies of legal persons and entities without legal personality governed by French private law, and extended by decree no. 2021-255 of March 9, 2021, the Board of Directors has decided to hold the Annual Shareholders' Meeting behind closed doors at the Company's head office located at 93, avenue de Paris, 91300 Massy (France).
In these conditions, you are invited to cast your vote by post or grant proxy to the Chairman of the Shareholders' Meeting or another person of your choice. To do so, you can vote either:
via the secure Votaccess platform (including through your bank's website) until May 20, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.; or
by posting the completed voting from, to be received by Société Générale no later than May 18, 2021.
ALL SHAREHOLDERS, REGARDLESS OF HOW MANY SHARES THEY OWN, MAY PARTICIPATE IN THE SHAREHOLDERS' MEETING SIMPLY BY PROVIDING PROOF OF IDENTITY AND SHARE OWNERSHIP.
Formalities prior to participating in the Shareholders' Meeting
In accordance with Article R. 22-10-28 of the French Commercial Code (Code de commerce), participating in the Shareholders' Meeting and voting by post or by proxy is reserved for shareholders who have provided evidence of their shareholder status by demonstrating that their shares are registered either in their own name or in that of the ﬁnancial intermediary acting on their behalf, at least two days prior to the Shareholders' Meeting, i.e., at midnight Paris time on the morning of May 19, 2021 (D-2), as follows:
shares are registered in the Company share register maintained by its authorised agent, Société Générale, Service Assemblées Générales, CS 30812, 44308 Nantes Cedex 03; or
shares are held in the bearer share register maintained by a ﬁnancial intermediary, the custodian of your shares.
How to participate in the Shareholders' Meeting
As the Shareholders' Meeting will exceptionally be held behind closed doors, it will not be possible to request an admission card to attend the Shareholders' Meeting in person. Regardless of how many shares you own, you may:
vote by post;
grant proxy to the Chairman of the Shareholders' Meeting; or
grant proxy to a person of your choice.
Regardless of how you participate, you can cast your vote in two different ways:
via the Votaccess platform; or
by returning the completed voting form by post.
If you have already submitted your vote by post or granted a proxy:
you can choose a different option for participating in the Shareholders' Meeting if your instruction reaches the Company at least four days prior to the Shareholders' Meeting;
you can sell all or part of your shares at any time; however, if you transfer ownership of your shares two days prior to the Shareholders' Meeting, any vote you have cast by post or any proxy request, as well as your certiﬁcate of share ownership may be invalidated or modiﬁed depending on the case. Any transfers of share ownership will not be taken into account if the sale takes place less than two days prior to the Shareholders' Meeting.
Written questions must be sent no later than two business days prior to the Shareholders' Meeting, i.e., May 19, 2021, to the attention of the Chairman of the Board of Directors:
by electronic means (using the followinge-mailaddress: email@example.com); or
by registered letter with acknowledgement of receipt sent to the Chairman of the Board of Directors, 93 avenue de Paris, 91300 Massy.
Shareholders must enclose a certificate of registration of their shares with their letter.
AS A GENERAL MATTER, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT SHAREDHOLERS OPT FOR ELECTRONIC PARTICIPATION.
As a Registered Shareholder, each year you receive a Notice of Meeting by post inviting you to attend the Shareholders' Meeting.
You can choose to be notified of the meeting by e-mail.
If you choose this option, you will receive an e-mail giving you access to all of the available information regarding the Shareholders' Meeting. By opting for thee-notice,you are choosing a simple, quick, secure andcost-effectivenotification method.
To opt for thee-noticefor the 2022 Shareholders' Meeting, go directly to www.sharinbox.societegenerale.com, then:
navigate to the "Personal information" tab;
click on "Free sign-up" in the "e-services/e-notification for Shareholders' Meetings" section.
If you have opted for e-notice but you continue to receive hard-copy documentation, your request may be incomplete or illegible. In this case, please re-submit your request by following the instructions above.
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HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SHAREHOLDERS' MEETING
How to use the Votaccess website
How to use the Votaccess website
THIS SECURE, DEDICATED WEBSITE WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM 9:00 A.M. ON MAY 3, 2021 TO 3:00 P.M. ON MAY 20, 2021 (PARIS TIME), I.E., ONE BUSINESS DAY PRIOR TO THE SHAREHOLDERS' MEETING.
IF YOU ARE A REGISTERED SHAREHOLDER
Enter the Sharinbox login and password sent to you by post from the Company's authorised agent, Société Générale. This login appears in the voting form addressed to you, as indicated on page 5.
The password was sent to you by post at the start of your business relationship with the Company's authorised agent, Société Générale. Your password may be retrieved by going to the Sharinbox homepage and clicking on "Get your codes".
To access the voting website (instructions available in your Sharinbox account), click on "Reply" in the "Shareholders' General Meeting" section. Then follow the on-screen instructions and click on "Vote" in the "Reply" area of the "Shareholders General Meeting" section.
IF YOU ARE A BEARER SHAREHOLDER AND YOUR FINANCIAL INTERMEDIARY IS AFFILIATED WITH THE VOTACCESS WEBSITE
Access the Votaccess website by logging on to your financial intermediary's website.
Follow the instructions on your screen.
Choose how you want to participate in the Shareholders' Meeting:
VOTE ON RESOLUTIONS
GRANT PROXY TO THE CHAIRMAN OF THE SHAREHOLDERS' MEETING
GRANT PROXY TO A NATURAL OR LEGAL PERSON OF YOUR CHOICE
In accordance with Article R. 22-10-24 of the French
■ for Registered Shareholders: log on to
Commercial Code, you may revoke a proxy electronically, as
■for Bearer Shareholders: connect via Votaccess.
SHAREHOLDERS ARE ADVISED NOT TO WAIT UNTIL THE LAST FEW DAYS TO LOG ON AND VOTE, AS THIS COULD OVERLOAD THE VOTACCESS WEBSITE.
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