Press release

The annual combined shareholders' meeting on april 20, 2021 will be held behind closed doors

In view to comply with the French Government’s latest sanitary restrictions, and to protect our shareholders, guests and organizers, Frédéric Gardès, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, acting as per the powers granted to him by the Board of Directors on February 16, 2021, has decided that the Annual Combined Shareholders’ Meeting on April 20, 2021 will be exceptionally held behind closed doors, contrary to what was indicated in the meeting notification dated March 15, 2021, the terms of which are modified as below:

At date, administrative measures restricting or prohibiting travel and gathering in groups do not allow for the physical presence of shareholders at the Annual General Shareholders’ Meeting, given the number of people that are usually present at shareholder meetings.

Thus, in accordance with the emergency measures passed by the French Government to fight the spread of Covid-19, along with Ordinance No. 2020-321 dated March 25, 2020 and Decree No. 2020-418 dated April 10, 2020, the Annual Combined Shareholders Meeting of the Company will be held without the physical presence of the shareholders at the registered office of the Company, 1 rue du Colonel Pierre Avia, 75015 Paris, at 3 p.m.

As such, the following modalities will apply:

  • No admission card will be issued;
  • Shareholders may only vote remotely and prior to the Meeting, by mail using the voting form or by giving proxy to the Chairman of the Meeting until Friday April 16, 2021 at 11:59 pm;
  • Shareholders can ask written questions up to two working days before the Meeting, ie until Friday April 16, 2021 at 11:59 pm;
  • The Meeting will be broadcast live and in its entirety on the Company's website, - Finance section;
  • The video of the Meeting will be available at the end of the meeting on the website, with the presentation broadcast during the meeting.

These changes are explained in further detail on the Company's website: in the 2021/ShareholdersMeeting section, and will be reiterated in the meeting notification, which will be published on April 2, 2021 in the Bulletin des Annonces Légales Obligatoires.

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