Employee savings

 Thanks to a dynamic employee share ownership policy, introduced in 1970 then regularly improved, Bouygues employees are the Group’s second largest shareholder. They hold 24.8% of the capital and 30.2% of the voting rights* through several employee mutual funds.

With nearly 60,000 employees in these funds, Bouygues is the CAC 40 company with the highest level of employee share ownership.

Two employee shareholder representatives have had seats on Bouygues’ Board of Directors since 1995.

Sandra Nombret and Michèle Vilain are the two directors representing employee shareholders currently in office, reflecting the increase in the number of women serving on the Group’s Board of Directors.

A Company Savings Scheme since 1990

Martin Bouygues created a corporate savings plan invested in Bouygues shares in 1990 in order to give employees a stake in the Group’s growth. The plan, to which the Group makes matching contributions, is a great success. The original scheme has been steadily improved over the years, encouraging small pay-ins in order to increase the number of investors.

In addition, capital increases reserved for Group employees have further strengthened the position of employee shareholders.

Collective retirement savings scheme (PERCO)

With the aim of further improving the Group’s human resources policy, and to address the problem of the foreseeable decline in retired people’s pension income, since January 2006 Bouygues has offered employees of the Group’s French companies a collective retirement savings scheme (Perco).

Eight leveraged capital increases since 1999

Bouygues Confiance

Bouygues Confiance, the first leveraged capital increase reserved for employees, was launched in December 1999.

Bouygues Confiance Limited to €230 million and intended for the 42,000 Group employees with tax residence in France, the capital increase was oversubscribed by 23%. More than 20,000 employees subscribed to the scheme, which reached maturity in January 2005.

Bouygues Confiance 2

Bouygues Confiance 2, a second leveraged capital increase also limited to €230 million, was launched in December 2001.

Bouygues Confiance 2The scheme, which was oversubscribed by nearly 100%, was open to all employees in France, expatriate staff and employees from some subsidiaries abroad. Almost 30,000 employees subscribed. The operation reached maturity in January 2007.

Bouygues Confiance 3

Bouygues Confiance 3, the third leveraged capital increase reserved for employees of the Group's French companies, was carried out in December 2005.

Bouygues Confiance 3It was limited to €250 million. Some 25,000 staff members subscribed. The operation reached maturity in January 2011.

Bouygues Confiance 4

Bouygues Confiance 4 is the fifth leveraged capital increase reserved for employees of the Group's French companies.

Bouygues Confiance 4It was carried out in December 2007 and limited to €300 million. Some 37,500 staff members subscribed. The scheme reached maturity in December 2012.

 See press release of 31 August 2007

Bouygues Confiance 5

Bouygues Confiance 5, the seventh leveraged capital increase, was made available in November 2010 to employees of the Group’s French companies

Bouygues Confiance 5

working under employment contracts governed by French law. The authorised capital increase was €250 million. More than 30,000 employees subscribed.

Bouygues Confiance 6

Bouygues Confiance 6, the eighth leveraged capital increase, was made available in November 2012 to employees of the Group’s French companies


working under employment contracts governed by French law. The authorised

capital increase was €150 million. More than 17,500 employees subscribed (or nearly 23% of eligible employees)

See press release of 28 December 2012

Bouygues Confiance 7

Bouygues Confiance 7, the ninth leveraged capital increase, was made available in November 2015 to employees of the Group’s French companie

working under employment contracts governed by French law. The authorised

capital increase was €150 million. More than 17,849 employees subscribed (or nearly 26,04% of eligible employees)

See press release of 29 December 2015

Bouygues Partage

Bouygues Partage, an employee share ownership plan accessible on equal terms.

Bouygues Partage

In December 2006, Bouygues’ Board of Directors decided to carry out a new employee share ownership plan called Bouygues Partage.

Launched in April 2007, Bouygues Partage was a huge success. The plan was subscribed by more than 53,000 staff members in France.

See press release of 21 May 2007

See press release of 7 December 2006

Bouygues Partage 2

Bouygues Partage 2, an employee share ownership plan accessible on equal terms


Bouygues Partage 2

Following the considerable success of the Bouygues Partage employee share ownership scheme in 2007, the Board of Directors decided on 2 June 2009 to approve a new capital increase for employees, Bouygues Partage 2.

In November 2009, 55,326 employees subscribed to Bouygues Partage 2. The capital increase took place on 30 November 2009 for a total of €193 million.


(Updated: January 2016)

24.8
%
of Bouygues' capital
is owned
by employees