Frequently asked questions
As shareholders' identities are known, the company can send them information or notices of meeting directly.
They can attend shareholders' meetings with no special formalities. Shareholders who hold Bouygues shares in registered form for more than two years have double voting rights.
To be sold, Bouygues shares must be in bearer form. Any sale of registered shares therefore requires that they first be converted into bearer shares and transferred to a financial intermediary.
Shareholders holding pure registered shares will receive as many statements and tax certificates as securities they own. The large number of documents thus accumulated can be inconvenient when completing tax returns.
To convert Bouygues shares into pure registered form, the shareholder must transmit a request to the financial intermediary with whom the shares are deposited. When Bouygues receives the shares, it sends the shareholder notification and an account activation form.
Bouygues holds registered share accounts directly and is a member of Euroclear France as an issuer under No. 791.
Managing pure registered share accounts within a PEA is complex and restrictive for both Bouygues, as depositary of the shares, and the financial intermediaries that hold the PEA securities and cash accounts. It is therefore Bouygues' policy not to open such accounts.
Shareholders wishing to register their Bouygues shares already held in a PEA must choose the administered registered form.
Bouygues has made it a general rule not to have any involvement in trades on behalf of its shareholders. Shareholders wishing to buy or sell Bouygues shares should therefore apply to the financial intermediary of their choice.
Before selling all or some of their Bouygues shares held in pure registered form, shareholders should send Bouygues a letter asking for them to be converted into bearer form with the financial intermediary of their choice, together with their bank account details (no charge is made for converting shares from registered into bearer form). Shareholders then transmit orders directly to their financial intermediary.
All Bouygues shareholders are entitled to attend general meetings of shareholders, regardless of the number of shares they own.
- Holders of bearer shares must provide Bouygues with a participation certificate “attestation de participation” from the financial intermediary that manages their securities account confirming book entry of their shares in its account. This certificate must be provided by and before midnight, CET (at the beginning of the calendar day) two days before the general meeting.
- Holders of pure or administered registered shares may attend general meetings without any special formalities. However, an admission card “carte d’admission”, which may be requested from the company, will facilitate access to these meetings.
However, their shares must be registered with Bouygues by and before midnight, CET (at the beginning of the calendar day) two days before the date of the general meeting.
Double voting rights are allocated to all Bouygues shares that have been registered for at least two years in the name of the same holder.
Shareholders wishing to attend a Bouygues general meeting may request an admission card “carte d’admission” as follows:
- Bearer shareholders should ask the financial intermediary with whom their shares are deposited to ensure that Bouygues sends them an admission card “carte d’admission” on the basis of the participation certificate “attestation de participation” sent to Bouygues. Any shareholders who have not received an admission card can obtain the participation certificate directly from said financial intermediary and attend the meeting with said certificate.
- Registered shareholders should request an admission card “carte d’admission” directly from Bouygues. Any shareholders who have not received an admission card can attend the meeting directly.
Shareholders who do not wish to attend a Bouygues general meeting in person, but who wish to be represented or to vote by post may do so as follows:
- Bearer shareholders should ask the financial intermediary with whom their shares are deposited for a single proxy/postal ballot and then send it along with the participation certificate “attestation de participation”.
- Registered shareholders should return the proxy/postal ballot appended to the Convening Notice directly to Bouygues.
- Postal ballots must reach Bouygues by and before midnight, CET (at the end of the calendar day) three days before the date of the meeting.
By telephone: 0 805 120 007 (toll free from France only)
By e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The minutes and slides of each shareholders' meeting are available on our website. Click here to download them.
All Bouygues Registration Documents and Annual Reports since 2001 are available on our website. You can either download them or order them by clicking here. You will then receive them by mail.
For all financial information, please contact the investor relations team on +33 1 44 20 12 77 or by e-mail: email@example.com
(Updated: January 2016)
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