Individual Shareholder

Caution: The following information is given only for purposes of illustration for the use of French shareholders residing in France.

Non-French shareholders will need to contact their customary investment services provider.

Becoming a shareholder

It only takes ownership of one share to be a Bolloré SA shareholder in all respects and thus an owner of a fraction of its equity.

Ways to hold Bolloré SA shares:

You can hold Bolloré SA shares in two forms of your own choosing: bearer shares and registered shares.

Bearer shares

These shares are registered to the financial intermediary of your choice — an investment services company, a bank or on-line brokerage — which acts as an intermediary between those who place orders and the market. If you hold bearer shares, you are able to put all of the shares in your portfolio into one account. Your identity is not known to Bolloré (unless Bolloré SA makes use of the identification procedure provided in its Bylaws).

Registered shares

There are two possible ways of holding registered shares.

Administered account:
Your stock portfolio is kept by your financial intermediary, which manages it and will be your only point of contact. Your shares, however, are also registered in the name shares registry kept by Bolloré SA, allowing us to identify you (for annual meeting notices, etc.).

Direct registration:
Your shares are registered directly and exclusively in the name shares registry kept by Bolloré SA, allowing us to identify you. Bolloré SA has engaged CACEIS Corporate Trust (CACEIS) to handle directly registered shares. CACEIS then becomes your point of contact; and you can consult about, or make trades in, this stock account on the Olis Actionnaire website.

CACEIS Corporate Trust Investor Relations can be reached at the following address and numbers:

CACEIS Corporate Trust
Relation Investisseurs
14, rue Rouget de Lisle
92 862 Issy les Moulineaux Cedex 9 – France
Email: ct-contact@caceis.com
Tel: Paris: +33 1 57 78 34 44
Tel: Toronto: +1 905 281 2847
Fax: Paris: + 33 1 49 08 05 80

About the different ways to hold shares:

Who keeps my account?

Registered shares Direct CACEIS handles your securities account (Bolloré SA shares only)
Administered Your financial intermediary handles your (multi-) securities account and forwards to CACEIS the information necessary for registration and for keeping track of the name registry.
Bearer shares Your financial intermediary handles your (multi-) securities account.
Registered shares Direct CACEIS handles your securities account (Bolloré SA shares only)
Administered Your financial intermediary handles your (multi-) securities account and forwards to CACEIS the information necessary for registration and for keeping track of the name registry.
Bearer shares Your financial intermediary handles your (multi-) securities account.

To whom do I send my orders to buy or sell?

Registered shares Direct To CACEIS
Administered To your financial intermediary
Bearer shares

 

Registered shares Direct To CACEIS
Administered To your financial intermediary
Bearer shares

 

Commissions for buying Bolloré SA stock

Registered shares Direct Refer to fee table below.
Administered Depends on the fees charged by your financial intermediary
Bearer shares

 

Registered shares Direct Refer to fee table below.
Administered Depends on the fees charged by your financial intermediary
Bearer shares

 

What are the custodial and handling fees?

Registered shares Direct Free of charge
Administered Vary, depending on the fees charged by your financial intermediary
Bearer shares

 

Registered shares Direct Free of charge
Administered Vary, depending on the fees charged by your financial intermediary
Bearer shares

 

And what about by annual tax return

Registered shares Direct CACEIS will send you a single tax form (French acronym IFU) containing the transactions involving Bolloré stock
Administered Your financial intermediary will send you an IFU showing all the trades in your securities account.
Bearer shares

 

Registered shares Direct CACEIS will send you a single tax form (French acronym IFU) containing the transactions involving Bolloré stock
Administered Your financial intermediary will send you an IFU showing all the trades in your securities account.
Bearer shares

 

Gains on disposal

Registered shares Direct The IFU you receive shows only the value of Bolloré stock sold during the year. It is up to you to calculate the capital gains.
Administered The IFU you receive shows all sales made during the year. Some financial intermediaries manage capital gains and losses. (There is usually a charge for this).
Bearer shares

 

Registered shares Direct The IFU you receive shows only the value of Bolloré stock sold during the year. It is up to you to calculate the capital gains.
Administered The IFU you receive shows all sales made during the year. Some financial intermediaries manage capital gains and losses. (There is usually a charge for this).
Bearer shares

 

Can I register my stock in an equity savings plan (French acronym PEA)?

Registered shares Direct Not allowed
Administered Possible
Bearer shares Possible
Registered shares Direct Not allowed
Administered Possible
Bearer shares Possible

How do I receive notice of the General Meeting?

Registered shares All the documents needed to take part in the meeting are automatically sent to you.
Bearer shares You need to take the necessary steps with your financial intermediary
Registered shares All the documents needed to take part in the meeting are automatically sent to you.
Bearer shares You need to take the necessary steps with your financial intermediary

From whom do I request an admission ticket?

Registered shares Direct From CACEIS
Administered From CACEIS
Bearer shares From your financial intermediary
Registered shares Direct From CACEIS
Administered From CACEIS
Bearer shares From your financial intermediary

What must I show to be admitted to the General Meeting?

Registered shares Direct Your admission ticket or your ID
Administered Your admission ticket or your ID
Bearer shares Your admission ticket or an attendance certificate (French “attestation de participation”) drawn up by your financial intermediary, and in either case, some form of identification.
Registered shares Direct Your admission ticket or your ID
Administered Your admission ticket or your ID
Bearer shares Your admission ticket or an attendance certificate (French “attestation de participation”) drawn up by your financial intermediary, and in either case, some form of identification.

What are my voting rights at the General Meeting?

Registered shares 1 share = 1 vote. But in accordance with the law, each registered share owned for at least two years is entitled to a double vote (1 share = 2 votes).
Bearer shares 1 share = 1 vote
Registered shares 1 share = 1 vote. But in accordance with the law, each registered share owned for at least two years is entitled to a double vote (1 share = 2 votes).
Bearer shares 1 share = 1 vote

Payment of dividend (share entitled to a dividend)

Registered shares Direct By CACEIS
Administered By your financial intermediary
Bearer shares By your financial intermediary
Registered shares Direct By CACEIS
Administered By your financial intermediary
Bearer shares By your financial intermediary

Advantages of registered shares:

Owning shares registered directly or in an administered account gives you the following benefits:

Automatic notice of the General Meeting

Registered shareholders (direct or administered) are automatically entitled to attend the General Meetings and in accordance with law, directly receive at their address: the notice of meeting, an absentee ballot and a proxy ballot including a request for an admission ticket.

Double voting rights

Each registered share, direct or administered, held for at least two years is entitled to a double vote.

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In addition, owning shares registered directly gives you the following benefits:

Help desk

Owners of directly registered shares have a hotline to CACEIS, the firm that handles Bolloré SA registered shares, for receiving any and all information about the trades made in their account, the tax rules applying, when and where General Meetings are held, dividend payments and so forth.
CACEIS Corporate Trust
Relation Investisseurs
14, rue Rouget de Lisle
92 862 Issy les Moulineaux Cedex 9 – France
Email: ct-contact@caceis.com
Tel: Paris: +33 1 57 78 34 44
Tel: Toronto: +1 905 281 2847
Fax: Paris: +33 1 49 08 05 80

This account can also be accessed on the Olis Actionnaire website.

No-fee custody

Direct-registered shareholders enjoy no-fee custody and handling.

Converting your shares to registered shares:

How do you register your shares directly?

You have to instruct the financial intermediary that presently holds your shares to deliver them to CACEIS as directly registered shares. As soon as it receives the shares, CACEIS will send you a registration certificate. CACEIS will then be your securities account manager and your sole point of contact.

The issuer has not authorized PEAs for directly registered shares.

Buying and selling Bolloré SA stock

If you have shares of stock in a directly registered account with CACEIS, you can send buy and sell orders through the Olis Actionnaire website or the Investor Relations department. CACEIS will send you a trade confirmation after each trade as well as a portfolio statement valued as of December 31, early in the following year.

Registering shares in an administered account

If your shares are in bearer form in a financial intermediary account, you have to request the intermediary to register them on its books as administered registered shares. It will then transmit this information to CACEIS. Your point of contact remains your financial intermediary. Shares held in a PEA may be registered in an administered account.

Legal and tax impacts (for direct registration):

The tax treatment is the same for bearer shares and registered shares. Registering shares has no tax impact; there is no sale in the fiscal sense, only a change in how your shares are held. This transaction is completely neutral with regard to the taxation of capital gains on securities. A single tax form (IFU) for dividends paid and sales, if any, occurring during the year will be sent to you early the following year. The calculation of capital gains or losses is done by CACEIS, with gains and losses broken down by level of tax abatement over the period the security was held. The information is given by way of illustration; responsibility for determining the holding periods and the relevant abatements remains part of the shareholder’s sole responsibility for his or her taxation.