Preparatory documents

Total number of voting rights and shares comprising the share capital of GDF SUEZ as of March 11, 2013:

  • Total number of outstanding shares as of March 11, 2013: 2,412,824,089
  • Total number of existing voting rights as of March 11, 2013: 2,412,824,089
  • Total number of exercisable voting rights as of March 11, 2013: 2,356,918,284

 

Total number of outstanding voting rights and shares comprising the share capital of GDF SUEZ on Feburary 4, 2013.

  • Total number of shares outstanding: 2,412,821,089
  • Total number of voting rights existing: 2,412,821,089
  • Total number of eligible voting rights: 2,357,080,430

Participate in the Shareholders’ Meeting

The Shareholders’ Meeting is an important time for communication and dialogue between the Group and the million individual shareholders and employees who put their trust in it. GDF SUEZ does all it can to ensure that participation is as wide as possible.

May we remind you that in order to participate in the Shareholders’ Meeting, you must prove ownership of your shares in accordance with Article R.225.85 of the French Commercial Code, up to D-3 (D = date of the Meeting), i.e. on April 17, 2013 at midnight.

  • If you hold registered shares, by having your shares recorded in the Company’s registers at that date.
  • If you hold bearer shares, by entry of your shares in the register of bearer shares, in your name or that of the intermediary acting on your behalf (if the shareholder is domiciled outside of France), in the share account held by the financial intermediary who manages it, at least three business days before the Shareholders’ Meeting. The aforementioned intermediary must issue a share ownership certificate providing proof that the shares have been registered.

 

There are three ways to exercise your voting rights:

For shareholders wishing to attend the Shareholders’ Meeting of April 23, 2013 in person, remember to request your admission card, either from Société Générale if you hold registered shares (no later than April 18, 2013), or from your financial intermediary if you hold bearer shares (remember to make this request sufficiently in advance of the Shareholders’ Meeting).

Note : If you have sold your shares after transmitting your instructions (up to 3 business days on April 17, 2013 at midnight), your broker will report this sale to Société Générale, which will cancel your instructions (vote, card application, power) without user intervention.

 

For shareholders who do not wish to attend the Shareholders’ Meeting at the Palais des Congrès, but who still wish to vote: GDF SUEZ has introduced an innovative computerized service to allow all shareholders, whether holders of registered or bearer shares, to take part in the Shareholders’ Meeting remotely in a way that is simple, quick and secure, and thus:

  • Vote on resolutions directly, or
  • Give proxy to the Chairman or a third party attending the Meeting, or
  • Print your admission card to attend the Shareholder’s Meeting in person.

The Shareholders’ Meeting will be broadcast live and available to watch later at the www.gdfsuez.com website.

 

Your Group encourages as many shareholders as possible to vote

 

Practical information

If you are a directly registered shareholder:

From April 5, 2013 at 9 a.m. until April 22, 2013 at 3 p.m., CET:

Log in using your usual details to the dedicated management website for your registered shares:

www.nominet.socgen.com,

Your password: this was sent to you when you entered into a relationship with Société Générale Securities Services. If you have lost or forgotten your password, please visit the website homepage and click ‘I have lost my identification numbers’


Next, follow the instructions in your personal area by clicking the link to the “Shareholders’ Meeting” section, then select GDF SUEZ Shareholders’ Meeting.
Then click on “Vote” to access the voting website.

If you have any problems, online help is available on the voting website.
For further information on how to vote, you can also contact the telephone helpline dedicated to this operation, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (CET) from April 5-22, 2013.

- from mainland France at 0 800 100 421 (toll-free number from a landline)

- from other countries at +33 (0) 240 713 001 (standard call rate in the country you are calling from)

If you are an indirectly registered shareholder:

From April 5, 2013 at 9 AM until April 22, 2013 at 3 PM, CET:

Log in to: www.ag.gdfsuez.com

Your ID and password were sent to you:

- either directly by e-mail if you opted to receive an “e-notice” to attend

- or by post if you did not do anything.


To vote, follow the site’s on-screen instructions.

If you have any problems, online help is available on the voting website.
For further information on how to vote, you can also contact the telephone helpline dedicated to this operation, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (CET) from April 5-22, 2013.

- from mainland France at 0 800 100 421 (toll-free number from a landline)

- from other countries at +33 (0) 240 713 001 (standard call rate in the country you are calling from)

If you are a bearer shareholder:

From April 5, 2013 at 9 a.m. until April 22, 2013 at 3 p.m., CET:

Log in to your financial intermediary’s website, using your usual access codes.

Click the icon displayed on the line corresponding to your GDF SUEZ shares and vote.

Please note: you may only vote if your bank has joined the VOTACCESS scheme, and you hold at least 25 GDF SUEZ shares.

Shareholders whose shares are held at bank non-connected to Votaccess can ask their broker for the access codes to vote on the dedicated voting site, Société Générale / Voxaly: www.ag.gdfsuez.com.

NB: Once you have voted online, you can no longer attend the Shareholders’ Meeting.

 You may also wish to make a postal vote or give proxy in writing.

  • If you are a registered shareholder, you must complete the form received by post and send it to Société Générale, the institution appointed by GDF SUEZ, using the pre-paid envelope in the convocation. 
  • If you are a bearer shareholder, you must return the voting form to your financial intermediary, who will send it to Société Générale at least three calendar days before the date of the Meeting, i.e. April 20, 2013, accompanied by your share certificate.

The compulsory cut-off dates for receipt of your instructions by Société Générale are as follows: D-3 calendar days, i.e. April 19, 2013, for all types of vote.

Please note: a shareholder who chooses to vote by post can no longer attend the meeting, either in person or by proxy.

How do I receive my e-notice to attend?

For all those wishing to do so: make an environmentally-friendly gesture and opt to use electronic documents relating to the Shareholders’ Meeting, so you can avoid waste, and avoid wasting money.

If you are a directly registered shareholder :

Opt for the e-notice and receive your documentation directly by e-mail. Log in to www.nominet.socgen.com using your usual details to the dedicated management website for your registered shares: Tick the “e-notice” box in the “Your personal details” area.

If you opt to receive an e-notice to attend by Tuesday, March 19, 2013, you will be “electronically” invited to attend the 2013 Shareholders’ Meeting. Otherwise, your request will be acknowledged for subsequent Shareholders’ Meetings.

 

If you are an indirectly registered shareholder: :

Return the coupon received by mail in the pre-paid envelope. For all questions, contact Société Générale Securities Services at +33 (0)2 51 85 67 89.

If you are a bearer shareholder: :

Go to your broker to obtain the e-convocation. Download all the documentation directly, available at the top of this page.

 

Note: associates who are joint owners of shares are required to appoint a single representative at the Assembly, considered to be the owner.