The terms of participation in the General Meeting of May 23, 2013 are detailed in the Preliminary notice serving as the official notice of Meeting published in the French Bulletin des Annonces Légales Obligatoires (BALO) on March 29, 2013. They are summarized below:
If you wish to attend the Meeting in person
You can request an admission card in order to vote at the General Meeting, using an electronic box which will be given to you on your arrival.
For Registered shareholders (direct or administered):
1/ by post: filling in the form, attached to the notice you received and then returning signed to :
CACEIS Corporate Trust,
Service Assemblées Générales
14, rue Rouget de Lisle
92862 Issy-les-Moulineaux Cedex 9.
2/ by Internet: logging in to VOTACCESS website dedicated to the General Meeting, through OLIS-Actionnaire website at https://www.nomi.olisnet.com, with your usual access codes or access codes that will be provided by CACEIS Corporate Trust.
For Bearer shareholders :
1/ requesting to the financial intermediary who manages your securities account that an admission card has to be sent.
2/ by Internet logging in to VOTACCESS website dedicated to the General Meeting, provided that your account holder has signed up for VOTACCESS website and that you hold at least 25 shares.
If you are unable to attend the Meeting in person, you can choose to :
• Vote by postal ballot ;
• Assign your proxy to the Chairman of the Meeting : the Chairman will vote on your behalf in favor of every Resolution presented or approved by the Board of Directors, and will vote against all other Resolutions ;
• Assign your proxy to any individual or legal entity of your choice.
For Registered shareholders (direct or administered) :
1/ by post : filling the form (indicating if you wish to be represented or voting by post), attached to the notice you received, then returning signed to CACEIS Corporate Trust (to the postal address mentioned above) ;
2/ by Internet : logging to VOTACCESS platform dedicated to the General Meeting, through OLIS-Actionnaire secure website which address is : https://www.nomi.olisnet.com, using your usual access codes or codes that will be provided by CACEIS Corporate Trust.
For Bearer shareholders :
1/ request the form from your securities account custodian, then fill in it (specifying if you wish to be represented or voting by postal ballot) and return it signed, accompanied by a certificate issued by the financial intermediary by post to CACEIS Corporate Trust (address mentioned above). To be considered, the form must be received by CACEIS Corporate Trust no later than May 20, 2013.
2/ by Internet : log in to VOTACCESS platform dedicated to the General Meeting, under the condition that your securities account custodian has signed up for the VOTACCESS platform and you hold at least 25 shares.
If the securities account custodian has not signed up for the VOTACCESS platform, it is specified that the notification of the appointment and revocation of a proxy may, however, be conducted electronically in accordance with the Article R. 225-79 of the French Commercial Code, by sending an email to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. This email should have attached a scanned copy of the proxy voting form indicating the name, address and complete bank references of the shareholder and the name and address of the appointed or revoked, together with the certificate of participation issued by the authorized intermediary. Shareholders will imperatively ask their financial intermediary who manages their securities account to send a written confirmation to 3 business days before the date of the General Meeting, by mail to CACEIS Corporate Trust – Service Assemblées Générales – 14, rue Rouget de Lisle – 92862 Issy-les-Moulineaux Cedex 9, or by email at the following address: email@example.com by fax to 01. 49. 08. 05. 82 or 01. 49. 08. 05. 83.
Only notifications of appointment or revocation of proxies duly signed, completed, received and confirmed no later than three days before the date of the General Meeting may be taken into account. Furthermore, only the notifications of appointment or revocation of proxies may be sent to the email address mentioned above, any notice or request on another object cannot be taken into account and / or processed.
VOTACCESS website for the Annual General Meeting will be open from Monday 29 April 2013. The opportunity to vote, to mandate or revoke a proxy, or request an admission card by Internet before the Meeting ends Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 3 pm (Paris time).
In order to avoid any bottleneck on the VOTACCESS website, it is recommended that holders of bearer shares should not wait until the last few days before entering their instructions.
If you have already expressed your intention to vote remotely (by postal ballot or electronically) and have submitted your proxy form, or requested an admission ticket or shareholder certificate of participation, you cannot then choose a different option.