01.01. What will happen to the fractional allocation rights I hold?

After the spin-off, the fractional allocation rights were listed as of 23 October 2008 on the delisted securities compartment for a period of 20 months and then permanently removed from the list on 22 June 2010.

 

The bank in charge of the operation has completed the sale of unclaimed shares for the compensation for unexercised rights. As part of the cancellation of the rights, each allocation right holder has been compensated in exchange for the rights. The SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT allocation right, ISIN code FR0010614115, was compensated as follows:
€ 3.611360 + € 0.325 (proportion of dividend) i.e. total compensation is € 3.93636 per allocation right.
 

02.02. What is the procedure for obtaining compensation for fractional allocation rights?

Compensation is performed by CACEIS CORPORATE TRUST on presentation of the certificate received from Euroclear France for dematerialized securities and the coupons SUEZ Paper No. 27 for allocation rights.
Allocation rights holders have no special formality to carry out.

On 22 July 2010, they were compensated for the amount retained in compensation of the withdrawal of their allocation rights.

03.03. What are the advantages of registered shares?

When you hold directly or intermediary registered shares, you benefit from the following advantages:

  • easier access to General Meetings: since you are a known shareholder, the meeting convening notice is sent to you direct and you therefore have no particular formalities to carry out.
  • easier access to information, for shareholders with at least 25 shares. You automatically become a member of the Shareholders Club and receive all the information memoranda which the company publishes for its shareholders.

 

Holding directly registered shares also gives you an additional advantage, since SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT takes charge of your custodial fees and management costs.

04.04. How can I opt for directly registered shares?

If you already hold SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT shares and you wish to transfer them to directly registered shares, simply send a written request to your financial intermediary. To simplify the process, download and fill in the registered share transfer request form.

Your financial intermediary will then undertake the necessary steps* with CACEIS CORPORATE TRUST, the financial institution commissioned by SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT to manage its registered share accounts. On receipt and acceptance of your request by CACEIS CORPORATE TRUST, the Securities Department will send you the corresponding share registration certificate and will become your sole intermediary.

The contact details of CACEIS CORPORATE TRUST are as follows:

CACEIS CORPORATE TRUST
Relations Investisseurs SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT
14 rue Rouget De Lisle
92862 Issy-les-Moulineaux Cedex 9
Tel: +33 (0)1 57 78 34 44
Fax: +33 (0)1 49 08 05 80
e-mail: ct-contact@caceis.com

* Your financial intermediary is liable to invoice the expenses for this transaction.

05.05. Is it possible to buy pure registered shares direct?

The direct purchase of pure registered shares from CACEIS CORPORATE TRUST is not possible.

The procedure is as follows:

You must initially proceed to purchase SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT COMPANY shares through your usual financial intermediary and register these shares on a securities account.

You must then request the transfer of these shares to CACEIS CORPORATE TRUST as directly registered shares. To do so, simply send a written request to your financial intermediary. To simplify the process, download and fill in the registered share transfer request form.

Your financial intermediary will then take charge of all the requisite formalities (*) with CACEIS CORPORATE TRUST. On receipt and acceptance of your request by CACEIS CORPORATE TRUST, the Securities Department will send you the corresponding share registration certificate and will become your sole intermediary for the purchase or sale of SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT shares.

* Your financial intermediary is liable to invoice the expenses for this transaction.

06.06. Does registration as a directly registered shareholder cost anything?

Your financial intermediary may invoice expenses for the transfer; do not forget to ask your intermediary to specify how much it will cost.

You should remember however that one of the advantages of being a directly registered shareholder is that custodial fees are borne by the Company.

07.07. Does a directly registered shareholder automatically become a member of the Shareholders Club?

No, that is not enough; you must also hold at least 25 SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT COMPANY shares.

In this case only, registration as a member of the Shareholders Club is automatic and does not require any other formality on your behalf.

08.08. What is the price of the SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT COMPANY share to be retained for the wealth tax declaration?

You should retain the closing price as at 31/12/2008, i.e. € 12.05; this price is lower than the average for the 30 last sessions of the Stock Exchange in 2008, which stood at € 12.409.

We remind you that the French Tax Authorities allow you to opt for the lower of these 2 values.

09.09. How can I obtain Shareholder publications?

Please request our shareholder publications via the following toll-free number (+33 for France) 0 800 207 207 or download the documents via the Shareholders Publications page.

If you are a member of the Shareholders Club, all the SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT Shareholders Publications are sent to you.

10.10. Should I renew my membership in the Shareholders Club after 2 years? How should I proceed?

The SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT Shareholders Club has changed the terms of membership. Membership now becomes effective on the date of receipt of the completed registration form and is valid as long as the Club member meets the admission requirements and has not requested his/her deregistration, rather than the two-year period initially adopted when the Shareholders Club was first set up.