Shareholders

General Meeting

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All you need is one share to become a RIBER shareholder and enjoy all the rights afforded to shareholders by law and by the company’s bylaws. When you become a RIBER shareholder, you become owner of a fraction of its capital and as thus, directly associated to the company’s development.

Shareholding options

Regardless of the number of shares you own, there are different ways of holding your RIBER shares.

Bearer shares: your share account is held by the financial intermediary of your choice. This option enables you to bring all the shares in your portfolio together in a single account but does not allow RIBER to identify you. Custodial fees are at your cost

There are two kinds of registered accounts:

Pure registered accounts: your shares are registered and held in your name with RIBER. We have entrusted the management of pure registered accounts to CACEIS Corporate Trust, who are your point of contact. You have no custodial fees.

Administered registered accounts: Your shares are registered with the financial intermediary of your choice, which manages your share account. Your intermediary must inform CACEIS Corporate Trust of the conversion of your securities to administered registered shares This holding form allows RIBER to identify you and to provide a personalized service. The management of your shares is assimilated to bearer shares form and the custody fees are at your cost.

What are the benefits of registered shareholding?

  • You will receive a named invitation to General Meetings, and you will directly and automatically receive all the paperwork necessary – either electronically or by mail depending on your preference.
  • You get a direct, personal contact with the company.

What are the additional benefits of pure registered shareholding?

  • You are exempted from paying handling charges as well as certain day-to-day management fees.

Change of shareholding option?

To change over from bearer to pure registered shares, simply fill-in the following form (download form) and ask the financial agent which manages your “bearer” shares to transfer them to our Securities Department: CACEIS Corporate Trust – Service Assemblées Générales Centralisées – 14, rue Rouget de Lisle – 92862 ISSY-LES-MOULINEAUX Cedex 9.

Take part in the General Meeting

Convening
CACEIS Corporate Trust sends out convening notice to all registered shareholders 15 days prior to the date of the General Meeting. The additional documents relating to the General Meetings are made available online on the company website. Documents may also be sent by post upon the shareholder’s request.

As bearer shareholders are not identified with RIBER, they are therefore solely responsible for keeping informed of General Meetings

Voting
You may choose between three different ways of exercising your voting right in the General Meeting:

  • By attending the General Meeting in person.
  • By using the form for remote voting. If you are bearer, it must be sent to CACEIS Corporate Trust by your financial intermediary accompanied by a certificate confirming your shareholding status.
  • By giving power of attorney to any natural or legal person of your choice. If you are bearer, this power of attorney must be sent to CACEIS Corporate Trust by your intermediary accompanied by a certificate confirming your shareholding status.

All shareholders wanting to attend the meeting, vote by proxy or by post, must have their shares registered on the company’s register at least two days before the meeting.

Attending the General Meeting

  • the meeting is open to all registered shareholders.
  • If you are owner of bearer shares, you must prove evidence of the ownership of their shares prior to the meeting by a certificate of attendance issued by your financial intermediary.

Voting rights
Shareholders have one voting right for each share with an entitlement to vote that they own or are representing.

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