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20.10.2014 - All press releases

New awards for Societe Generale Private Banking's expertise

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Societe Generale Private Banking (SGPB) has received a number of awards during the Private Banker International Global Wealth Awards ceremony which took place in Singapore on 17 October 2014.

09.10.2014 - All press releases

Societe Generale Securities Services in Tunisia mandated by RBC Investor & Treasury Services

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Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) in Tunisia has been mandated by RBC Investor & Treasury Services (RBC I&TS) to act as its sub-custody bank in the country.

08.10.2014 - All press releases

Societe Generale Securities Services mandated by Ellipsis Asset Management for its « swing pricing » offer in France

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Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) has been mandated by Ellipsis Asset Management for its « swing pricing » offer, covering a selection of its funds in France. Authorised in France since the publication of the French Asset Management Association’s (AFG) charter on 20 June 2014, « swing pricing » is a mechanism which enables the net asset value to be calculated in a way which assures more equality among shareholders, notably by reducing the dilution effect related to significant subscription or redemption movements. In the absence of such a mechanism, the costs of readjusting the fund would be borne by shareholders who are already in the fund, whereas the costs are actually caused by the movements of other investors, namely those entering the fund or withdrawing from it.

06.10.2014 - The ECB announces interest rate cuts

Societe Generale mandated by Agence France Locale to process derivatives operations

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Societe Generale, through its securities services business, Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) and its derivatives broker, Newedge, has been mandated by Agence France Locale to process its OTC derivatives operations.

02.10.2014 - The ECB announces interest rate cuts

Societe Generale Securities Services extends T2S direct connectivity commitment

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Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS), a leading custodian in the European market has announced its intention to widen the scope of its implementation of direct connectivity to the Target-2 Securities (T2S) platform.

06.10.2014 - The ECB announces interest rate cuts

Societe Generale completes the sale of its private banking activities in Asia to DBS

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Societe Generale has successfully completed the sale of its private banking activities operated in Singapore and Hong Kong to DBS. Societe Generale has thus received a cash consideration of USD 220m for the sale of the franchise, with a positive impact on the Group Basel 3 Common Equity Tier One ratio. Societe Generale Private Banking and DBS Private bank have also entered into

30.09.2014 - All press releases

Societe Generale Securities Services launches fully integrated wealth and investment management outsourcing solution in the UK

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Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) has launched a fully integrated Wealth and Investment Management outsourcing solution for the UK. Aimed at mid-tier wealth and investment fund managers, the solution spans the full post-trade value-chain from global execution to global custody.

30.09.2014 - All press releases

Societe Generale Securities Services launches a new global broker-dealer services outsourcing solution

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Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) announces the launch of a new Global Broker-Dealer Services (BDS) outsourcing solution aimed at institutional brokers, mid-tier banks and broker-dealers. The fully integrated global service includes middle-office services, back-office processing and post-trade services.

26.09.2014 - Dividende

Societe Generale to attend SIBOS 2014 - the world’s premier financial services event

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Societe Generale will be exhibiting at SIBOS 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts this year from 29 September to 2 October to showcase its broad range of commercial banking, prime brokerage and securities services.

Global Banking and Investor Solutions’s strategy explained

During a press trip organised at Societe Generale’s headquarters in London on September 25th, senior executives of Global Banking and Investor Solutions gave journalists an in-depth insight into the strategy of the division, which was first presented to investors on May 13th.

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"Societe Generale plunges into digital lifestyle"

The Group signed a strategic partnership with Microsoft intended to equip employees with the latest-generation application solutions.

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"Societe Generale speeds up its digital transformation"

"For 150 years, innovation in the service of our clients has been part of Societe Generale's DNA. The DigitForAll programme and Microsoft agreement will help the Group take another step forward in building the bank of tomorrow." Françoise Mercadal Delasalles, Group Head of Corporate Resources and Innovation

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23.09.2014 - All press releases

Societe Generale speeds up its digital transformation with Microsoft

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Issy-les-Moulineaux, 23rd September 2014 - Today, Societe Generale and Microsoft announced that they have signed a strategic partnership intended to speed up the banking group's digital transformation. The contract with Microsoft covers operations worldwide, providing Societe Generale Group employees with the latest in office applications (Office 365) and groupware (instant messaging, videoconferencing, document management, etc.). It also supplies employees with a touchscreen tablet that will help them take advantage of professional mobile solutions and gain access to online services and data in addition to Societe Generale applications. The first wave of 90,000 tablets will begin to be rolled out in the first quarter of 2015.

22.09.2014 - All press releases

Societe Generale Securities Services in Luxembourg mandated by Auriga Global Investors S.V.

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Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) in Luxembourg has been mandated by Auriga Global Investors S.V. as custodian, administrator and registrar for its UCITS funds and specialised investment funds (SIF).

19.09.2014 - All press releases

Societe Generale gears up for rugby world cup 2015

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…With one year until Rugby World Cup 2015 kicks off, Societe Generale celebrates its role as the tournament’s official sole bank sponsor.

16.09.2014 - NEWSROOM

Societe Generale launches new financing solutions to encourage investment by SMEs

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Societe Generale is announcing the launch of new financing initiatives and solutions in order to encourage investment by small-and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) and to continue to actively participate in financing the economy. Societe Generale, a long-standing partner of businesses, reaffirms its commitments both to supporting their development and its involvement in collective efforts to stimulate the European and French economy.

New ways to pay

From contactless payment by mobile phone to "e-wallets" and money transfers via SMS, new technologies have given rise to a profusion of payment methods. All the players in this rapidly changing segment are striving to outdo each other with innovations to attract increasingly connected and mobile consumers.

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Digital banking relationships

The rise of the internet has popularised online services and access to data, whose numbers and uses have soared. The widespread adoption of smartphones has highlighted this phenomenon and given people mobility, along with new practices that are transforming the way banks interact with their customers.

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CAC 40 digital champions: Societe Generale is 4th

Wonderful recognition of the Group's digital strategy! For the first time in France, CAC 40 companies have been assessed on their level of digital transformation, and our Group is ranked 4th.

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The official rugby bank: a historic commitment

In 1987, Societe Generale became the official "rugby bank". This partnership means that today the bank can display its colours right on the goalposts and link its values to those of the sport. It is a commitment that has not come about by happenstance: its roots reach back to the beginning of the last century.

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17.09.2014 - All press releases

Societe Generale Securities Services receives major rankings in R&M fund administration survey

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Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) has received 5 major rankings in R & M Fundservices.net Survey*, a leading independent survey evaluating fund administrators, published in September 2014.

09.09.2014 - All press releases

Societe Generale Securities Services mandated by Worldline

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Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) has been mandated by Worldline, a subsidiary of the Atos group, to provide a wide range of issuer services.

11.09.2014 - All press releases

Societe Generale Securities Services mandated in France by CILOGER for its real estate funds

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Societe Generale Securities Services has been mandated in France by CILOGER, a real estate asset manager and a major player in real estate savings products, to provide depositary and regulatory reporting services within the framework of the Alternative Investment Funds Management Directive (AIFMD).

15.09.2014 - All press releases

Societe Generale Private Banking ranked 2nd for the quality and accessibility of its internet site on desktop and mobiles

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Societe Generale Private Banking (SGPB) has been ranked 2nd for the quality and accessibility of its internet site on desktops and mobiles in a report published by MyPrivateBanking Research*.

15.09.2014 - Dividende

Aymeril HOANG is appointed Head of Innovation for the Societe Generale Group

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Societe Generale today announces the appointment of Aymeril Hoang as Head of Innovation for the Societe Generale group. He will report to Françoise Mercadal-Delasalles, Head of the Group’s Corporate Resources and Innovation Division.

"A unique moment uniting the public sector, the business world and civil society"

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) include the eradication of extreme poverty, which remains one of the greatest challenges of our time, by promoting the development of the world’s poorest countries whilst respecting the environment and the sensible and sustainable use of natural sources that are becoming increasingly scarce.

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" Un moment unique qui rassemble le secteur public, le monde de l'entreprise et la société civile "

Les Objectifs du Millénaire pour le Développement (OMD) sont l'élimination de l'extrême pauvreté qui demeure l'un des grands défis de notre temps, en favorisant le développement des pays les plus pauvres tout en respectant l'environnement et l'utilisation raisonnée de nos ressources naturelles en voie de raréfaction.

Lire le billet de Jean-Michel Mépuis, Directeur du développement durable et de la RSE

Convergences, a platform for thought

Launched in 2008, Convergences is the first platform for thought in Europe that aims at building new convergences between public, private, and solidarity-based actors to promote the Millennium Development Goals and to alleviate poverty and privation in developed and developing countries. The Convergences World Forum will be held on September 8, 9 and 10 in Paris.

Check out the Convergences World Forum

Forum mondial Convergences : " Co-construire le monde de demain "

Rendez-vous du 8 au 10 septembre 2014 pour Convergences, le forum qui réunit 5 000 professionnels internationaux pour construire ensemble les réponses aux défis sociaux et environnementaux qui touchent les pays du Nord et du Sud.

Découvrir le Forum mondial Convergences

Ecole de Vichy, 1960: back to the school benches

Autumn of 1960. Driven by its growth and by the development of banking techniques, Societe Generale opened the Ecole de Vichy school for its talented young staff eager to enhance their professional knowledge. Training was thus already a trademark and a pillar of the Group's corporate culture.

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Frédéric Oudéa, Chairman & CEO of Societe Generale: "We're awaiting the stress test results calmly and confidently"

Journal du Net interview: International risks, legal disputes, the digital impact... Faced with these challenges, Frédéric Oudéa, our bank's Chairman and CEO, intends to "stay one step ahead".

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"Nothing is as strong as team spirit"

Congratulations to the French women's rugby team! After promising group matches the French's wall of defence finally fell against Canada.During the third-place play-off at Stade Jean Bouin, the French team claimed victory over Ireland (25-18). Congratulations on winning Bronze, on an excellent performance and on the team spirit displayed throughout the tournament. We look forward to seeing you back there in 2018!

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2014 Q2 results

Good performance by the businesses, Group net income up 7.8%.

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Ah, summer camp!

Summer 1948. Societe Generale opens, for its employees' children, its first summer camp at La Baticolière, in the Lyon region. A successful initiative launched by its Central Works Council, which was established the day after the end of the Second World War.

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Setting out to conquer rail

Driven by ideals of progress, Societe Generale embarked very early on in the financing of railway infrastructures, at a time when the industrial revolution was at its height. A deliberate policy that enabled it to attach its name to the execution of major projects of public interest, work for the development of the economy and extend international trade relations.

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“The CFO is a complexity reducer”

See the five tips given by Philippe Heim, the Societe Generale group’s Chief Financial Officer, in an interview with Les Echos daily financial newspaper.

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Universal banking: reconciling growth and security

As a balanced model, a universal bank brings together the full range of banking activities under one roof.

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28.07.2014 - All press releases

Societe Generale Securities Services in Luxembourg mandated by Bedrock

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Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) in Luxembourg was mandated by Bedrock to provide custody, fund administration and registrar services for its range of UCITS funds.

23.07.2014 - The ECB announces interest rate cuts

Societe Generale wins three Awards in EMEA Finance Treasury Services Awards 2014

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The Global Transaction Banking division at Societe Generale (SG GTB) has been awarded ‘Best Treasury Services in Africa’, ‘Best Cash Management Services in EMEA’ and ‘Best Cash Management Services in Europe’ by EMEA Finance magazine*.

23.07.2014 - All press releases

Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking appoints Jonathan Weinberger as Head of Capital Markets Engineering

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Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking (SG CIB) announces the appointment of Jonathan Weinberger as Managing Director, Head of Capital Markets Engineering. He replaces Antoine Loudenot who has taken on the role of Head of Investor Relations and Financial Communication, Societe Generale Group.

21.07.2014 - All press releases

Société Générale wins award for ‘Best Factoring Institution’ from TFR*

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CGA, Société Générale’s commercial factoring unit, has been awarded a silver medal in the ‘Best Factoring Institution’ category in this year’s TFR Excellence Awards.

21.07.2014 -

Societe Generale Securities Services appoints head of trustee and depositary services in the UK

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Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) has appointed David Painter as Head of Trustee and Depositary Services in the UK. Based in London, he reports to Bertrand Blanchard, SGSS’ Country Manager in the UK, and to Michèle Besse, Global Head of Depositary Control.

18.07.2014 - All press releases

Societe Generale named best bank in France by Euromoney magazine

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Societe Generale has received the following two awards at Euromoney magazine's 2014 Global Awards for Excellence ceremony held in London on the 10th of July: - Best Bank in France - Best Equity House in France

11.07.2014 - All press releases

Global employee share ownership programme 2014: Result of the 27th capital increase reserved for employees

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Societe Generale announces the completion of its 27th capital increase reserved for Group employees.

10.07.2014 - Dividende

Societe Generale Securities Services in Luxembourg mandated by Swiss Life Asset Managers for a new real estate fund

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Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) in Luxembourg has been mandated by Swiss Life Asset Managers to provide custody, fund administration and record-keeping services for a new real estate fund which is currently being constituted.

11.07.2014 - All press releases

Appointment of Antoine Loudenot as Head of Investor Relations and Financial Communication

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Societe Generale announces the appointment of Antoine Loudenot as Head of Investor Relations and Financial Communication of Societe Generale group. He replaces Hans van Beeck who is appointed Senior Relationship Manager in London where he will be in charge of looking after large asset managers.

20.05.2014 - All press releases

Joint Shareholders’ Annual General Meeting and Board of Directors' meeting of 20 may 2014

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The Joint Shareholders’ General Meeting of Societe Generale was held on 20 May 2014 at Paris Expo, Grande Arche of Paris La Défense, and was chaired by Frédéric Oudéa. Quorum was established at 58.27% vs. 56.13% in 2013: - 766 shareholders attended the Annual General Meeting, - 642 shareholders were represented, - 9,190 shareholders voted by post, - 9,420 shareholders, representing 1.62% of the capital, gave their proxy to the Chairman, - More than 69% of the advance votes have been posted on the Internet before the Annual General Meeting. All the resolutions put forward by the Board of Directors were adopted, in particular: - The 2013 parent company and consolidated financial statements were approved, - The dividend per share has been set at 1 euro. It shall be detached on 27 May 2014 and paid from 30 May 2014. - One director was renewed for a period of four years: Robert Castaigne, - One new director was appointed for a period of four years: Lorenzo Bini Smaghi. Favourable opinions were issued on matters related to the compensation of Chief Executive Officers ("Say on pay") and on compensation paid in 2013 to regulated persons. The Annual General Meeting also decided to set the ceiling on variable compensation for regulated persons at 200% of fixed compensation.

13.05.2014 - All press releases

KEEPING THE PACE OF TRANSFORMATION TO DELIVER SUSTAINABLE GROWTH AND PROFITABILITY

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- Our ambition: be a leading European universal bank with the most efficient model to serve our clients and grow in a challenging environment - Our strategic priorities for 2014-2016: leverage the full potential of profitable growth of our universal banking model - Main 2016 financial targets: to deliver growth, profitability and solidity . 3% annual revenue growth (2013-2016) . ROE above 10% in 2016 . Common Equity Tier One solvency ratio ≥ 10% and Total Capital ratio ≥ 15% . Group cost income ratio to drop to 62% (from 66% in 2013) . Pay-out ratio: in cash, 40% in 2014 – Target of 50% for 2015-2016 . 2016 EPS: EUR 6

12.05.2014 - Communiqués de Presse

Societe Generale Private Banking signs two new golf partnerships

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Societe Generale Private Banking has signed new golf partnerships to support two rising stars of the game: the French player Julien Quesne and the Spaniard Rafael Cabrera Bello. The sponsorship contracts will each last for three years.

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