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NEWS

Annual General Meeting 2016

The Combined General Meeting of shareholders of Societe Generale was held on 18 May 2016 at Paris Expo - Espace Grande Arche, La Défense, and was chaired by Mr. Lorenzo Bini Smaghi.

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Our services in 700 branches in Cameroon

Societe Generale Cameroon and Express Union have decided to combine their strengths and expertise to create the biggest financial Cameroonian network, with more than 700 branches.

Both financial leaders' customers will eventually be able to transfer diverse cash flows and rapidly withdraw cash at any branch of the network. Moreover, they will be able to transfer funds to their families without handling cash and withdraw and/or transfer money with their bank card via POS (point of sale) everywhere in the Express Union network.

This alliance allows Societe Generale Cameroon to make banking services available to customers in urban and rural areas, thus reasserting its position as a trusted customer-oriented bank.

Plan Campus: Building world-class universities

Plan Campus: Building world-class universities

When the international rankings of universities are published, they are invariably led by the big US and UK academic powerhouses. Bringing many colleges together onto the same campus, they have the advantage of scale. But by building 12 super universities across the country, the French Ministry of Education aims to change this. Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking (SG CIB), in line with the Group’s commitment to young people and education, is playing a decisive role in this project.

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ENTREPRENEURS

A strong regional network and a dedicated point of contact for Deutsche Post DHL in Africa

Drawing on its international network and complementary areas of expertise, Societe Generale supports the major development projects of international corporations, with teams from across the Bank working together to offer fully integrated solutions. German group Deutsche Post DHL’s story is an example of this. A world leader in transportation and logistics services, they were looking for a single partner to handle their banking transactions and cash management needs in 13 countries across Africa.

Read more on Deutsche Post DHL’s story

CONNECTED BANK

Franfinance : a line of credit completely online

Franfinance : a line of credit completely online

Franfinance is the first financial institution to offer electronic signatures for all types of credit. Prospective customers can now take out a line of credit completely online. This solution's main objective is to improve customer satisfaction, by reducing administrative delays when applying for a loan.

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Aymeril Hoang, Head of Innovation for Societe Generale

Open innovation: leverage for our transformation

Societe Generale’s Innovation approach is based on the creative force of its members of staff and on ties between internal communities and the innovation ecosystem. Aymeril Hoang, Head of Innovation for the Group, discusses this strategy.

Read about our Open innovation strategy

TEAM SPIRIT

For the love of the game

Societe Generale has been associated with rugby for nearly three decades. In India, the Bank is a partner of The Rugby Slums Club in Chennai. Through this collaboration, Societe Generale has been providing rugby training for children from underprivileged backgrounds for the past 3 months. Many local employees have been actively involved with the initiative, volunteering their time to share the spirit of rugby with the children. On 3 April, a training session was held by professional players from the Rugby Slums Club. Societe Generale’s volunteers also distributed 40 jerseys to the children present.

Rugby is growing to be a much loved sport in India, but to the children in Chennai, it's much more than that - it offers a means to leave their troubles behind. Thanks to rugby, the talented children are learning to channel their energy into something that keeps them fit and teaches them the important lesson of team work!

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Latest press releases

  • 18/05/2016

    Annual General Meeting and board of directors dated 18 may 2016

    Annual General Meeting The Combined General Meeting of shareholders of Societe Generale was held on 18 May 2016 at Paris Expo - Espace Grande Arche, La Défense, and was chaired by Mr. Lorenzo Bini Smaghi.

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  • 13/05/2016

    OVER THE WALLS, an artistic programme by the Societe Generale Collection, from june 2016

    OVER THE WALLS is an artistic programme (exhibitions and meetings) that showcases Societe Generale’s contemporary art collection in three exhibitions being held in Paris and the Ile-de-France region: - Visions of Architecture I / Societe Generale Towers in La Défense (June-December 2016) - Solo Show by Julien Prévieux / Central Branch in Paris (June-December 2016) - Visions of Architecture II / Les Dunes buildings in Val de Fontenay (September-December 2016)

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