Societe Generale, official partner of the French Rugby Federation, has been supporting the French Rugby Sevens teams since 2001. It is therefore supporting them as they strive for Olympic glory in Rio from 5 to 12 August. It will also allow internet users to follow the ins and outs of the women’s and men’s teams thanks to its ambassadors, the players Shannon Izar and Virimi Vakatawa. Thanks to them, Societe Generale is also providing the “Rugby para Todos” charity association in Brazil with financial support.


Societe Generale is supporting the comprehensive redesign project of LaGuardia, one of the major airports in New York, which aims at becoming a world-class transportation hub with an enhanced passenger experience.

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Societe Generale, official partner of the French Rugby Federation, has been supporting the French Rugby Sevens teams since 2001. It is therefore supporting them as they strive for Olympic glory in Rio from 5 to 12 August. It will also allow internet users to follow the ins and outs of the women’s and men’s teams thanks to its ambassadors, the players Shannon Izar and Virimi Vakatawa. Thanks to them, Societe Generale is also providing the “Rugby para Todos” charity association in Brazil with financial support.

03/08/2016 - NEWSROOM

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Société Générale today announced the results of its first Group innovation challenge in Africa on the theme of “customer satisfaction”. Open to all Group employees in Africa, this in-house challenge brought together 800 staff members from 14 countries, with more than 400 projects submitted.

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On 16 June 2016, more than 600 participants and 31 speakers met to discuss the economy of the future at 'Le Big Bang Éco', an event hosted by the newspaper Le Figaro. Françoise Mercadal-Delasalles, Group Head of Corporate Resources and Innovation, was asked to shed light on the subject of Blockchain.

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Societe Generale has a legacy of promoting Rugby globally since 1987. The Group first partnered with Rugby World Cup in 1991 and has since then reiterated its support for every key event. These close and lasting links between the Societe Generale and Rugby have naturally led to this partnership with Rugby India. Rugby has become part of the DNA of the Societe Generale through shared values of Team Spirit, Commitment, Responsibility and Innovation which are the company’s driving force.

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29/07/2016 - NEWSROOM

ALD Automotive has passed the 1.3 M Mark

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ALD Automotive has reached a new milestone and manages a fleet of more than 1.3 million ¹ vehicles around the world. This achievement is the result of the recent acquisition of Parcours last spring, together with continued organic growth.

Societe Generale has been supporting the paralympic movement since 2003. Team spirit, responsibility and commitment are all values shared with the French Disabled Sports Federation (Fédération Française Handisport - FFH) and the French Adapted Sports Federation (Fédération Française du Sport Adapté - FFSA). As we near the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio, Brazil - running between 7 and 18 September - Societe Generale wishes every encouragement to all of the athletes in their quest to win medals and aims to give the athletes and events as much media coverage as possible.

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Societe Generale is pleased to announce it has appointed new Group Country Heads in Switzerland and in Japan:

Societe Generale Global Transaction Banking (SG GTB) has appointed Agnès Joly as global head of trade services. Based in Paris, Agnès reports to Christian Behaghel, head of global transaction banking.

Banks and FinTechs are forming partnerships and testing new method of collaborating. The ultimate goal: developing new kinds of relationships with the customer of tomorrow. New sources of inspiration are at the heart of Societe Generale’s innovation strategy, presented by Françoise Mercadal-Delasalles, Head of Resources and Innovation, and Aymeril Hoang, Head of Innovation, in the study entitled “Disrupting the Bank to save it” published by Bpifrance.

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Societe Generale has been supporting the paralympic movement since 2003. Team spirit, responsibility and commitment are all values it shares with the French Disabled Sports Federation (Fédération Française Handisport - FFH) and the French Adapted Sports Federation (Fédération Française du Sport Adapté - FFSA). As we edge closer to the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio, Brazil, between 7 and 18 September, Societe Generale wishes every encouragement to all of the athletes in their quest to win medals and aims to give the athletes and events as much media coverage as possible

From Madagascar to Poland, Societe Generale would like to thank our 10,000 members of staff who have so far taken part in Citizen Commitment Time 2016! Covering sports challenges, fund raising and skills sharing, almost 200 charity events have now been organised across 42 countries. Thanks to our staff's' commitment, nearly €400,000 has already been donated to not-for-profit associations across the globe.

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18/07/2016 - NEWSROOM

Appointments within ALD Automotive Group

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ALD Automotive announces the following changes within ALD Automotive organization as of September, 1st:

China's economic slowdown and its transition to a new growth model could adversely affect the world economy, due to China's large share in global trade and the high commodity intensity of its economic model. This paper assesses to what extent a Chinese slowdown would affect the global economy, with a focus on three transmission channels: trade, commodity prices, and financial markets.

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- Euromoney 2016

The Euromoney Awards for Excellence honor those institutions that have brought the highest levels of service, innovation and expertise to their customers.Societe Generale has been elected as "Best Investment Bank in France" at the Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2016 ceremony held in London on July 6th.These wins highlight the breadth of the bank’s capabilities in terms of client-driven businesses across various countries and activities. It also reflects the quality and commitment of the bank and its capacity to respond to the needs of its clients,

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ALD Automotive and its North American partner Wheels Inc. signed a new partnership agreement with AutoCorp, an Argentinean car leasing company, becoming the first international fleet management company to have a presence in the country.

Bringing startups and top companies together to encourage sharing expertise and potential investments: that was the objective of Viva Technology, an international event held in Paris between 30 June and 2 July, 2016.The organizers invited speakers from our Group to give their viewpoint on blockchain, big data and the role of the digital manager to the 5,000 startups present.

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Societe Generale is delighted to announce that it has won a number of awards in the prestigious Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2016 during a ceremony held on 6 July 2016 at The Tower of London:

The Euromoney Awards for Excellence honor those institutions that have brought the highest levels of service, innovation and expertise to their customers.Societe Generale has been elected as "Best Investment Bank in France" at the Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2016 ceremony held in London on July 6th. This award reflects on the breadth of our capabilities in terms of client-driven business across: Debt, Equity, M&A, Corporate Advisory, Fixed and quality Income & Currencies and Cash Management.

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Societe Generale Group has made digital a key lever for transforming the banking relationship it has with its clients. Naturally, the Global Banking & Investor Solutions Division, which serves institutional clients, large corporate clients, and private banking clients has placed digital and innovation at the core of its strategic plan.

Societe Generale Group entered into a preliminary agreement with the Chinese Xinjiang Hualing Trade and Industry (Group) Co., Ltd. (Hualing Group), and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), for the sale of its majority stake in Bank Republic, its Georgian subsidiary.

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Societe Generale recently launched CATALYST – a startup accelerator program, with a view to leveraging the rich ecosystem of Indian startups. The selected startups will get to work on different themes based on banking business challenges, with guidance from Societe Generale' to co-create solutions to meet the Bank’s customers needs.

Created by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, Societe  Generale is the partner bank for businesses, from SMEs to large corporations. Whether it's growth, acquisitions or exports, Societe  Generale supports businesses at all the key stages of their development, combining local presence with the expertise of a major international bank.

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51.9% voted out, 48.1% in. The British people have chosen their side, and all we can do is accept their decision. Personally, I am very saddened by this decision, particularly as I have fond memories of my years in London. It is clear that this referendum, after 43 years of working together to build Europe, marks the end of a certain vision of Europe. And, there is no denying, it also marks the start of another.


Enhancing the attractiveness of the Paris Financial Marketplace. This was the aim of the “Welcome to Europe” conference I attended on 8 June, organised by Europlace and the Greater Paris Investment Agency in conjunction with the Ile-de-France region, the Paris City Hall and the Hauts de Seine department. I would like to share with you here the messages I put forward at the conference in my capacity as Chairman of the French Banking Federation.


24/06/2016 - NEWSROOM


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After the decision of UK citizens to leave the European Union, a long period of negotiations will begin to redefine the future of the economic relationship between the UK and the European Union. Societe Generale will closely follow the progress of the discussions and their consequences in the short, medium and long term. Nevertheless, operating from a dual hub in Paris and London, the Group will adapt in time to best serve its international, European and UK customers. London will remain a major international financial center, and Societe Generale will continue its development in the UK.

BNP Paribas Securities Services, Caisse des Dépôts, Euroclear, Euronext, S2iEM and Société Générale, in collaboration with Paris EUROPLACE, today announced that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore together the development of a post-trade blockchain infrastructure for SMEs in Europe.

Managing content, for both documents and data, on behalf of large corporations. This is the main business of Amexio, which intervenes during the entire life cycle of content, from its dematerialisation to collaborative management (shared documents), from publication to archiving.

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20/06/2016 - NEWSROOM

Societe Generale celebrates music with its employees

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Societe Generale has been committed to supporting classical music for nearly 30 years. In honour of the 2016 World Music Day, the Group is organising more than 50 concerts, with 240 employees participating in music events in the countries where the Group is present.

Enhancing the attractiveness of the Paris Financial Marketplace. This was the aim of the “Welcome to Europe” conference I attended on 8 June, organised by Europlace and the Greater Paris Investment Agency in conjunction with the Ile-de-France region, the Paris City Hall and the Hauts de Seine department. I would like to share with you here the messages I put forward at the conference in my capacity as Chairman of the French Banking Federation. Paris: Welcome to Europe! This unprecedented initiative by local authorities in support of the Paris Financial Marketplace sends out a strong signal. It is, in itself, a major sign of the interest in our activities, and the role they play in the region's economic development. The Paris Financial Marketplace provides a premium range of financial services at the heart of the eurozone. It has many strengths, but it must also rise to the challenge of enhancing its appeal. Because in the competition among financial marketplaces, we must be clear on this, Paris is in the position of a challenger.


What if you were to have lunch with a colleague you didn’t know, either simply out of curiosity or for a change from the usual conversations among your own team? That is something that is easier to say than to do in large companies where we each tend to work on our own without necessarily fully understanding what goes on in the other parts of the business; where sometimes we are reluctant to ask directly for fear of inconveniencing the person.

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With the signature of the agreement on work conditions and the launch of the Life at Work programme in 2015, Societe Generale Group aimed to share many of the initiatives it had already implemented for several years while creating an environment to promote new ones. Following a positive initial assessment, the Bank continues and strengthens its commitment to promoting quality of life in the workplace.

Société Générale was awarded the Large Group Prompt Payment Prize yesterday, as part of the 3rd edition of the “Prompt Payment Conference and Awards” (Assises et des prix des délais de paiement) under the patronage of the French President, François Hollande, and supported by Emmanuel Macron, the Minister for the Economy, Industry and Digital Sector. In addition, Société Générale’s Responsible Supplier Relationship label has been renewed.

Societe Generale Group announces the following appointments to the Group Executive Committee and Management Committee :

Societe Generale today confirms the closing of the acquisition of Kleinwort Benson in the UK and Kleinwort Benson Channel Islands Holdings Limited from Oddo & Cie.

The USI conference, supported by Societe Generale, is held on 6 and 7 June 2016 at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris. A European reference on the digital transformation of society, USI provided the 1,200 attendees present the opportunity to share and discuss their ideas on improving their organisations and find out all about the latest innovations

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Bpifrance and Societe Generale, in partnership with Business France, have selected 16 cutting-edge companies in the infrastructure segment that hail from every region in France and represent French industrial excellence. On Monday, they begin an intense week of customised meetings and coaching with prospects and partners in Singapore and Malaysia. The main objective of this mission is to help them better understand the needs of these two markets and sign contracts with local market players.

Societe Generale successfully closed an RMB 280 million 5-year senior secured structured club loan for a subsidiary of Sanchuan Energy Group, in conjunction with other banks. The deal will finance a 48MW hydro plant in Yunnan province, China. A strategic step that puts Societe Generale at the forefront of the growing renewable energy market in Asia Pacific.

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Citizen Commitment embodies Societe Generale's commitment to solidarity and the many different ways the Group's employees can get commited. From late April to late June, employees from Societe Generale are invited to scratch their heads, break a sweat or simply make themselves available for organizations acting in favor of education or inclusion through sports and/or cultural activities.

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18/05/2016 - NEWSROOM

Annual General Meeting and board of directors dated 18 may 2016

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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.

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)

Since the early 1980s, nominal interest rates in the developed world have been in consistent decline, reaching historically low levels. Many interest rates have now turned negative.


04/05/2016 - NEWSROOM

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Societe Generale announces the finalization of the acquisition of Parcours, subsidiary of Wendel, by ALD Automotive. Parcour’s total fleet of 61 500 vehicles (55 000 in France) will enable ALD Automotive to gain clients in the SME sector and accelerate its growth in the long-term rental market in France.

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03/05/2016 - NEWSROOM

ALD Automotive finalizes acquisition of Parcour

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Societe Generale today announces that its subsidiary ALD Automotive has finalised the acquisition of Parcours Group, a subsidiary of Wendel, following both groups’ decision to enter into exclusive negotiations on 17 February 2016. The acquisition of Parcours allows ALD Automotive to strengthen its position with SMEs and very small companies in France and to accelerate its growth in the long-term leasing business thanks to Parcours’ total fleet standing at 61,500 vehicles (including 55,000 in France). Thanks to this acquisition, ALD Automotive’s pro forma total fleet represents almost 1.3 million vehicles at the end of April 2016, including 420,000 in France.

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.

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Societe Generale is investing in the company Sinergi, an 1.7 billion F CFA (2.6 M EUR) fund, aiming to finance small and medium-sized companies. On the 5th of February, Sinergi Burkina Faso, a new investment company backed by the French capital investor I&P, officially started business. Its pool is composed of Société Générale Burkina Faso, Total, the Burkinabe insurance company Sonar and SIDI (international solidarity for development and investment). Sinergi is targeting start-ups and small businesses, offering them funding up to 200 million F CFA (305.000 EUR), technical and strategic support for entrepreneurs. Sinergi has already invested more than 100 million F CFA in the soy processing company Siatol, and intends to further expand its portfolio of shareholdings in the country.

“3ankabouth” means spider web in Arabic. It is also the name of Amina Agueznay’s solo exhibition. This visual artist has weaved a monumental web on the atrium of Societe Generale Morocco’s head office in Casablanca. Manual work where woven thickness contrasts with intertwined delicate jewels. Within the context of its ongoing promotion of contemporary art, Societe Generale encourages everyone to visit “3ankabouth” from the 8th April to the 30th September 2016.

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Societe Generale announces the appointment of Frank Drouet as Head of Global Markets. He replaces Daniel Fields, who has decided to pursue other opportunities outside the bank. This appointment is effective as of today.

Societe Generale announces the creation of a Digital Office within its Global Banking & Investors Solutions division and appoints Alain Fischer as Chief Digital Officer. He will be in charge of defining the digital strategy and stepping up the digital transformation of all the division’s businesses and will report to Didier Valet, Head of Global Banking & Investor Solutions.

Aux côtés d’autres banques, Société Générale soutient une filiale de Sanchuan Energy Group, troisième acteur privé du secteur hydroélectrique en Chine. Une étape stratégique qui place Société Générale à l’avant-poste du marché en plein essor des énergies renouvelables en Asie Pacifique.

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On 6 April 2016, the European Commission announced the reduction of the EUR 445.884 million fine imposed on Societe Generale on 4 December 2013 in the Euribor case. The European Commission will refund Societe Generale of EUR 218.166 million plus accrued interests. The revision will impact Societe Generale’s first quarter results.

Françoise Mercadal- Delasalles is Director of resources and innovation within Société Générale, a partner of 1st Start-up of the Summit. The bank has created innovation cells in Palo Alto as in Bangalore ..

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07/04/2016 - NEWSROOM

Société Générale brings legal proceedings for defamation

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The accusations that Mr Mélenchon and the members of the support committee of Jérôme Kerviel – a man who was convicted several times in succession for forgery and breach of trust – have seen fit to make are not only intolerable and unacceptable for Societe Generale and its 145,000 employees, but also amount to defamation. Societe Generale will not allow such accusations to be made against it and its senior executives and has therefore given instructions for the filing of legal proceedings against Messrs Mélenchon, Koubbi and Kerviel as well as any person who would utter such accusations.

05/04/2016 - NEWSROOM

Reaction from Societe Generale to the article in Le Monde

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In an article carrying a misleading title with no relation to its content, Le Monde makes use of inconsistent information which gives rise to outrageous misconceptions, harming the image of Societe Generale.

The European Investment Fund (EIF) and Societe Generale have signed a COSME* agreement in France, benefiting from the support of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), a key pillar of the Investment Plan for Europe** which aims to revive investment in strategic projects around Europe.

EIF and Societe Generale sign agreement to bring EUR 250 million to over 14,000 small businesses

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The AFRICA CEO FORUM was held in Abidjan in Côte d’Ivoire on 21 March. Societe Generale is a partner of the AFRICA CEO FORUM, which is the leading event for large African corporates, providing them with the opportunity to discuss the development challenges facing African companies. To mark the event, Societe Generale looked at its growth dynamic in Africa and the potential the continent offers in terms of business and innovation.

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The Board of Directors of Societe Generale, chaired by Lorenzo Bini Smaghi, has approved the proposed resolutions that will be put to a vote by the Joint General Shareholders’ Meeting to be held on 18 May 2016.

Societe Generale today signed a share purchase agreement to acquire 100% of Kleinwort Benson and Kleinwort Benson Channel Islands Holdings Limited, the UK and Channel Islands’ wealth management business of BHF Kleinwort Benson Group S.A., a company recently acquired by Oddo & Cie.


On Monday 15 February, Societe Generale in the UK hosted the Accenture FinTech innovation lab with 5 investment banking start-ups, whittled down from 250 applicants, all at the forefront of innovation in the FinTech (financial technology) sector.


Societe Generale and Wendel have entered into exclusive negotiations for the acquisition by ALD Automotive, a subsidiary of Societe Generale, of Parcours Group, which is majority-owned by Wendel.

Societe Generale has fully leveraged digital media to transform the banking relationship and is banking on its employees to drive this change. A massive project to provide employees with collaborative tools, development of in-house digital expertise, efforts to attract new employees with solid IT skills, new working methods, etc. Human Resources are the very heart of the group's digital strategy to expand each employee's digital skills and experience, reinvent banking relations and build the bank of tomorrow.

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Societe Generale has received Top Employer France certification for the third year in a row for its Human Resources policy.

“In a more challenging environment at the beginning of the year than last year, the Group generated sound results in Q1 2016, illustrating the benefits of its diversified and highly integrated business model, which is reflected in the constantly increasing synergies between
the businesses. With a sound balance sheet and robust solvency ratios, the Group is confident about its outlook for 2016, and will continue to invest in its growth drivers, while at the same time rigorously managing its costs and risks.” Frédéric Oudéa, Chief Executive Officer

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Continued growth

“With Group Net Income of €4 billion in 2015, substantially higher than in 2014, the Societe Generale group has successfully completed another stage in its transformation process. 2015 was marked by good operating performances in all the businesses and the strengthening of synergies between the businesses. Thanks to the trust shown by our customers and the commitment of our employees, the Group benefited from a strong commercial momentum. Revenue growth was buoyant, while maintaining rigorous management of risks and costs.” Frédéric Oudéa, Chief Executive Officer

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Societe Generale received three awards for ‘Best Trade Finance Bank’ in France, Czech Republic and Romania during the Global Finance Best Trade Finance and Supply Chain Bank awards* eremony at the BAFT Global Annual Meeting in Paris.

Present in Switzerland since 1897, Societe Generale has inaugurated its new offices in Geneva at rue du Rhône 8. Bringing together all the Geneva-based teams of Societe Generale Private Banking Switzerland and Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking under the same roof will enable the bank to continue its development strategy for the country. "By establishing itself at this single address, Societe Generale is demonstrating its strong commitment to Switzerland, one of Europe's leading financial centres." Yves Thieffry, the Group's Country Head and CEO of SGPB Switzerland

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Through its Influencer programme, the professional social network LinkedIn, which has more than 400 million members worldwide, invites leaders in their fields to share their points of view on current topics of interest. LinkedIn members can follow the Influencers, read their viewpoints and share and comment on their posts.LinkedIn Influencer is the title given to approximately 500 professionals from around the world working in a variety of fields including civil society, economics, the corporate world and politics. From changes in the banking sector to new financing methods, the digital transformation, social commitments and corporate culture, Frédéric Oudéa will share his opinions on the bank and the company of tomorrow through regular posts on the site. Find out what he thinks about the European banking sector in his first article.

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With nearly 140,000 employees and an annual order intake in excess of €166 billion, European aircraft manufacturer Airbus Group is one corporate example showing how European banks contribute to financing the wider economy and enabling prosperity.

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Societe Generale Global Transaction Banking (SG GTB) has been awarded ‘Best Bank Central & Eastern Europe for Cash & Liquidity Management’ in this year’s TMI Awards for Innovation & Excellence in Treasury & Risk Management for the second year in a row.

Alain Bokobza, Head of Global Asset Allocation at Societe Generale, discusses the Chinese government’s actions seeking to stabilise its fluctuating stock market. Interview on

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Find out in the interview with Kit Juckes, Macro-Economic Strategist at Societe Generale, and Danny Blanchflower, Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College, on the Bloomberg Business website.

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By raising its key rate one quarter of a percentage point (from 0 - 0.25% to 0.25 - 0.50%), December saw the US Federal Reserve bringing an end to seven years of "zero" rate monetary policy. Analysis by Amine Tazi, financial macro economist in the Group's Economic Studies Department.

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For Societe Generale, this award is recognition of all its talented female staff and of the Group’s diversity policy. The development and the promotion of women and staff with an international profile to posts of responsibility are important levers for economic performance and are at the heart of it's diversity policy.

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At the sixth La Tribune Women's Awards, Cathia Lawson-Hall, Senior Banker in charge of large corporates and financial institutions in Africa at Societe Generale, was awarded the title of Manager of the Year 2015. With over 18 years of experience working on the capital debt markets and in financial analysis, Cathia Lawson-Hall personifies the development of new generation of female managers.

Bris Rocher is the grandson of Yves Rocher, the company's founder. He took over the Group's leadership in 2010 and is developing the company by capitalising on its three pillars: a family group, affordable products and a natural brand image.

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The Rocher Group

Mr Yves Rocher invented his first creams in the family attic in La Gacilly in Brittany in 1959 and sold them through classified advertisements in Ici Paris weekly magazine. Today, the Group has 2,000 shops throughout the world (all brands included) and is present in 110 countries. In addition to the Yves Rocher cosmetics brand, the Group has 7 other brands: Petit Bateau, Stanhome, Dr. Pierre Ricaud, Daniel Jouvance, Kiotis, ID Parfums and Flormar. In 2014 the Group manufactured nearly 500 million products and generated sales of 2.1 billion euros. The Group has 15,000 employees and produces 85% of its care, perfume and make-up products in Brittany.

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Founded in 1923, Rougier was one of the first forestry companies to commit to sustainable forest management in the 1980s. Vice-President Francis Rougier and Corporate Social Responsibility Director Paul-Emmanuel Huet explain how the group protects the environment and fosters local development in Africa.

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Neoen recently opened Europe's largest solar energy park, located near Bordeaux in France. The company's CEO Xavier Barbaro explains the challenges facing the renewable energy sector and the imprortance of having the support of good financial partner. "Neoen does make a positive contribution to society. For us, it's a success story and we get the sense of participating to a common cause." Xavier Barbaro, CEO, Neoen

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Emmanuel Martinez, Societe Generale’s Environment Director, was attending the COP21 negotiations at Le Bourget. “COP21 was an undeniable success across the board, leading to the best agreement we could have hoped for in Paris. The Agreement reflects the ambition. It calls for zero net anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions to be reached during the second half of the century, and reaffirms the commitment by developed countries to jointly raise a minimum funding floor of US$100 billion per year by 2020 to support mitigation and adaptation."

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" For banks, there is a special responsibility to support our customers in the economic and energy transition towards a low-carbon economy."

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Oddo & Cie has announced its intention to launch a voluntary and conditional public counter takeover bid for BHF Kleinwort Benson Group (BHF KB).

Societe Generale continues to embrace innovation, which has been a cardinal value for the Group for the past 150 years, drawing on the creative force of its employees and increasing connections and bringing together its internal communities with those of the digital ecosystem.

Societe Generale today successfully issued the first ever Positive Impact Bond, a EUR 500m 5-years fixed-rate senior note, demonstrating its commitment to finding innovative financial solutions to fund the transition to a low-carbon economy in compliance with the best available Environmental and Social standards. The transaction attracted strong demand from investors with a final order book exceeding EUR 3 bn on the back of more than 170 investors.

18/11/2015 - NEWSROOM

Societe Generale commits to the fight against climate change

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Societe Generale commits to the fight against climate change with the adoption of a climate policy compliant with the International Energy Agency's scenario for limiting global warming to 2 degrees. Societe Generale Group, a world leader in the financing of energy, has today launched its climate policy, setting out a global framework that pulls together and strengthens the various initiatives taken by the Bank over many years to help finance the energy transition and reduce the carbon footprint of its activities.

Michala Marcussen, Chief Economist at Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking, explains how low oil prices are helping drive a consumer-led economic recovery on

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In the wake of the tragic events that took place this week-end, Societe Generale would like to express its support to all the victims and their families. Some of our colleagues or their loved ones have been directly impacted by these events. Employees at all the Societe Generale offices and branches observed the nationwide minute of silence to collectively express our emotion and solidarity. In consultation with the public authorities, Societe Generale is maintaining the enhanced security measures that have been in place since the January attacks, and has called for heightened vigilance as everyone returns to work today at the bank’s offices and branches. Our commercial structure is operating normally as of today. We will continue to monitor the situation closely, in consultation with the authorities, to ensure the safety of our customers and employees.

11/11/2015 - NEWSROOM

Disposal of Societe Generale’s entire stake in Amundi

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Following the Initial Public Offering of Amundi which was successfully completed today, Societe Generale announces the disposal of its entire 20% stake in Amundi.

As a major player in financing the real economy, Societe Generale advised on the refinancing and distribution of the loan, delivering funding cost benefits for the concession company Atlandes and the French State.

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05/11/2015 - NEWSROOM


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Q3 15: SOUND RESULTS MARKED BY A GOOD COMMERCIAL PERFORMANCE -  Net banking income** up +2.1%*, sharp increase in Retail Banking -  Stable operating expenses (+1.0%* vs. Q3 14) -  Cost of risk(1) maintained at a low level: 46bp in Q3 15 vs. 58bp in Q3 14 -  Group net income up +27.7% vs. Q3 14 at EUR 1,126m in Q3 15 -  Strengthening of the balance sheet: CET 1 ratio of 10.5% (+18bp in Q3 15), leverage ratio of 3.9% and total capital ratio of 15.7% at the end of Q3 15

The BRD teams worked together to finance "Hyperion", Romania's second ever high speed electric train. Built by the manufacturer Softronic, the train was inaugurated last month.

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In a recent article published on Barron's Asia website, Wei Yao, China Economist at Societe Generale Cross Asset Research, explains the expected reforms from the Chinese government for the 13th five-year plan.

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Toby Lawson, Head of Global markets, Australia at Societe Generale, discusses the performance of Asian markets on Bloomberg TV's "Trending Business."

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Sogeprom, multi-business property development subsidiary of Societe Generale, and Lucibel, a French LED lighting specialist, are introducing a prototype high-bandwidth Li-Fi light, technology providing a wireless Internet connection using light that has revolutionary advantages over Wi-Fi technology.

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Crédit Agricole S.A. and Societe Generale today announces the launch of the initial public offering of Amundi (the “IPO”), their asset management joint venture set up in 2010, on the regulated market of Euronext Paris. This IPO will give Amundi access to a new source of financing, enhance its strategic and financial flexibility and support its development in France and internationally.

"Large banks and small banks working together to increase controls and reduce risk is a key factor for each party when it comes to regulatory compliance. Regulators increasingly expect this from the industry. We must make sure we can benefit from each other’s expertise and ensure all parties benefit from working together." Alain Bozzi, Chief Compliance Officer, Societe Generale

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“Banks need full confidence in their relationships with customers. Know Your Customer and due diligence form the basis of fighting financial crime. If it is not done well or policies and procedures are not reviewed regularly, a bank can face significant challenges in terms of anti-money laundering (AML) and sanctions regulations.” Patricia Jouan, Head of Compliance, Financial Crime, Societe Generale

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Societe Generale disclosed prudential capital requirements and its transitional CET1 ratio on a consolidated basis was equal to 11.1%. As such, the Group's capital position is very solid.

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Read the article written by Frédéric Oudéa, Societe Generale's Chief Executive Officer, for the Financial Times and published on October 11th, 2015.

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The second edition of the eCAC40 rankings compiled by Les Echos Business and Gilles Babinet - a French multi-entrepreneur and Executive Chairman of Captain Dash who was appointed French Digital Champion in 2012 - has been published. 36 of the 40 CAC40 French companies answered the survey containing more than 100 criteria divided into various themes: external communication and social networks, level of technological proficiency, exposure to a digital ecosystem, digital culture and security. Societe Generale has confirmed its 4th place in these rankings this year, notably thanks to the following strengths: "employees that have received good training through the Digital For All programme and an established start-up identification procedure".

Global growth is being stifled by the slowdown in China and its knock-on effect in several emerging countries, while the recovery in developed markets, albeit firming up, remains weak. The prospect of a rebound in global growth has thus been set back. This follows other disappointments and raises questions about the growth potential of developed economies, which has declined significantly in the past three years. The reasons for the decline are still up for debate, but they are partially structural and reflect a lasting drop in productivity.

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Following the signature of an agreement with Mauritius Commercial Bank on 18 March 2015, Societe Generale announces today that it has finalised the acquisition of a stake in Mauritius Commercial Bank Mozambique (MCBM). Following a capital increase reserved for the Group, Societe Generale became the majority shareholder of MCBM, with a 65% stake in the company.

Societe Generale and CNH Industrial have agreed on a set of cooperation agreements to offer leasing and financing services to CNH Industrial’s customers in the Commercial Vehicle, Agricultural and Construction Equipment sectors, in Romania, Bulgaria, Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein

14/09/2015 - All press releases

Live from Rugby World Cup 2015, Societe Generale celebrates team spirit

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The opening match of Rugby World Cup 2015 will take place at Twickenham on 18 September 2015 with the hosts England facing Fiji. Societe Generale, having been committed to rugby for almost thirty years, will be behind the scenes to share the highlights and emotions of this exceptional event of which it is one of six Worldwide Partners as well as the sole banking, financial and insurance partner.

10/09/2015 - All press releases

Societe Generale appoints Slawomir Krupa as CEO for Societe Generale Americas

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Societe Generale Group announces the appointment of Slawomir Krupa as Chief Executive Officer for Societe Generale Americas, effective January 1st 2016.

This was the title of the 8th Convergences World Forum, which ran from the 7-9 September 2015 in Paris. Conscious of the climate change issues facing our planet, the Group participated to the forum and aims to become a key player in the transition to a low-carbon economy.


Take a look back at the events organised within the Group to celebrate Rugby World Cup 2015.

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27/08/2015 - All press releases

Societe Generale announces two year partnership with the V&A

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Societe Generale has extended its long term support of the arts by committing to a major two year partnership with the V&A – the first time the Museum has enjoyed confirmed support for two headline exhibitions from the same sponsor. The Societe Generale partnership will encompass lead sponsorship of two major upcoming exhibitions in 2016 and 2017.

Since early May, the Group has begun the countdown to the Rugby World Cup with a range of events taking place within the Group and elsewhere. Jonny Wilkinson in Monaco, the French XV bus ending its tour, the Easts Juniors tournament in Sydney… Take a look at all the Group's rugby events from the month of June.

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05/08/2015 - All press releases

2nd Quarter Results for 2015

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29/07/2015 - All press releases

CGA wins silver medal for Best Factoring Institution in TFR* Awards

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For the second year running, CGA, Societe Generale’s French factoring subsidiary, has won a silver medal at the 2015 TFR Awards* for ‘Best Factoring Institution’.

27/07/2015 - All press releases

Appointments within Societe Generale Group Management Committee

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Societe Generale Group announces the following appointments within its Management Committee as of 1 September 2015:

June 1987. The first ever Rugby World Cup was held in New Zealand and Australia. In front of their home crowd, the All Blacks defeated the French in the final and lifted the Webb Ellis Cup. A splendidly illuminated trophy as we approach the final at Twickenham...

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The year began with the impression that the divergences in growth regimes between the United States and the rest of the world, as well as in monetary policies, were set to last. Doubts have emerged on all these factors over the last three months causing a correction in bond markets and a curb on the dollar’s appreciation against all currencies. That said, US growth seems to be strengthening even though downside risks remain.

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Recently ranked by Bloomberg as among the top three forecasters of China's economy, Wei Yao, China Economist within the Cross Asset Research department of Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking, explains the major economic changes currently underway for this key player in the global economy.

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The host country, the origins of rugby and the stadiums of the next Rugby World Cup... Find out the all the answers in this second episode of "Do you speak rugby?"

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25/06/2015 - All press releases

Societe Generale sells 7.04% of Sopra Steria Group's share capital

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Societe Generale announces the sale of 7.04% of Sopra Steria Group’s share capital held through its 100% owned subsidiary Geninfo.

Just before World War I, the Societe Generale Athletic Club ("CASG") started a music section. Although the experiment was short-lived, it was a success. Here's another look at a little-known period in the history of the Group.

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19/06/2015 - All press releases

Societe Generale celebrates the Music Festival in France and around the world

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In honour of this year's Music Festival, Societe Generale, a strong partner supporting classical music, is organizing some forty different music events throughout the month of June in France (at the Bank’s headquarters in La Défense, in Val de Fontenay, at the branches in Paris and the regions), and in several of the Group's countries of operation.

Société Générale Group announces the acquisition of the entire stake of CaixaBank in Boursorama, representing 20.5% of the share capital and of the voting rights. The price paid by Société Générale Group will be the same than the one offered to minority shareholders during last year’s simplified takeover offer and squeeze out procedure (retrait obligatoire), meaning €12 per share.

17/06/2015 - NEWSROOM

Initial public offering of Amundi

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Crédit Agricole SA and Societe Generale are announcing their decision to launch a project for the initial public offering of their joint subsidiary Amundi, created in 2010, with a view to obtaining a listing before the end of the year, subject to market conditions.

When Jérôme Cazalbou began his playing career at Stade Toulousain, rugby was still an amateur sport. At 20 years old, the former scrum half joined Societe Generale, where he still works today as head of sports partnerships in the southwest of France using the formulae that worked for him on rugby pitches.

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Societe Generale has undertaken many initiatives over the years to develop quality of life in the workplace. With the new Life at Work programme, the Group's aim is to share many of these initiatives and create an environment to promote the development of new individual and collective initiatives.

10/06/2015 - All press releases

Effective opening of Societe Generale Togo

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Societe Generale announces the effective opening of Societe Generale Togo. The bank's head office is located at 2983 Avenue de la Libération in the Tokoin-Gbadago district of Lomé, and Moyeme Baniab has been appointed Head of Societe Generale Togo. This branch of Societe Generale Benin will initially serve business customers: multinationals, institutions, government agencies, local and regional large corporates and SMEs, NGOs and international and sub-regional organisations.


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"The volunteers are the face of the Rugby World Cup!" Meet Philippe Chaput who works for Societe Generale in London and is also one of the Rugby World Cup 2015 "Pack" volunteers.

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The sun was shining on 6 June as more than 1,000 employees, clients and school children gathered at Twickenham’s famous stadium to participate in The Corporate Touch Rugby Tournament with Societe Generale.

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As the first and only bank to be a partner of “Futur en Seine”, Societe Generale will have its own stand from 11 to 14 June at the largest digital festival in Europe. Each year, “Futur en Seine” showcases the latest French and international digital innovations for professionals and the general public alike.

03/06/2015 - All press releases

Societe Generale signs a global agreement with UNI Global Union

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The first global agreement between a French bank and UNI Global Union

Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) has signed a cooperation agreement with Qatar National Bank ALAHLI “QNB ALAHLI” to provide securities services to international institutional investors and corporates in Egypt. The services provided through the agreement will span the whole post-trade value-chain.

At the occasion of the European Sustainable Development Week, taking place between 30 May and 5 June 2015, Societe Generale has reaffirmed its commitment to sustainable development, corporate social responsibility and, in particular, environmental matters. The 21st Conference of Parties – COP21 – taking place in Paris at the end of 2015, represents an important step in understanding and finding solutions for fighting climate change together.

With just four months to go before Rugby World Cup 2015 gets underway, between 18 September and 31 October, in England and Wales, Societe Generale is building on its high-visibility communications and events campaigns in the UK, marking its commitment to Rugby World Cup 2015 as sole banking, financial and insurance partner.

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20/05/2015 - All press releases

Countdown to Rugby World Cup 2015 with Societe Generale, Worldwide partner

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- Waterloo & City Line branded in Societe Generale colours - - Jonny Wilkinson, en ambassador for Societe General - - Corporate Touch Rugby Tournament at Twickenham Stadium - - Media Campaign across leading publications - - Supporting local schools with access to rugby -

As of 18 May for a period of six months, Societe Generale branding will be displayed on the Waterloo & City line serving the City; one in five trains will feature external advertising displaying the colours of the bank along with those associated with rugby.

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Founded in 1903, the Club Athlétique de la Société Générale (CASG) soon established itself as one of Europe's top sports clubs. In the interwar years, its rugby first team included some ten French international players. We take a look back at the rise of the French national team.

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After a third consecutive year of virtual stagnation in 2014, with growth at just under 0.5%, the French economy can rely on several supportive factors going for it in 2015.

An analysis by Benoît Heitz, Co-Head of macroeconomic and country risk analysis

There's a growing recognition among European leaders that the financial system needs to work better for small- and medium-size businesses. In order to fuel their growth, these companies need to diversify their sources of funding into capital markets alongside bank lending. Read the article by Séverin Cabannes, Deputy CEO of Societe Generale, in Tthe Wall Street Journal Europe.

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One of Societe Generale's major growth pillars in Africa is reinforced collaboration by the Group's African subsidiaries.


During a press visit to Abidjan, Societe Generale provided details of its strategy in Africa, which aims to speed up the Group’s growth on the continent as described in the Group strategic plan for the period until the end of 2016.


17/04/2015 - NEWSROOM

Launch of a new panafrican mobile banking offering

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Societe Generale launches a new mobile banking offer that it will gradually roll out across Africa. Available in the first country before the end of 2015, as part of the first stage in the new pan-African multi-channel offering developed to meet the specific needs of African clients: geographically remote, provision of banking facilities in the least populated regions, lack of digital services, etc.

During a press visit to Abidjan, Societe Generale today provided details of its strategy in Africa, which aims to speed up the Group’s growth on the continent as described in the Group strategic plan for the period until the end of 2016. The development plan draws on the region's strong potential for growth and for banking penetration, and on major commercial and operational synergies between the Group's core businesses.

Societe Generale is the first partner in residence of Player – a business incubator for community innovation situated at 16 rue du Caire in Paris that opens on 13 April 2015.

Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking today announces it has signed an agreement with Jefferies to transfer selected assets from Jefferies Bache, consisting mainly of futures execution & clearing activities. The transaction which remains subject to closing conditions in the agreement is expected to close by the end of Q2 2015.

Societe Generale is combining its civic and patronage commitments to promote the integration of young people through sport and cultural activities.

26/03/2015 - All press releases

Pierre-Yves Demoures appointed Societe Generale Deputy Head of Human Resources

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Societe Generale is pleased to announce the appointment of Pierre-Yves Demoures as Deputy Head of the Group’s Human Resources Department, taking effect on April 1st 2015. He will report to Edouard-Malo Henry, Group Head of Human Resources. Pierre-Yves Demoures has been a member of the Group Management Committee since 2013.

Societe Generale has invited a freelance exhibit curator from Cameroon, Koyo Kouoh, to oversee a new installation of selected works from the Societe Generale Collection in the display space in the Group’s Head Office at La Défense.

Societe Generale has today taken a major step forward in its development on the African continent with the signature of an agreement with Mauritius Commercial Bank to acquire a stake in Mauritius Commercial Bank Mozambique (MCBM). Societe Generale will own the majority of the capital through a capital increase reserved for the Group. The operation must be approved by the Central Bank of Mozambique.

16/03/2015 - All press releases

Diony Lebot appointed Societe Generale Deputy Chief Risk Officer

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Societe Generale is pleased to announce the appointment of Diony Lebot as Deputy Chief Risk Officer. She will report to Benoît Ottenwaelter, Chief Risk Officer.

12/03/2015 - All press releases

Societe Generale recognises digital innovation at the 2014 INNOV'GROUP Awards

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Societe Generale Group has been pursuing an open innovation approach for many years now. Accordingly, every year it bestows awards that recognise innovation by its employees in an approach that encompasses co-creation, openness and the start-up process.

During the period between the two world wars, the Societe Generale Athletic Club (CASG) worked to promote women's sports in France. A welcome initiative that has stood the test of time. Here we take a look back at an unsung piece of the Group's history.

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25/02/2015 - All press releases

Societe Generale accelerates its growth in insurance

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Societe Generale group announced today that it has decided to exercise its option to purchase Aviva France's 50% stake in Antarius, an insurance company dedicated to the Crédit du Nord networks and currently jointly owned by Aviva France and Crédit du Nord, thereby ending the life-insurance partnership established with Aviva France.

The plunge in oil price and the downgrading of medium-term forecasts will adversely affect the fiscal and external accounts of all emerging oil producing countries.

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12/02/2015 - All press releases

Full-year and 4th quarter 2014 results

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2014: Good performance by the businesses, contribution up +3.5%

In line with Group strategy to center its retail activities in the EMEA region, Societe Generale has decided to focus its activities in Brazil on corporate and institutional clients and to withdraw from consumer finance in this country. Societe Generale will close the operations of its Consumer Finance subsidiaries in the country, namely Banco Cacique and Banco Pecunia. The sale of existing loan portfolios of these two entities is also being considered.

22/01/2015 - All press releases

Societe Generale steps up its growth in Germany

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Societe Generale, on the occasion of a press trip with Paris-based media to Frankfurt, today outlined its plans to accelerate the growth of its businesses in Germany. This development is part of the medium-term strategic plan it presented last May.

21/01/2015 - All press releases

Societe Generale, a major patron of the Philharmonie de Paris

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As part of its policy in support of classical music, it was only natural that Societe Generale, via its association Mécénat Musical Société Générale, would work alongside the Philharmonie de Paris, which opened its doors on 14 January. Mécénat Musical Société Générale is Grand mécène (major sponsor) of the programming of major international orchestras at the Philharmonie. It has signed a partnership for the 2015, 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 seasons.

19/01/2015 - All press releases

Societe Generale: Change in corporate governance

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During its meeting of 15 January 2015, and pursuant to the conditions set out in article 13 of the Company's articles of incorporation, the Board of Directors of Societe Generale, based on the advice of the Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee, has decided that the positions of Chairman and CEO would be separated at the end of the Ordinary Shareholders' meeting on 19 May 2015. The Board of Directors defined the following orientations regarding the appointment of the Chairman and the CEO. Mr. Lorenzo BINI SMAGHI will be appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors and Mr. Frédéric OUDÉA CEO.

14/01/2015 - All press releases

Appointments within Societe Generale Group Management Committee

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Societe Generale Group announces the following appointments within its Management Committee as of 1 January 2015:

Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) has appointed Christophe Baurand as Global Head of Commercial, Marketing and Liquidity Management. Based in Paris, he reports to Bruno Prigent, Head of SGSS, and joins the SGSS Executive Committee. Christophe Baurand replaces Massimo Cotella, who has left Societe Generale to pursue other opportunities outside the group. His appointment took effect on 1st January 2015.

To ensure ready access to all the latest and local news about our activity we are pleased to announce the launch of four new regional websites focusing on the range of services available, the complementary benefits and the longstanding history of our presence in these countries, as well as the contact details of the nearest branches. Visit the websites to find out more.

Against the backdrop of a difficult pick-up in activity in developed countries and a slowdown in emerging countries, the oil price has fallen by more than 40% in six months, whereas it remained stubbornly around $110/barrel for more than 3 years.

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The Information Technology department of the Global Banking & Investor Solutions division has been awarded “Best IT Team” for its Continuous Delivery initiative by the American Financial Technology Awards (AFTAs).

“At a time when 1 in 5 French people are planning to open an account with an online bank, Boursorama intends to continue this dynamic rate of growth and have 1.5 million customers by 2020. Our commitment is to be a straightforward bank that provides clear value to our clients.” Marie Cheval, CEO of Boursorama

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As 2014 draws to a close, Societe Generale has received several awards for its communication campaign and initiatives launched to mark the Group's 150th anniversary.

11/12/2014 - All press releases

The Societe Generale team spirit strikes a chord with Les Siècles

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The Playing for salle Pleyel project was revived to mark Societe Generale 150th anniversary. This year, over 250 amateur musicians and choir members among the Group’s employees were involved in preparing a concert with the Les Siècles Orchestra, conducted by François-Xavier Roth.

02/12/2014 - All press releases

Appointment of Sascha Bock within the Corporate Finance department in Germany

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Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking (SG CIB) announces the appointment of Sascha Bock as Managing Director within the Corporate Finance team in Germany, in charge of the Real Estate sector, effective 1 December 2014.

"Europe cannot do without a solid and competitive banking sector to treat the questions of financing the economy and of economic growth"

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On 25 November, the European Commission unveiled the mechanism for its plan to support investment projects totaling at least €315bn over the next three years. Marie-Hélène Duprat explains (Senior Advisor to the Group Chief Economist).

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Now that key rates can no longer be cut any further, the size of central banks’ balance sheets has become market observers’ favourite indicator for evaluating monetary policies. Accordingly, the markets are now pushing central banks to increase the size of their balance sheets. The European Central Bank (ECB) is now overtly targeting to inflate its balance sheet back to levels seen in early 2012.


Lionel Paquin, CEO of Lyxor, the fully-owned Asset Manager of Societe Generale Group, today presents its new organization and ambitions.

Frédéric Oudéa, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Societe Generale and incoming President of the European Banking Federation, was at the 2014 EBF Annual Conference "Banking for the Future", held in Brussles on the 19 November. His mandate will start on 1 January 2015.

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Develop open innovation to benefit from the creativity of a wide variety of communities (start-ups, students, customers, employees, etc.). To innovate, a company needs to open up and create ecosystems that involve its stakeholders such as customers, start-ups and universities, as well as staff.

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Available as Smartphone (iPhone and Android) and online versions, this app aims to assist drivers with their daily use of their vehicles.

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14/11/2014 - All press releases

Frédéric Oudéa elected President of European Banking Federation

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Frédéric Oudéa, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Société Générale, has been elected as President of the European Banking Federation. His mandate will start on 1 January 2015, when he succeeds Christian Clausen, President and Group Chief Executive Officer of Nordea. Mr. Oudéa has been appointed for a two-year term.

06/11/2014 - All press releases

Q3 14: Solid results and balance sheet

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- Net banking income**: EUR 5.9bn, -1.8% vs. Q3 13
- Good control of operating expenses: -0.4%* vs. Q3 13
- Sharp decline in the commercial cost of risk: 58 bp(1) vs. 69 bp(1) in Q3 13
- Businesses’ operating income up +9.4%*
- Substantial increase in Group net income to EUR 836m vs. EUR 534m in Q3 13
- Fully loaded Basel 3 CET1 ratio: 10.4%
- Leverage ratio: 3.8%, up +20 bp vs. Q2 14

Chairman & CEO Frédéric Oudéa commented on the Group’s results in an interview he gave to EuroBusinessMedia (CEO-Direct).

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Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) in the UK has been mandated by the investment company SCM Private to provide a wealth and investment management administrative outsourcing solution for their three newly launched direct-to-consumer online wealth management solutions – SCM, and SCM

Asset quality review: confirmation of the quality of asset portfolios and risk management models - Very limited normative adjustment with regard to the size of the balance sheet of -22 basis points on the Common Equity Tier 1 ratio(1) at end-2013, with no impact on the Group’s ratios Stress tests: financial solidity including under an adverse scenario, capital ratios well above the requirements set for this exercise - Central scenario: Common Equity Tier 1 ratio(1) of 10.6% - Adverse scenario: Common Equity Tier 1 ratio(1) of 8.1%

Societe Generale Morocco has supported HPS from the very beginning as both its first bank and its first client. Mohamed Horani, President and founder of HPS, talks about a relationship based on mutual trust.

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Societe Generale Morocco has supported HPS from the very beginning as both its first bank and its first client. Mohamed Horani, President and founder of HPS, talks about a relationship based on mutual trust.

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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.

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This award previously won in 2012 and 2014 recognises the daily commitment of our employees to serving customers, to simplifying the bank, to making it relationship-focused and effective.

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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.

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.

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 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

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.

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.

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.

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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"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.

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

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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.

Societe Generale became the official bank of French rugby in 1987. Today, the bank promotes its brand from grassroot to top level and is strongly associated with rugby's values. This deeply-rooted commitment has actually started at the beginning of the last century.

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

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.

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.


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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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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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).

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.

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 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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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.

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

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Going forward, Societe Generale will keep the pace of transformation to reinforce its position as a leading European universal bank well suited to the needs of its clients and in a context of great transition marked by profound economic, regulatory and technological changes.

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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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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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

- 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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