Annual Shareholders' Meeting
Societe Generale's Annual General Meeting took place Tuesday, 21 May 2019 at 4.00pm CET in the Paris Expo - Espace Grande Arche, in La Défense, Paris. An essential annual event for our shareholders, the event provided the opportunity to find out more about the life of our company, dicuss, ask questions and express opinions with the General Management and also vote on the resolutions proposed by the Board of Directors.
First Quarter 2019 Results
"Societe Generale already benefited in Q1 2019 from the initial effects of the implementation of the measures announced at the time of the 2018 full-year results. We continued with the transformation of French Retail Banking, provided further evidence of the robust momentum in International Retail Banking & Financial Services and demonstrated Global Banking & Investor Solutions’ ability to rapidly adapt.
As a result of our determined actions, we saw a substantial increase in CET1 ratio in Q1 19, strengthening our ability to achieve the 12% CET1 ratio target as soon as possible.
All these advances illustrate the robustness of our business model and our ability to implement our strategic and financial plan despite an unfavourable European environment.”
Frédéric Oudéa, Chief Executive Officer
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