Published on 10/04/2020

Requirements and modalities for the shareholders to participate in the combined General meeting dated 19 May 2020

In the context of the current health crisis and following measures implemented by the authorities regarding mobility restrictions, the Board of Directors has decided on 31 March 2020 to hold the General Meeting Tours Société Générale - 17 cours Valmy - La Défense 7 without the physical presence of its shareholders pursuant to article 4 of the Ordinance N° 2020-321 of 25 March 2020 adapting the rules for meetings and deliberations of the shareholders’ meetings. Nevertheless, the shareholders shall have the right to follow by distance the General Meeting which shall be live streamed and available for later viewing at and via phone using a tool-free number.

During the Meeting, it shall not be possible to either ask questions or file amendments drafts or new resolutions.

The shareholders of the Company are invited to exercice their voting right prior to the General Meeting according to the following modalities:

Only votes from shareholders who have proven their status by the second business day preceding the Meeting, i.e. on 15 May 2020, at midnight will be taken into account at the Meeting.


Vote by internet on the secured plateform (recommended)

The Company offers its shareholders and FCPE unit holders to vote via the secured  VOTACCESS platform.

The VOTACCESS platform will be open from 15 April 2020 at 9:00 a.m. to 18 May 2020 at 3:00 p.m.  In order to avoid any potential overloading, it is recommended to shareholders and FCPE unit holders not to wait until the deadline to log on.


Vote by post

The shareholders can also vote by using the single form to vote by post according to the standard procedures :

-          Registered shareholders or FCPE unit holders shall use the single form to vote which is annexed to the convening brochure.

-          Bearer shareholders shall get the single form to vote by post from their intermediary custodian which manages their accounts, and return it to him duly complete so that later forward it to the centralising agent along with a participation certificate..

In any case, the duly completed and signed single form to vote by post, together with a participation certificate for the bearer shareholders, shall be received by Societe Generale (Service Assemblées, CS 30812, 44 308 Nantes Cedex 3 - France) no later than two calendar days before the date of the Meeting, i.e. on 17 May 2020.



The shareholders shall also have the right to appoint a proxy or authorise the Chairman of the Meeting to vote on their behalf.

In addition, we invite the shareholders for more details to consult the convening brochure which shall be made available on the web site of the Company on 15 April 2020.

Due to mobility restrictions measures , it shall not be possible to either requests for admission tickets or appoint a third party as proxy during the General Meeting.

Shareholders are invited to submit their written questions, pursuant to Article R. 225-84 of the French Commercial Code, from the time the meeting notice is published (18 March 2020) until the fourth business day prior to the meeting date (13 May 2020) :

-       either by sending a registered letter with acknowledgement of receipt to the Chairman of the Board of Directors at Societe Generale’s headquarters

-       or by sending an email to with the subject line “written questions to the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the General Meeting on 19 May 2020”.

However, as an exception and in light of the conditions in which the Meeting will be held, shareholders may submit their written questions via email in the abovementioned format until 4.00 p.m. on 17 May 2020 for a response from the Board of Directors which will either be posted on the page dedicated to the 2020 General Meeting of the Shareholders at or provided during the Meeting.

Questions must be submitted with proof of account registration to be considered.

The documents which must be made available to the shareholders for the Meeting will be available at Societe Generale’s administrative office (17, Cours Valmy - 92972 Paris - La Défense - France) as from the publication of the convening notice.

The documents and information mentioned in Article R. 225-73-1 of the French Commercial Code to be submitted to the Meeting will be made available on Societe Generale’s website (, no later than the twenty-first day preceding the Meeting.

All modalities  in connection with the General Meeting of 19 May 2020 are available on the page dedicated to the 2020 General Meeting on the Company website at


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Corentin Henry +33 (0)1 58 98 01 75