How to become shareholder of Saint-Gobain?

 

  

There are three different ways of holding Saint-Gobain shares:

  • As registered shares entered directly in the Company’s share register
  • As registered shares managed by your bank
  • As bearer sharesour devenir actionnaire de Saint-Gobain, il existe 3 modes de détentions:

 

 

As registered shares entered directly in the Company’s share register

What are registered shares?

By registering the shares directly in the Company’s share register, you will be recognized by Saint-Gobain. Having your details, we will be able to send you some accurate and quality information.

Benefits for registered shares?

  • No custody fees.
  • Reduced brokerage fees: 0.3% (plus VAT) of the gross transaction amount with a minimum bank fee of €6.10.
  • Notice of meeting for General Meetings sent to you automatically.
  • Double voting rights at General Meetings for each share registered in your name for at least two years.
  • A privileged contact with Saint-Gobain. Regular information from the Company and invitations to shareholder events. 

Buying registered shares directly/converting your bearer shares into registered shares?

To buy your shares in registered form, you need to sign a securities services contract contacting BNP Paribas Securities Services and sending them a purchase order.

To convert your bearer shares into registered shares directly in the Company’s share register, simply fill out the share transfer form and give it to the bank that manages your securities account.

For any further questions, please contact BNP Paribas Securities Services:

By phone: 0 800 03 33 33 (toll-free) from France or +33 1 40 14 80 12 from outside France 
By fax: +33 (0) 1 55 77 34 17 par fax au +33 (0)1 55 77 34 17
Online, at: https://planetshares.bnpparibas.com 
By post: 
BNP Paribas Securities Services 
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Immeuble GMP - Europe
9, rue du Débarcadère - 93761 Pantin Cedex 

In case you give your purchase order by phone, then you must send a written confirmation by post.

As registered shares managed by your bank

What are registered shares managed by your bank?

In this case your shares are managed by your bank, through a PEA (French saving plan in shares) or through a Securities account.

What are the advantages of registered shares manage by your bank?

  • The notice of General Meeting will be sent to you automatically by our provider BNP Paribas Securities Services
  • Double voting rights are assigned to any and all shares held in the name of the same holder for at least two years.

How to buy or convert your shares in registered shares manage by your bank?

Two possibilities:

You’re already as registered shareholder entered directly in the Company’s share register: in this case, you should contact BNP Securities Services through the transfer application form.

Already as bearer shareholder or not holder of Saint-Gobain shares: you should contact your bank who will tell you what to do.

As bearer shareholder

As a bearer shareholder, your shares are registered in your financial intermediary who is your only contact for all related to the management of your portfolio operations.

Summary

Whatever the ownership structure, we remain at your disposal.

Registered shares (entered directly in the Company's share register) Registered shares (registration with your bank or broker) Bearer shares

Securities account managed by

BNP Paribas Securities Services n behalf of Saint-Gobain Your bank or broker
Custody and Administrative fees

None.

Brokerage fee of 0.30%, with a minimum billing of €6.10.

Vary according to your bank or broker
Stock market orders* Submit to BNP Paribas Securities Services. Submit to your bank or broker

General Assembly - Admission card /
Remote voting / Proxy

You must login to PlanetShares website to access the site VOTACCESS and request an admission card, vote remotely or give a proxy to the Chairman of the Meeting or any other person authorized for this purpose.

You should ask your financial intermediary whether it is connected to the VOTACCESS platform. In such case, You will then be able to request an admission card via your financial intermediary’s Internet portal. If not, you must request a single admission card/ postal vote/proxy request form (formulaire unique) from your financial intermediary.

Voting rights Double voting rights are assigned to any and all shares held in the name of the same holder for at least two years.

You are allowed one vote for each share you own.

Annual tax information BNP Paribas Securities Services will send you a tax form listing all of your transactions in Saint-Gobain shares for the year. As the individual shareholder, you are responsible for calculating any capital gains arising from sales of your shares Your bank or broker will send you a tax form listing all the transactions for the year involving your share account.
Shares held in a PEA (personal equity plan) Your bank or broker will send you a tax form listing all the transactThe decision to hold registered shares entered directly in the Company’s share register is not easily compatible with the decision to place them in a PEA, due to administrative procedures applicable in such cases.ons for the year involving your share account. Possible, but administrative procedures are applicable.

Possible

* The tax on financial transactions, in force since August 1, 2012, may be levied on certain types of orders.