Combined Shareholders' Meeting of May 12, 2020 / 2019 Universal Registration Document
> Modification of the participation and voting procedures at the Shareholders’ Meeting of May 12, 2020
> Filing of the 2019 Universal Registration Document
MODIFICATION OF THE RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE DIVIDEND
The convening notice relating to the Shareholders’ Meeting of May 12, 2020 will be published in the Bulletin des Annonces Légales Obligatoires dated Friday April, 10 2020. It will amend the 3rd resolution submitted to the Shareholders’ Meeting and previously announced in the said bulletin dated March 2, 2020 to take into account the Board of Directors’ proposal to decrease from EUR 0.65 to EUR 0.45 per share the dividend for fiscal year 2019. The agenda of the Shareholders’ Meeting and the text of the submitted resolutions will otherwise be unchanged.
PARTICIPATION AND VOTING PROCEDURES AT THE 2020 SHAREHOLDERS’ MEETING
The convening notice will also specify holding and participation procedures at the Shareholders’ Meeting. Thus, in light of the Covid-19 epidemic, and in accordance with the ordinance n°2020-321 dated March 25, 2020 published as part of government measures to curb the spread of the virus, SUEZ's Board of Directors has decided that the Shareholders' Meeting will be held without the physical presence of shareholders, on Tuesday May 12, 2020 at 2:30pm CET at the Company’s registered office at Tour CB21, 16, place de l'Iris, 92040 Paris-La Défense Cedex.
Consequently, in order to exercise their voting rights shareholders will have to choose between assigning their proxy to the Meeting Chairman or to any individual or legal entity voting by remote ballot by using one of the following available ways: use the online voting website VOTACCESS or the voting form which will be available on the Company’s website under the section dedicated to Shareholders’ Meetings (https://www.suez.com/en/finance/financial-information/annual-general-meetings). In light of the context, the Company invites its shareholders to choose the VOTACCESS voting website to exercise their voting rights, which will remain open until Monday May 11, 2020 at 3 p.m.
More details on the participation and voting procedures will be described in the convening notice and the notice of meeting (brochure) which will be made available on the Company’s website (https://www.suez.com/en/finance/financial-information/annual-general-meetings). The Company invites its shareholders to frequently visit Company’s website as the undergoing situation may require to adjust these participation procedures.
The Shareholders’ Meeting being held without the physical presence of shareholders, shareholders will not have the opportunity to ask questions during the meeting, to submit amendments or new resolutions. The Shareholders’ Meeting will however be broadcast live and available on replay (https://www.suez.com/en/finance/financial-information/annual-general-meetings).
Shareholders will have the possibility to submit written questions which will be answered during the Shareholders’ Meeting or on the Company's website under the section dedicated to Shareholders’ meetings. These written questions may be sent to the Board of Directors (by registered mail with acknowledgment of receipt to the Company’s head office for the attention of the General Secretary or, preferably, by e-mail to: email@example.com), no later than Thursday May 7, 2020. In view of the current context, the Company has decided to answer the questions received after the regulatory deadline which is set at no later than the fourth business day preceding the date of the Shareholders’ Meeting (i.e. May 5, 2020). They must be accompanied by a shareholder certificate of participation.
In accordance with applicable legal and regulatory provisions, documentation relating to the Shareholders’ Meeting will be available on the Company's website. Shareholders may obtain the documents which would not be made available on the Company's website by sending a request by e-mail to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to Company’s registered office at the abovementioned address.
FILING OF THE 2019 UNIVERSAL REGISTRATION DOCUMENT
The 2019 Universal Registration Document has been filed with the French Financial Markets Authority (Autorité des Marchés Financiers, AMF) on April 9, 2020 under number D.20-0275.
This Universal Registration Document is available on the SUEZ website at the following address www.suez.com, as well as on the AMF website (www.amf-france.org).It is made available to the public under the conditions provided for by the regulations in force.
It includes the annual financial report for the financial year 2019, the report of the Board of Directors on corporate governance, the description of the share buyback program and the extra-financial performance declaration.
The "Risk Factors" and "Profit Forecasts or Estimates" sections of the 2019 Universal Registration Document deal in particular with the impacts of the health crisis linked to Covid-19, as of the filing date.