The Annual General Meeting is held annually in order to present detailed information about the company's performance. The meeting approves the accounts of the previous financial period, fixes the dividend and its conditions of payment. It appoints, re-elects and removes from office the company's directors and statutory auditors and, if necessary, ratifies the cooptations of directors made by the Board. The decisions must be approved by the simple majority of the shareholders present or represented.
The Extraordinary General Meeting
The Extraordinary General Meeting is convened whenever decisions involving a change in the articles of incorporation and, notably, a capital increase or reduction must be made. The decisions must be approved by a two-third majority of the shareholders present or represented.
The Combined Annual General Meeting
This meeting combines both the Annual and the Extraordinary General Meetings at the same date, with the same notification.
All shareholders whose shares have been registered in a share account 3 trading days prior to the date of the Meeting may attend on the following express condition:
- for shareholders owning bearer shares: they must present an admittance card or, alternatively, a certificate stating the ownership of their shares (in order to obtain the admittance card at the entrance to the Meeting),
- for shareholders owning registered shares: they may attend the Meeting without completing any formalities in particular. However, in order to facilitate their admission and avoid waiting in the reception area outside the meeting room, it is preferable that they complete and return the application form for an admittance card enclosed with their notice to attend the meeting.
If they attend the Meeting, they will be given, as appropriate:
- a ballot paper,
- an electronic device along with its instructions for use. Starting with the Annual General Meeting convened in 1998, the BNP decided to use electronic voting...
BNP Paribas provides its shareholders with the possibility to send their voting instructions, request an admission card, appoint or revoke a proxy via Internet before the Combined General Meeting under the following conditions :
If you hold registered shares
You can vote by Internet using the Votaccess system via the following site: https://planetshares.bnpparibas.com
If you hold fully registered shares, you must login to the Planetshares website with your usual login details.
If you hold administered registered shares, you must login to Planetshares using the ID number displayed on the top right-hand side of your voting form. If you no longer have your username and/or password, you can contact us on +33 (0)1 40 14 80 37.
After having logged in, you can access Votaccess by clicking on the “Participating in the General Meeting” icon.
You will be redirected to Votaccess, the online voting website, where you can enter your voting instruction, request an admission card or appoint or revoke a proxy. Furthermore, via the same site, you will be able to access the mandatory General Meeting documents.
If you hold BEARER shares
You must find out whether your custodian uses the Votaccess system and, if applicable, whether this access is subject to special conditions of use.
If your custodian is connected to Votacess, please identify yourself with your usual login details. Then click on the icon that appears on the line corresponding to your BNP Paribas shares and follow the indications shown on the screen in order to access the Votacess site where you will enter your voting instruction, request an admission card or appoint or revoke a proxy. Furthermore, via the same site, you can access the mandatory General Meeting documents.
You can vote via the Internet prior to the Meeting until the day before the event.
Shareholders are nevertheless advised to vote well before this date.