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Corporate Governance

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COMPOSITION OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Board of Directors is composed of seven Directors. The members are:

Raphaël GORGÉ, Director and Chairman,

Jean-Pierre GORGÉ, Director,

Guénaël GUILLERME, Director and CEO,

Loïc LE BERRE, Director,

Catherine GORGÉ, Director,

Jean-Louis SAMBARINO, Director,

Céline LEROY, Director

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE CODE

The company, at the Board of Directors' meeting of 3 March 2014, voted to adopt the Middlenext corporate governance code of December 2009. This code is available from the Middlenext website and downloadable here.

HOW TO BECOME A SHAREHOLDER

You can hold Groupe ECA shares in one of two ways: as bearer shares or as registered shares. If you opt to hold “bearer” shares your shares will be managed by the broker of your choice. If you opt to hold “registered” shares, said shares will be issued by Groupe ECA, who will keep direct record of your ownership. 

There are two ways to keep registered shares:
- either Groupe ECA keeps and manages the shares directly: direct registered shares (nominatif pur);
- or shares are registered at Groupe ECA but managed by the shareholder’s bank: administered registered shares (nominatif administré). 

If you already hold Groupe ECA bearer shares you can ask for them to be converted to “direct registered” shares or to be kept in an “administered registered” account by your broker by completing and sending them the form on page 18 of this guide. 

Direct registered shareholders guide (PDF in french) ⇨ Advantages of direct registered shares (nominatif pur) - Free custody - Personal invitation to general meetings - Double voting rights if shares are held continuously for two years - Shareholders’ letter sent directly to your home address - Dividends paid directly to you CACEIS Corporate Trust acts as account keeper. 

You can contact them if you would like any further information on becoming a direct registered shareholder. Their Investor Relations department will be happy to answer any questions you have about your shares, and are available from 9.00 a.m. to 11.00 p.m. (Paris time) Monday to Friday: Tel. (Paris): + 33 (0)1 57 78 34 44+ 33 (0)1 57 78 34 44 Tel. (Toronto): +1 (416) 504-4469+1 (416) 504-4469 Email: ct-contact@caceis.com Phone lines use a simple interactive voice response (IVR) system to sort and route calls quickly based on their subject matter and the language of the caller. Shareholders in North America can contact the Toronto Branch of the Investor Relations department which is open until 11:00 p.m. Paris time. You can also write to: CACEIS Corporate Trust Investor Relations 14, rue Rouget de Lisle 92862 Issy les Moulineaux CEDEX 09 – France