1. What are the different ways of holding shares?
  2. When does the Peugeot SA Annual Meeting take place?
  3. What do I need to do to participate in the Annual Meeting?
  4. How can I be represented at the Annual Meeting?
  5. How is the dividend determined?
  6. What are the advantages of holding registered shares?
  7. Can I transfer registered shares to a PEA securities account?
  8. Who do I need to contact to manage my registered shares?
  9. Does the Group give shareholders a discount on its products?
  10. What is the difference between the Registration Document and the Annual Report?
  11. Which share price should I list on my French wealth tax (ISF) declaration?


 

1. What are the different ways of holding shares?

There are three ways of holding shares.

  • Registered shares recorded directly in the Company’s share register (known as “nominatif pur” in French): Your shares are managed by Société Générale, Peugeot SA’s registrar, and Peugeot SA knows that you are a shareholder.
  • Registered shares recorded in the register kept by your bank or broker (known as “nominatif administré” in French). Your shares are managed by your bank or broker, who informs Société Générale, Peugeot SA’s registrar, of any changes in your Peugeot SA securities account. Peugeot SA knows that you are a shareholder.
  • Bearer shares: Your shares are managed by your bank or broker. Peugeot SA does not know that you are a shareholder.

 

2. When does the Peugeot SA Annual Meeting take place?

The Peugeot SA Annual Meeting will be held on 25 April 2012 at the Company’s registered office, located at 75 avenue de la Grande Armée in Paris (metro stations Porte Maillot or Argentine).

 

3. What do I need to do to participate in the Annual Meeting?

Holders of registered shares

Because your shares are recorded in the Company's share register, you do not need to do anything to prove that you are a shareholder. You will automatically receive a notice of meeting two or three weeks before the meeting is held. The packet will include all of the information you need to vote, including the voting procedures, draft resolutions and financial reports. It will also include an admittance card request form and a proxy/postal voting form.

Holders of bearer shares
You will need to obtain the notice of meeting and an admission card request form from your bank or broker, who will have requested them from Société Générale, Peugeot SA’s registrar. In addition, your bank or broker must issue a certificate of ownership evidencing that you are a shareholder midnight CET three business days before the Annual Meeting.

 

4. How can I be represented at the Annual Meeting?

If you are unable to attend the Annual Meeting in person, you may choose one of the three options on the voting form:
  • Give your proxy to the Chairman of the meeting

You may give your proxy to the Chairman of the meeting, who will vote in favour of the resolutions tabled or approved by the Managing Board and against all other resolutions.

  • Vote by mail

The vote-by-mail form allows you to vote for or against each of the resolutions tabled at the Annual Meeting, or abstain. An empty box will be considered as a vote in favour of the resolution in question.

  • Vote by proxy

You may give your proxy to another Peugeot SA shareholder or to your spouse, who will vote in accordance with your wishes. Your proxy is only valid for one meeting.

Holders of registered shares (all types) should return the form in the postage-paid envelope to:
SOCIETE GENERALE SGSS/GIS
Service Émetteur de Peugeot S.A.
32, rue du Champ de Tir – BP 81236
44312 Nantes, France

Holders of bearer shares should send the form to the bank or broker who manages their account. Under no circumstances should you send the form to Société Générale, Peugeot SA’s registrar.
 
We recommend that you send the form as soon as possible, to leave your bank or broker enough time to issue the certificate of ownership and send it to Société Générale, Peugeot SA’s registrar.

Please read the notice of meeting carefully to ensure you fill out the form correctly.

 

5. How is the dividend determined?

The Managing Board proposes a dividend to the Supervisory Board for approval. It is then submitted to shareholders at the Annual Meeting called to approve the financial statements for the year.

 

6. What are the advantages of holding registered shares?

Peugeot SA knows that you are a shareholder, and as such, you benefit from the following advantages:

  1. Direct access to PSA Peugeot Citroën news. All information documents published for individual shareholders will be sent directly to your address. In this way, you will always be kept abreast of what is happening at PSA Peugeot Citroën.
  2. Easy access to the Annual Meeting. The notice of meeting will be sent directly to your address.
  3. Double voting rights. Double voting rights are assigned to registered shares held by the same person for at least four years.


Registered shares recorded directly in the Company's share register (“nominatif pur") are held in an account at Société Générale, Peugeot SA's registrar. You pay no custody fees or general management fees, as these are covered by Peugeot SA. In addition, you can be sure that your dividend will be paid on the announced date.

Registered shares recorded in the register kept by your bank or broker (“nominatif administré") are recorded in the Company’s share register but held in an account with your bank or broker. This provides the advantage of having a single securities account, potentially linked to your checking account, but you will have to pay the custody fees and management fees determined by your bank or broker.

 

7. Can I transfer registered shares to a PEA securities account?

To transfer your Peugeot SA bearer shares to a PEA registered securities account, we recommend the system under which your registered shares are recorded in the register kept by your bank or broker (“nominatif administré"). This will allow you to maintain your PEA securities account with your existing bank or broker, who will inform Peugeot SA's registrar of your status and of any changes in your holdings. You will continue to benefit from all the tax advantages granted to PEA securities accounts. However, because your account is managed by your bank or broker, you will have to pay the related custody fees and general management fees.

Although it is possible to hold registered shares that are recorded directly in the Company’s share register (“nominatif pur”) in a PEA securities account, there are no additional advantages. Given the complexity of the regulations governing this type of account, we do not recommend holding your shares in this form. In addition, even though recorded directly in the Company’s register, your shares are still held in an account with your bank or broker and you will still be charged the related custody fees.

The only way to avoid custody fees is to hold registered shares recorded directly in the Company’s share register (“nominatif pur") in an account with Peugeot SA’s registrar. However, you will no longer benefit from the tax advantages granted to a PEA securities account.

 

8. Who do I need to contact to manage my registered shares?

Holders of registered shares recorded directly in the Company’s share register (“nominatif pur") may contact our dedicated team at the Peugeot SA Investor Relations toll-free number (0 800 424 091), Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

You may also contact Société Générale Securities Services directly:
Société Générale Securities Services
Service Émetteur Peugeot SA
32, rue du Champ de Tir – BP 81236
44312 Nantes, France

Phone:  +33 2 51 85 67 89 (standard rate number)
Fax: 02 51 85 62 15

 

9. Does the Group give shareholders a discount on its products?

The Group does not grant any special commercial advantages to its shareholders.

 

10. What is the difference between the Registration Document and the Annual Report?

Each year, the Group publishes an Annual Report and a Registration Document for the previous year.

The Annual Report gives a brief, illustrated overview of the Group and its businesses, with facts and figures for several years and key financial data.
The Registration Document provides a detailed description of the Group's strategy and corporate governance, as well as the consolidated financial statements and the accompanying notes, a business review of each division and other legal and financial information. In accordance with French regulations, the Registration Document is filed with the Autorité des Marchés Financiers.

Both documents are available for downloading from our corporate website. You may also request hard copies at our toll-free number (0 800 424 091).

 

11. Which share price should I list on my French wealth tax (ISF) declaration? ?

The French wealth tax (ISF) takes into account listed shares based on either:

  • The closing price on the last trading day of the year; or
  • The average closing price of the last 30 trading days of the year.

Taxpayers may choose the option that results in the lowest tax for their portfolio.

 

 

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