Shareholder services - Registered shares

What are the benefits of owning registered shared? How to transfer Sodexo shares?

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Registered shares

The shares are registered directly and solely on the books of the issuing company, which enables the company to provide shareholders with a personal service and to offer them specific benefits:

  • an exoneration from custodianship and management fees (for pure registered shares only);

  • personalized information on all financial transactions;

  • access to information in connection with the management of shares provided by Société Générale:

    Société Générale Nantes (France): + 33 (0) 2 51 85 67 89
    Société Générale website:
    Or Sodexo: + 33 (0) 2 51 85 67 89

  • the possibility to attend the General Meeting with a minimum of formalities;

  • double voting rights and, effective for 2014, a dividend premium of 10% (1) for shares held more than four years and limited to 0.5% of issued capital per shareholder.

(1) Sodexo’s fiscal year starts on September 1 of each year. The first dividend premium payment has been done in February 2014 for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2013 for shareholders who held registered shares (pure or administrated) since August 31, 2009.

Reference date for registration of shares to qualify for the dividend premiumRight to dividend premium on dividend for the fiscal year ended:
Dividend premium of 10% earned if the shares are registered continuously since at least the reference date up until the dividend payment date*:
ISIN codes for managing registered shares 
August 31, 2010August 31, 2014February 2015FR0011532431**
August 31, 2011August 31, 2015February 2016FR0011071893
August 31, 2012August 31, 2016February 2017FR0011285121
August 31, 2013August 31, 2017February 2018FR0011532415
August 31, 2014August 31, 2018February 2019FR0012033199

*Dates provided for indicative purposes only and are subject to the decision to pay a dividend as adopted by the Annual Shareholders' Meeting.

**Shares registered before 01/09/2010: these shares are registered under the code FR0011532431 (which benefits from the 10% dividend premium). For shares registered between 01/09/2009 and 31/08/2010: on September 1, 2014 Euroclear proceeded to merge shares held under the code “FR0011071885 -SODEXO ACTIONS PRIME DE FIDELITE 2015” into the premium code FR0011532431 (which will benefit from the 10% dividend premium for the February 2015 payment of dividend).

How to transfer Sodexo shares

To transform your Sodexo shares into registered and managed shares, simply send a written request to your financial intermediary. In order to facilitate this procedure, you may download the form.

Your financial intermediary will then take the appropriate steps with Société Générale. Once Société Générale receives and acknowledges your application, the shareholding unit will send you a registration note and will become your sole point of contact in respect of the shares involved.