You need just one share to become a Veolia Environnement shareholder and to have access to all the rights granted to shareholders in law and by the company's articles of association.
When you become a VE shareholder, you become the owner of a portion of its capital. As at 31 December 2008, VE’s capital stock consisted of 472,5 million shares with a face value of EUR 5, representing a total of EUR 2,36 billion.
As a co-owner of the company, you, as a shareholder, are involved in its development, but also in its risks. These are, however, limited to the amount of your share in the capital, whatever the debts contracted by the company: this is one of the basic tenets of public limited companies.
|Pure registered||Administered registered||Bearer|
|Place of custody||Société Générale de Nantes.||Your financial intermediary.|
|Administration and custodial expenses||No charge for custody and basic administration.||Variable depending on your financial intermediary's scale of charges.|
|Information concerning Veolia Environnement||You receive all company documents published for the information of individual shareholders.||Documents sent on request only.|
|Notice to attend shareholders' meetings||Notices of Meetings are automatically sent to you by mail.||Contact your financial intermediary.|
|Admission to shareholders' meetings||On presentation of your ticket of admission or proof of identity.||On presentation of your ticket of admission or certificate of participation.|
|Share purchase and sale orders||To be transmitted toSociété Générale Nantes.||To be transmitted to your financial intermediary.|
|Annual tax returns||SG Nantes will send you a special Veolia Environnement tax form to allow you to report dividends received. Ditto for capital gains.||Your financial intermediary will send you a tax form listing all transactions carried out on your shareholding account in the course of the year elapsed. Ditto for capital gains.|
|Registration in a PEA French equity savings plan||Impossible. Applies solely to residents in France. Not advised due to complexity of French regulations.||Possible.||Yes.|