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Shareholders' meeting 2021 on June 25

The Annual Shareholders’ Meeting of Bureau Veritas was held at 3 p.m. on June 25, 2021 at Studio Sonacom, 32 avenue Charles de Gaulles, 92200 Neuilly-sur-Seine (France), from where the Shareholders’ Meeting was broadcast live.

Given the unique circumstances relating to Covid-19 and in accordance with government restrictions aiming to limit the spread of the virus, the Board of Directors has decided that the Combined Shareholders’ Meeting will take place behind closed doors, without the physical presence of the shareholders, to avoid exposing them to health risks and to guarantee equal access to the Meeting.

This decision was made in accordance with Ministerial Order 2020-321 of March 25, 2020 amending the rules governing shareholder meetings due to the Covid-19 pandemic, extended and amended by Ministerial Order 2020-1497 of December 2, 2020, Decree no. 2020-418 of April 10, 2020, extended and amended by Decree no. 2020-1614 of December 18, 2020 and Decree no. 2021-255 of March 9, 2021.

Accordingly, no admissions cards will be issued and shareholders are invited to cast their votes by post or online or by giving proxy to the Chairman, as proposed in this Notice of Meeting. Shareholders are advised to send back their voting forms as early as possible or to use electronic and online voting methods, in line with the guidance set out below.

Steps will be taken to ensure that shareholders are able to follow the Shareholders’ Meeting live via a webcast accessible from this page.

Shareholders are invited to visit this page regularly for more information on the organization of the 2021 Shareholders’ Meeting.

The scrutineers appointed among the shareholders:

Eufor represented by Jérôme Michiels
and Lazard Frères Gestion represented by Régis Bégué

important dates

VOTACCESS opening date Monday, June 7, 2021
VOTACCESS closing date Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 3pm (Paris time)
Deadline for returning the voting form Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at midnight (Paris time)

* consult the Notice of Meeting booklet below to see the terms and conditions.

CONTACTS

Change instructions
(registered shareholders)
paris.bp2s.france.cts.mandats@bnpparibas.com
Give a mandate paris.bp2s.france.cts.mandats@bnpparibas.com
Contact Shareholders Services 0800 434 241 (France only)
Asking questions about the organization
of the Meeting
ag2021@bureauveritas.com
Address a writing question
(June 23, 2021 at midnight - Paris time)
ag2021@bureauveritas.com
Contact the Company's registry manager BNP Paribas Securities Services – Service Assemblées
Générales – CTO Assemblées Générales – Grands
Moulins de Pantin – 9, rue du Débarcadère – 93761
Pantin Cedex.
Planetshares (Votaccess) access https://planetshares.bnpparibas.com
In case of loss of Planetshares/ Votaccess
access code
01 55 77 40 57 / 01 58 16 11 64 / 0 826 109 119

INFORMATION REGARDING BUREAU VERITAS SHAREHOLDERS' MEETING TO BE HELD ON JUNE 25, 2021

1. "NOTICE OF MEETING" PUBLISHED IN THE BALO (FRENCH)

Download the document published on May 19, 2021 in the BALO n°60 (in French)
Download the document published on June 7, 2021 in the BALO n°68 (in French)

2. PRESS RELEASES

Download the Press release of the preparatory documents for the Combined Shareholder Meeting of June 25 2021

3. "NOTICE OF MEETING" OF THE SHAREHOLDERS' MEETING INCLUDING:

  • Agenda of the Combined Shareholders' Meeting
  • Governance
  • Information on Directors whose renewal and ratification of co-option is submitted for approval to the Combined Shareholders' Meeting
  • Summary of the situation of the Company and the Group
  • Board of Directors’ Report to the Combined Shareholders’ Meeting
  • Draft resolutions
  • Documents and information request form

Download the free translation of the 2021 Notice of Meeting
Download the additional information on the Notice of Meeting (resolutions 13 and 16)

4. 2020 UNIVERSAL REGISTRATION DOCUMENT INCLUDING:

  • 2020 Consolidated financial statements (including notes)
  • 2020 Statutory financial statements (including notes)
  • Management report of the Board of Directors
  • Board of Directors' report on corporate governance including report on compensation of Corporate officers
  • List of Directors and list of their positions
  • Summary table of financial delegations

    o Information relating to the fees paid during the 2020 financial year to the statutory auditors;

    o Information relating to the description of the share buyback program;
  • List of subsidiaries and other equity participations
  • Statutory Auditors' reports on the statutory financial statements and consolidated financial statements
  • Statutory Auditors' special report on related-party agreements and commitments
  • Social, societal and environmental information constituting the Extra-Financial Performance Declaration

Download The 2020 Universal Registration Document

5. REPORT ON COMPENSATION OF CORPORATE OFFICERS

Download the Report 2020 URD Extract Chap.3.6

6. VOTING FORM

Download the Voting form

7. TOTAL NUMBERS OF SHARES AND VOTING RIGHTS OF THE COMPANY AT MAY 19, 2021

Download the Number of shares and voting rights as at May 19 2021

8. SPECIAL REPORTS OF THE STATUTORY AUDITORS

Download the Special reports of the statutory Auditors in French

9. SLIDESHOW PRESENTED DURING THE SHAREHOLDERS' MEETING OF JUNE 25, 2021

Download the slideshow (in french)

10. SUMMARY/MINUTES OF THE SHAREHOLDERS' MEETING OF JUNE 25, 2021

11. RESULTS OF THE VOTE ON THE RESOLUTIONS SUBMITTED TO THE SHAREHOLDERS' MEETING OF JUNE 25, 2021

Download the results of the votes