Fiscal 2020 Universal Registration Document

6. Shareholders and share capital

6.2.2 Universal Registration Document (URD)

According to the new Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 in force since July 21, 2019 and its Delegated Regulation 2019/980, Sodexo publishes a Universal Registration Document.

This Universal Registration Document aims to enhance shareholder and investor understanding of the risk factors, overall strategy and extra-financial aspects.

The Universal Registration Document is filed each year with the French securities regulator (Autorité des marchés financiers – AMF) in accordance with its General Regulation. The French-language document can be consulted on the AMF website ( It is also available, along with the English version, at

An interactive and accessible version of the Universal Registration Document in French and English is also available on the Group’s website to facilitate reading, particularly for those that are visually impaired.

6.2.3 Annual Shareholders Meeting

The Annual Shareholders Meeting is announced in official notices published in the press, in the BALO (Bulletin des annonces légales obligatoires) in France and on the Group’s website, at

The notice of meeting is available in French and English at least 15 days before the meeting, and usually well before. It is sent to all registered shareholders, and to other shareholders upon request. It is also available at

A live webcast of the Sodexo Annual Shareholders Meeting is broadcast on our website, enabling shareholders who cannot attend in person to ask questions and follow the voting on resolutions. The webcast of the last Annual Shareholders Meeting has been archived and is available on the Sodexo website.

6.2.4 Regular meetings and ongoing dialogue

Sodexo is committed to genuine dialogue with its shareholders and with the broader financial community.

In order to ensure that the figures it releases each quarter are fully understood, the Group organizes conference calls led by the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer. In addition, a program of regular meetings with investors and analysts is put in place each year, with the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer holding sessions in Europe (in particular in Paris, London and Frankfurt) and also in the United States and Canada. These events create opportunities for more informal dialogue.

Themed briefings are also held periodically to give investors and analysts insight into front-line operations.

Sodexo also regularly participates in industry presentations and conferences organized by brokerage firms in France and abroad.

Lastly, the Financial Communications Department is always available to answer questions from analysts and investors.

On September 6, 2018, the Group organized its first Capital Markets Day in nine years. The event was held at the Yachts de Paris, on the banks of the Seine, with presentations on the strategy of the Group and its various activities including a presentation by Sophie Bellon of her vision on the Group. All the members of the Executive Committee, some representatives from other departments and the Chairwoman of the Board were present throughout the day. More than 90 investors, analysts, bankers and financial journalists attended the event.

The most recent Investor Day took place on November 2, 2020, it was completely virtual in the context of sanitary restrictions. All plenary presentations, recordings and transcripts are available on the website:

6.2.5 The Shareholders Club

Sodexo launched its Shareholders Club on October 3, 2019 with the objective to strengthen the personal link between the Company and its shareholders, provide a direct flow of information on Sodexo and its services and provide a dedicated forum for discussion. To become a member, simply fill out the form available on, in the shareholders section. The events that were planned for the year have been delayed due to the sanitary crisis.