The program is also intended to permit the implementation of any market practices that may be authorized at a future date by the AMF and, generally, the execution of any other transaction that complies with the applicable regulations. In this case, shareholders will be notified by means of a press release.
The transactions provided for pursuant to this resolution may be made by any method, in particular on the stock market or over-the-counter, including through the use of any financial instruments, options or derivatives and by means of block purchases or sales or in any other way. The transactions may take place at any time, subject to the limits authorized by the applicable laws and regulations, other than during a public tender offer for the Company’s shares. In the event of such a public tender offer, unless prior consent is given by a Shareholders Meeting, the Board of Directors may not use this authorization and the Company may not implement any share buyback program from the time when the third party concerned submits the offer until the end of the offer period.
The Shareholders Meeting resolves that the maximum number of shares acquired pursuant to this resolution may not exceed 5% of the Company’s share capital as of the date of this meeting (i.e., as an indication, as of August 31, 2020, a maximum of 7,372,744 shares), it being stipulated that if this authorization is used, the existing number of treasury shares must be taken into account such that the Company does not at any time hold more treasury shares than the legally permitted maximum of 10% of its share capital.
The Shareholders Meeting resolves that the maximum price paid for shares purchased under this resolution may not exceed 90 euro per share. However, the Shareholders Meeting authorizes the Board of Directors to adjust this maximum purchase price in the event of a change in the nominal value of the Company’s shares, a capital increase carried out by capitalizing reserves, a free allocation of shares, a stock split or reverse stock split, the distribution of reserves or any other assets, a redemption of capital, or any other transaction affecting the Company’s capital or equity, in order to take into account the impact of the transaction on the share price.
The Shareholders Meeting resolves that the total amount allocated to the share buyback program may not exceed 663 million euro.
The Shareholders Meeting acknowledges that this authorization is granted for a period of eighteen (18) months as from the date of this meeting and cancels, with effect from this day, any unused portion of any prior authorization granted to the Board of Directors for the same purpose.
Full powers are given to the Board of Directors – or any duly authorized representative of the Board – to decide on and act on the present authorization, to clarify its terms if necessary and determine its specific details, to carry out share purchases and to place stock market orders and enter into agreements, in particular for the keeping of share purchase and sale registers, to allocate or reallocate purchased shares to the desired objectives in accordance with applicable laws and regulations, to establish the procedures necessary to safeguard, should the need arise, the rights of holders of securities or options, in accordance with applicable laws, regulations or contracts, and to make filings and carry out other formalities, and generally do all that is necessary.
The sixteenth resolution is a standard resolution conferring powers to complete all legal formalities and filings relating to the resolutions approved at the Annual Shareholders Meeting.
(POWERS TO CAR RY OUT FORMALITIES)
The Shareholders Meeting confers full powers on the bearer of an original, copy or extract of the minutes of this Shareholders Meeting to carry out all filing and publication formalities required by law.