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This website is published by Societe Generale.

Société Anonyme with a capital stock of € 1,066,714,367.50 as of August 1st, 2019
Paris Trade Register No. 552 120 222 APE No.: 651C Registered Office: 29 Boulevard Haussmann 75009 Paris VAT No: FR 27 552 120 222

Mr Frédéric OUDEA, Chief Executive Officer
Publication Manager: Mr Richard ROGER
Contact: click on "Contact us" at the bottom of your screen
This website is hosted on Societe Generale’s own servers.

This website is governed by French law.

In case of translation, the French version of this legal information prevails.

Site purpose

Through its department Societe Generale Securities Services, Societe Generale provides to issuers and to employers registrar services (registered share accounts) and employee benefits plans administration services(employee shareholders, stock options, free share allocation, etc.) and where applicable, custody services of the corresponding securities.

Within this context, Societe Generale provides its issuers and/or employers with access to the Sharinbox website.

In addition, under the mandates granted by such issuers and/or employers, Societe Generale may also provide access to these websites:

  • to the holders of a registered share account, so that they may view the balance of their share account and, where applicable, issue instructions;
  • and to the beneficiaries of an employee benefits plan, so that they may view the balance of their rights and, where applicable, issue instructions.

Professional regulations

Societe Generale is a credit institution under French law, authorised by the ACPR, controlled by the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) and under the prudential supervision of the European Central Bank (ECB). In its capacity as a credit institution authorised for the provision of investment services, Societe Generale is authorised to carry out all banking transactions and to provide all investment services except for the investment service relating to operation of a multilateral trading system or an organised trading system.

Contents of this website

Societe Generale shall make his best efforts to ensure that the information displayed on this website is accurate and up-to-date; Societe Generale reserves his right to amend the content of this website at any time, without prior notice. However, Societe Generale is not able to guarantee that the information herein is complete or that it will not be modified by a third party (for example in the event that this website was infected by, particularly but not limited to, any kind of malware, in spite of all the precautions taken by Societe Generale). Exchange rates presented on the website are for informative purpose only; Societe Generale is not responsible for any inaccuracies. Societe Generale and the contributors hereby disclaim any and all direct or indirect liability related to or caused by any delay, error or omission in the contents of this website, as well as from the use, the interruption or non-availability of this website. Atherefore, Societe Generale and the contributors shall not be held liable for any indirect consequential loss or damage, including, but not limited to: (i) any damage or loss arising from any transaction carried out on the basis of the information herein; (ii) any loss of profit, loss of business, or any other loss arising from an interruption to the service; or, (iii) the increase of the fees or charges for accessing and processing the information.

In addition, Societe Generale disclaims any liability in the event of difficulty or impossibility of accessing the site due to an internet connection problem. Societe Generale shall not be held liable in the event of indirect damage such as, but not limited to, losses resulting from transactions carried out on the basis of such information appearing on the website, loss of profit, loss of business, loss arising from an interruption to the service, or due to an internet connection problem.

Information about Financial Instruments

Any information appearing on this website concerning financial instruments is provided as a guide and cannot be construed as a solicitation or an offer to buy or sell any financial instrument or as a substitute of any kind whatsoever for advice or recommendation relating to financial, legal, tax or other instruments.

When simulated past performance or past performance are presented, the relevant data pertaining to past periods are not a reliable indicator of future results. This applies even to the evolution of historical market data. When simulations of future performance are presented, the data for these performances are only predictions and are not a reliable indicator of future performance of the product. In addition, when past performance or simulated past performance are based on data expressed in a currency other than that of the State of the investor, the potential gains can increase or decrease based on changes exchange rate. Finally, when past performance or simulated performance (whether past or future) are presented, any gains can also be reduced by the effect of commissions, fees or other charges incurred by the investor.

Should you wish to obtain any of the products or services displayed herein, please contact Societe Generale to obtain information on the availability, contractual terms, conditions and prices.

Providing electronic statements

The holder of registered accounts can get their statements and transaction notices in electronic format by signing up for this service on the website, under “Online statements”, accessible once the accountholder has logged on.

The accountholder can also sign up for statements and transaction notices in electronic format, at the express request of the issuer, with Societe Generale Securities Services. In this case, only the salaried accountholder with a valid email address communicated to Societe Generale Securities Services will be affected by this change of format. They will be notified beforehand by the issuer of signing up by default for the electronic format option, and will be reminded that they may, at any time, change the way these documents are sent, by selecting the paper format option directly on the Sharinbox website or by contacting Societe Generale.

The accountholder will be notified by email when a new notice is available. Notices are kept on Sharinbox for ten years from availability to the accountholder, unless the account is closed.

The accountholder has the option of downloading and/or printing statements made available on Sharinbox. The Parties acknowledge that statements made available in PDF format on Sharinbox have the same legal value as paper notices sent by post.

In the event of closure of the registered securities account, the accountholder will no longer be able to access Sharinbox. It is therefore up to them, before said closure, to save or print statements made available on Sharinbox.

Notice concerning the services

The services accessible via this website are provided by Societe Generale (or its subsidiaries) exclusively as part of a mandate entrusted to it by an issuer or an employer (see above "site purpose"). These services shall not, under any circumstances, constitute a public offer or solicitation by Societe Generale to the users of the website. In addition, under the mandate entrusted to it, Societe Generale is not, under any circumstances, authorised to give any advice or recommendation in relation to a financial investment.

  • Notice for non-residents (residents outside France)
    Access to the information and services on this website may be subject to restrictions with regard to certain persons or in certain countries other than France. None of the services or information is intended for a person if they are prohibited by the law in his/her country of origin or in any other country concerning him/her. Prior to using the site and the services, it is the responsibility of any interested party to check with his/her usual advisers that his/her legal and tax status allow him/her to use this website and to benefit from the corresponding services.
  • Notice for "US Person"
    Societe Generale is not registered as a broker-dealer with regard to the US Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "1934 Act") or with regard to any other applicable law in the United States. In addition, the securities which may be mentioned on the website are not, unless expressly mentioned otherwise, registered with the Securities Exchange Commission ("SEC") in the United States.

Consequently, the use of the site and the services or products it contains is not intended for U.S. Persons and may not be used by such persons, except pursuant to an exemption expressly stipulated by the law applicable in the United States. A "US Person" is, in general, any individual residing in the United States or any entity organised or established according to the law applicable in the United States. US citizens who are not on the territory of the United States may also be US Persons in certain conditions.

Where applicable, where the mandate entrusted to Societe Generale by an issuer or an employer implies that it is possible for a holder or an employee which is an US Person to access the website and to use the services, Societe Generale shall exclusively act as a "foreign broker-dealer". Within this context, the holder or the employee expressly recognizes that he/she will access and use the site and the services at his/her own initiative and without any prior solicitation by Societe Generale. Societe Generale can therefore legitimately rely on the registration exemption which is applicable to "unsolicited transactions" (Rule 15a-6, 1934 Act).

Intellectual Property

This entire website and each of its elements taken separately is governed by French and international legislation on copyright, trademark and database rights and intellectual property in general, both as they are applicable to its form (editorial choices, layout, topics, means for accessing data, display, etc.), and to its content (text, images, videos, etc. ).

Any reproduction, representation, circulation or recirculation, in all or in part, of the content of said website on any medium or by any process whatsoever (in particular by means of caching, framing), as well as any sale, resale, retransmission or other method of making it available in any manner whatsoever to third parties is prohibited without prior and express authorisation of the publishing director. Failure to comply with said prohibition shall constitute an act of counterfeiting likely to involve the civil liability and criminal responsibility of the counterfeiter.

Only hard copy reproduction is authorised but under strict conditions of use, strictly for personal purposes, with complete respect for the integrity of the reproduced documents, or with the inclusion of a brief, clear and legible mention of the source, for example in the form "Extract taken from www.sharinbox.societegenerale.com. All rights reserved by the Societe Generale group." The trademarks mentioned on the site are registered: reproduction or use, of any kind, is forbidden.

Hypertext link

Societe Generale is not responsible for hypertext links leading to this website.

Privacy

When you visit the website, Societe Generale collects personal data concerning you, in its capacity as data controller, for the correct execution of the services provided and to ensure the security and reliability of the services offered on this website. These personal data are also collected to enable fulfilment with the statutory obligations and where applicable, the tax obligations of Societe Generale, in particular in terms of operational risk management, compliance with rules relating to financial markets, fulfilment of obligations relating to keeping accounts documents, the prevention of fraud or the prevention of money laundering and the financing of terrorism.

These personal data processed for the above purposes is subject to processing. That processing depends on your consent and/or is necessary to provide the services referred to above and/or is in Societe Generale's legitimate interest and/or results from a legal obligation to which Societe Generale is subject.

Furthermore, where information is collected which is not strictly necessary for fulfilling the purposes mentioned above, such information shall be collected with your prior consent. You may withdraw your consent at any time.

Unless provided for otherwise in legislation or regulation, personal data are kept for five years from the end of the transaction or from the end of the relationship.

In order to perform the services provided, personal data may be communicated to its issuers and/or employers under the mandates granted by such issuers and/or employers. It may also be communicated to any service providers chosen for their expertise, as well as to the legal entities of the Societe Generale group, within the limit necessary to achieve the purposes described above.

To achieve those purposes, Societe Generale may be required to transfer such information to its entities, service providers or partners outside the European Economic Area. Such data transfers occur under conditions and guarantees ensuring the protection of your personal data (authorisation from the data protection auhtority, contractual undertaking with the service-providers concerned and/or the Binding Corporate Rules of Societe Generale group).

You have a right of access to your personal data, of correction and deletion, of restriction on processing, along with portability rights, under the conditions provided for in the applicable regulation, which you can exercise by contacting: SGSS-PersonalData@socgen.com

You also have the option of contacting the Societe Generale Data Protection Officer at protection.donnees@socgen.com, and the right to file a complaint with the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL), the supervisory authority responsible for fulfilment of obligations relating to personal data.

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This website is protected by one of the highest levels of technical security, and it is under permanent monitoring.

The algorithms and mechanisms, used to protect your communications with Societe Generale and the information that pertains you, comply with the French regulations in effect.

Refer to the “Configuration and Security” section at the bottom of the site for more information.