Annual General Meeting
On 31 March 2020, by audioconference, the Board of directors of Societe Generale decided that the combined (ordinary and extraordinary) General Meeting of 19 May, 2020 will be held at 4.00pm without the physical presence of its shareholders, given the measures limiting public gatherings due to the health status in France.
In the context of this health crisis, Societe Generale will be particularly attentive to the respect of shareholders’ rights and will look after the quality of the shareholder dialogue, in particular via the vote by post or by Internet (VOTACCESS) and the procedure for written questions.
As every year, the General Meeting will be broadcast via this website.
world solidarity programme
Ensuring continued banking services, protecting our staff and supporting our clients
To face the spread of Covid-19, Societe Generale group has been fully engaged all over the world to ensure the continuity of banking services, to protect its staff and to support its clients. From the beginning of the health crisis, in every countries in which the Group operates, exceptional support schemes have been put in place to help mitigate the negative impact on the economies, in close link with the public authorities. Societe Generale teams have been quick to react everywhere, showing their capacity and willingness to back the efforts of public actors and associations to fight against the epidemic.
A donation of €1.5 million to Médecins Sans Frontières
Committed to help fighting the spread of Covid-19 globally, Societe Generale launches a dedicated programme for Africa. Its first step is a donation of €1.5 million to the association Médecins sans Frontières (MSF). For nearly 50 years, MSF has been providing medical assistance to people whose lives or health are threatened, all around the world. In the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, MSF is working in coordination with local health authorities to assess needs and propose appropriate solutions, building on its medical expertise acquired during previous large-scale epidemics. In addition to this donation, the Bank also encourages people to participate individually to this collective action with a donation to MSF.
Mobilized for You
Societe Generale takes action to support clients
Societe Generale is taking action with our teams to support our clients in need and find the best solutions possible under these extenuating circumstances. Our advisors are committed to staying close to their clients and will be available to relay the various measures communicated by national and regional authorities.
1st Quarter 2020 Results
"We are tackling this crisis with insight but confident in the soundness of our business model, the agility of our operational model driven by technological and digital advancements and the robustness of our capital and risk profile.
Beyond our focused adaptation to the immediate impact of the crisis, we are already working on the designs of our next strategic plan 2021-2025 to take into account the new environment post-crisis.”
Frédéric Oudéa, Chief Executive Officer
Each quarter, on the day the Group’s quarterly financial results are published, Societe Generale sends the Shareholders’ Letter newsletter, entitled “Understand our results”.
This publication presents the group’s financial results and latest news including an Editorial by Frédéric Oudéa, Chief Executive Officer, Key Figures and Results in Brief, Expert View, Innovation & Digital, the Group’s ongoing news and more.
Committed to hospitals in their region
To face the spread of Covid-19,Jacquart & Fils is a family business in the Hauts de France region that has been manufacturing mattresses and bedding for the past 70 years. They employ up to 170 members of staff during times of high business activity and in 2019, their 3 factories manufactured more than 380,000 mattresses and box springs for the French market.
A podcast with leaders of committed companies, listen to the interview with Philippe Perrier, head of the Perrier Bottling Machines company which switched from bottling machines to manufacturing disinfectant gel. Our SME client is adapting its business activity in an act of solidarity.
DIGITAL & INNOVATION
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Annual General Meeting and Board of Directors dated 19 May 2020
The combined General Meeting of shareholders of Societe Generale was held on 19 May 2020 at Tours Société Générale - 17 Cours Valmy - La Défense 7, without shareholders or other authorized participants being physically present and was chaired by Mr Lorenzo Bini Smaghi.
Societe Generale finalises the acquisition of Commerzbank's Equity Markets and Commodities activities
Societe Generale announces the finalisation of the acquisition of the Commerzbank’s Equity Markets and Commodities’ (EMC) business with the integration of the exchange-traded investment solutions. It covers the activities of ETF market-making, which consists of ensuring the market liquidity for ETFs issuers and of executing orders for institutional clients, as well as the listed investment products offered to sophisticated retail investors, such as warrants and certificates.