Becoming a shareholder
Find out how to become a Pernod Ricard Group shareholder.
Becoming a Pernod Ricard shareholder means taking a stake in the Group’s capital and having rights to:
- information: Pernod Ricard offers several publications to its shareholders, including sales figures, financial results, the Entreprendre magazine and, for members of Club Premium, the Premium Newsletter.
- participate in the company’s management: This right is exercised directly during the Group’s Annual General Meeting of shareholders.
- share in the profits generated by the Group in the form of dividends.
YOU ARE NOT YET A SHAREHOLDER AND YOU WOULD LIKE TO HOLD “REGISTERED” SHARES
Shares are considered “registered” when the name of the shareholder is known by the issuing company. These shares may be held as:
”Direct registered” shares
Your Pernod Ricard shares are registered directly in the Company’s share registry and managed by Société Générale, as authorised by Pernod Ricard.
- no service charges or running costs,
- personal invitation to attend Annual General Meetings. Registered shareholders receive personal invitations to Annual Meetings. They are listed on the attendance rolls and do not need to have their shares certified. To attend the Annual General Meeting, they simply request an admission card.
Becoming a “direct registered” shareholder in 5 steps:
- Contact Société Générale Securities Services by phone:
- 02 51 85 67 89
- +33 (0)2 51 85 67 89 for calls from outside France.
- The bank will send to you by post:
- the “Direct-Registered” Share Account Agreement, required for new shareholders
- a share purchase order form
”Intermediary registered” shares
“Intermediary registered” shares refer to those registered in the company’s share registry but held by your financial agent, who manages the account on your behalf and remains your contact.
Under the terms of this arrangement, shareholders are required to pay any service charges levied by their bank. “Intermediary registered” shareholders are invited to Annual General Meetings in the same manner as “registered” shareholders.
HOLDING “BEARER” SHARES
”Bearer” shares are those held by the financial agent who manages your account. Bearer shareholders are not known by name to Pernod Ricard, they may buy or sell shares on the stock market through their financial agent, bank or brokerage firm.