Become a shareholder

To become a Safran shareholder you first of all need to hold a share account with a bank or broker who will place the buy order on your behalf as you cannot purchase the shares directly on the market.

How the shares may be held

You may choose to hold your shares in either registered or bearer form. :

  • Bearer shares
  • Registered shares held in an account managed on behalf of the Company
  • Registered shares held in an account managed by a bank or broker of your choice

Registering your shares

  • In an account managed on behalf of the Company
  • In an account managed by a bank or broker

Registering your shares

  • See the table

 

How the shares may be held
You may choose to hold your shares in either registered or bearer form.

  • Bearer shares

Bearer shares are held in a share account with a bank or broker of your choice. All transactions relating to Safran shares are recorded in this account, including purchases, sales and dividends. Management fees are payable on bearer shares.

  • Registered shares held in an account managed on behalf of the Company

These shares are registered with Safran and placed in an account in your name with BNP Paribas Securities Services which manages the shares on the Company's behalf. No management fees are payable.

  • Registered shares held in an account managed by a bank or broker of your choice

These shares are registered with Safran but are managed by your bank or broker through a special purpose account. You will have to pay management fees for this service.

Registering your shares

  • in an account managed on behalf of the Company

If you wish to hold registered shares in an account managed on behalf of the Company you should complete the form below and send it to your bank or broker who will transfer the shares to BNP Paribas Securities Services.

Download the form (french only)

Your bank or broker will generally charge a fee for this transaction.

  • In an account managed by a bank or broker

If you wish to hold registered shares in an account managed by a bank or broker of your choice you need to contact that bank or broker.

Summary of shareholding methods

  Bearer shares Registered shares
held in an account managed by your bank or broker held in an account managed on behalf of Safran
Custodial institution Your bank or broker
Safran will not be informed of your name
Your bank or broker
Safran will be informed of your name
BNP Paribas Securities Services
Safran will be informed of your name
Management fees You pay the management fees based on rates set by your bank or broker Management fees are paid by Safran
Buy and sell orders Sent to your bank or broker Sent to BNP Paribas Securities Services
Tax return Your bank or broker will send you a fiscal summary (IFU) that includes all movements in your share account BNP Paribas Securities Services will send you a fiscal summary (IFU) setting out all transactions concerning Safran shares
Notices of Shareholders' Meetings You need to ask your bank or broker to send you Notices of Meetings Directement envoyée à votre domicile
To participate in Shareholders' Meetings You need to show an admittance card or a certificate from your bank or broker stating that the shares are recorded in your account, as well as proof of identity You simply need to show your admittance card or proof of identity.
Voting rights One vote per share Shares registered in the name of the same holder for at least two years carry double voting rights