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Anaïs Dudout
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Proxy Report - 18/05/2018

According to regulations adopted in 2014, the French State is required to offer 10% of shares it decides to sell in public companies to the employees of these very same companies. Having reduced its stake in Engie, the State is offering 10% of said shares to employees indirectly.

As per resolutions 5 and 6, Engie is requesting authorisation to purchase these shares from the State with the intention of selling them to its employees, at a discount of 20 to 30%. Through such an indirect sale, the State has essentially transferred the costs associated with said discount to the Company, and thereby its shareholders. We regret this course of action.

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Engie

Engie is an industrial group, based in France, active in the fields of gas, electricity, energy services and the environment. Co. is an energy provider across the entire energy chain, in electricity and in natural gas, including: purchase, production and commercialization of natural gas and electricity; transport, distribution, management and development of major natural gas infrastructures; design and commercialization of energy services and environment-related services. Co.'s activities are conducted through five segments: Energy Europe, Energy International, Global Gas and LNG, Infrastructures, and Energy Services.

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