The SUEZ Group s very diverse shareholders are characterised by their long-term confidence, which makes them a strength for the Group s development strategy.
Constant support from strategic shareholders
The Group s long-term shareholders ENGIE, the major shareholder, Criteria Caixa and the Caltagirone Group hold 41.5% of the Group s capital in total. They have demonstrated their confidence in the Group s development strategy since its creation, as shown by their unanimous agreement for the capital increase carried out in 2017 as part of the acquisition of GE Water Process and Technologies. The SUEZ stock exchange listing also gives the Group increased visibility and direct access to the financial markets.
Employees, the Group s third-largest shareholder
Since its initial public offering in 2008, the company has prioritised employee shareholding, both as a way to involve the Group s employees in its business development plans over the long term and to reach a proportion of share capital held by employees of 5%. On 31 December 2018, the employee shareholding represented 3.73% of the capital.
Individual shareholders attentive to the Group s global performance
Individual SUEZ shareholders are regularly invited to express what they think about the Group s strategy through online surveys and consultative panels organised via the Shareholders Club: in 2018, 63% considered that SUEZ s reputation in the field of sustainable resource management had influenced their investment decision.
Significant capital held by SRI funds
The shareholding study carried out in October 2018 by SUEZ confirmed its position among the leading French companies with stakes owned by SRI funds, which represent 9.3% of the Group s shares, nearly 20% of its institutional shareholding.
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