(Overall restriction on the authorisations for issues with the maintaining or suppression of the preferential subscription right)
After having taken note of the report of the Board of Directors, the General Meeting :
- decides to fix at € 1 billion the maximum par value of the immediate and/or later increases in share capital, likely to be made by virtue of the authorisations granted by the twelfth to fifteenth resolutions above, an amount that shall include, if need be, the par value of the additional Ordinary shares to issue in order to ensure the protection of the interests of the holders of securities giving access to the share capital, in accordance with the statutory and regulatory provisions;
- decides to fix at € 10 billion or the equivalent of this amount in the event of an issue in foreign currency or units of account fixed by reference to several currencies, the maximum nominal amount of the debt securities likely to be issued by virtue of the authorisations granted by the twelfth to fifteenth resolutions above.
Presentation of the resolution
Lastly, the shareholders are informed in the eighteenth resolution that the total maximum par value of the increases in share capital that may result, immediately and/or later, from the use of the authorisations, with or without suppression of the preferential subscription right, given by the twelfth to fifteenth resolutions, cannot, whatever the case, exceed € 1 billion (42.2% of the capital).
Similarly, the nominal value of the debt securities likely to be issued by virtue of the above authorisations cannot exceed € 10 billion.