Availability of documents and information for the Combined Ordinary and
Extraordinary Shareholders' meeting of April 29, 2021
Accor SA (the "Company"), whose shares are listed on Euronext Paris, announces
that its Combined Ordinary and Extraordinary Shareholders' meeting will take
place on Thursday, April 29, 2021, at 10:00 a.m., at its headquarters in
How to participate?
It is reminded that the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, as
authorized by the Board of Directors, decided that exceptionally, the Annual
Shareholders' Meeting will be held "behind closed doors" without the physical
presence of shareholders and other persons having the rights to attend, in
order to be compliant with the administrative measures prohibiting or limiting
movement or public meetings for health reasons.
Indeed, the lockdown measures and movement restrictions currently in force
prevent the physical presence at the Annual Shareholders' Meeting of its
members. Moreover, if these measures were lifted on the date of the
Shareholders' Meeting, the capacity of the meeting room (auditorium) at the
Company's headquarters (being the place chosen for holding the Shareholders'
Meeting) would not allow the number of potential participants to be
accommodated in compliance with the sanitary and social distancing measures
referred to in the aforementioned regulations.
The terms and conditions governing participation in the Annual Shareholders'
Meeting, presented in the 2021 Notice of Meeting available on the Company's
website (group.accor.com), therefore take the exceptional situation linked to
the current health crisis into account and, in particular, the provisions of
French Order No. 2020-321 of March 25, 2020 (as extended and amended by French
Order No. 2020-1497 of December 2, 2020 and French Decree No. 2021-255 of March
9, 2021) and French Decree No. 2020-418 of April 10, 2020 (as extended and
amended by French Decrees No. 2020-1614 of December 18, 2020 and No. 2021-255
of March 9, 2021).
The Annual Shareholders' Meeting will be broadcast live on the Company's
website and the webcast will also be available within the timeframe provided by
regulations. It should be noted that shareholders will not be able to vote live
or express themselves by audio or video conference call due to the technical
impossibility of identifying them.
Shareholders are reminded that, as a consequence, they may only exercise their
right to vote remotely and prior to the Shareholders' Meeting. The
Shareholders' Meeting being held behind closed doors, it will not be possible
for shareholders to propose new resolutions or amendments to resolutions on the
agenda during the Meeting.
However, shareholders may ask their questions on April 29, 2021, during the
Shareholders' Meeting through the live chat, which will be active in the
Meeting Webcast and accessible via the Company's website. Questions will be
answered within the given timeframe.
Documents relating to the Shareholders' Meeting
The agenda, the draft resolutions as well as the main terms and conditions for
participating and voting at the Shareholders' Meeting to be held on April 29,
2021 are included in a preliminary notice of meeting (avis de réunion)
published in the Bulletin des Annonces Légales Obligatoires (BALO) on March
31, 2021 (Bulletin No. 39)(1) and in a convening notice of meeting (avis de
convocation), to be published in the BALO on April 12, 2021 (Bulletin No.
The preparatory documents and information relating to the Combined Ordinary and
Extraordinary Shareholders' meeting will be made available or communicated to
shareholders in accordance with the applicable regulations and health measures.
In particular, the documents and information referred to in Article R. 22-10-23
of the French Commercial Code will be posted, at the latest on the twenty-first
day preceding the meeting, on the Company's website: group.accor.com, where
they are mainly grouped in (i) the 2021 Notice of Meeting and (ii) the 2020
Universal Registration Document.
Shareholders may ask the Company to provide them the documents and information
relating to the Shareholders' Meeting by simple request to the following email
address: email@example.com, accompanied, for holders of bearer
shares, by a certificate of share ownership (attestation de participation)
issued by the intermediary managing their shares and confirming their capacity
More generally, the Company encourages shareholders to use electronic means for
Composition of the Office (Bureau) of the Shareholders' Meeting
In accordance with the provisions of the French Decree No. 2020-418 of April
10, 2020 (as amended by French Decree No. 2020-1614 of December 18, 2020 and
extended by French Decree No. 2021-255 of March 9, 2021), the Company informs
its shareholders of the composition of the Office (Bureau) of the Meeting:
- Mr. Sébastien Bazin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, will act as
Chairman of the Meeting;
- Kingdom Hotels (Europe) and Qatar Investment Authority, two of the ten
shareholders who, to the Company's knowledge at the date of the convening of
the Meeting, had the largest number of voting rights, will act as Scrutineers;
- Mrs Besma Boumaza, Group General Counsel and Board Secretary, will act as
Secretary of the Meeting.
(1) It is specified that the notice of meeting published in the BALO on March
31, 2021 (Bulletin No. 39) is an update to the notice of meeting initially
published in the BALO on March 19, 2021 (Bulletin No. 34).
Accor is a world-leading augmented hospitality group offering unique
experiences in 5,000 hotels and residences across 110 destinations. The Group
has been acquiring hospitality expertise for more than 50 years, resulting in
an unrivaled portfolio of brands, from luxury to economy, supported by one of
the most attractive loyalty programs in the world.
Beyond accommodation, Accor enables new ways to live, work, and play, by
blending food and beverage with nightlife, wellbeing, and co-working. It also
offers digital solutions that maximize distribution, optimize hotel operations
and enhance the customer experience.
Accor is deeply committed to sustainable value creation and plays an active
role in giving back to planet and community via its Planet 21 - Acting Here
program and the Accor Solidarity endowment fund, which gives disadvantaged
groups access to employment through professional training.
Accor SA is publicly listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN code:
FR0000120404) and on the OTC Market (Ticker: ACRFY) in the United States. For
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