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Vivendi pioneers Votacess use

VotacessAt a time when many shareholders have computers connected to the Internet, place their stock exchange orders online and keep abreast of the companies in which they own stock via corporate websites, five major corporations, including Vivendi, gave their registered and bearer shareholders an opportunity this year to vote online via respectively Gisproxy and Votaccess.

The new platform Votaccess is a real success for individual shareholders : the can participate easily and so highly to the annual meeting’s resolutions votes and to access directly at all company information  (the documents relative to the annual meeting of each company affiliate to Votaccess is available on Votaccess).

The first online voting platforms prior to the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting were set up in the early 2000s, at first for registered shareholders. This system was slow to gain acceptance, and online voting only really began to take off in 2009 when e-notification was made available along with e-proxy voting.

A forerunner in this regard, Vivendi participated to the workshop groups relative to this working and introduced e-proxy voting for registered shareholders and e-notification (notice of the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting sent out via the Internet) in 2011.

In 2012, 3 500 Vivendi shareholders received e-notices and more than 500 used the Votaccess platform.

This year, only shareholders whose banks proposed Votaccess can use this service (all the bank are not affiliated with or connected yet to Votaccess). Moreover, there is no additional cost for the service for shareholders who already subscribe to online banking services.

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