Dear current and future shareholders, below we have addressed some of the most frequently asked questions about the forms in which McPhy shares can be held.
How to acquire McPhy share?
Contact your financial intermediary custodian (bank, asset manager, brokerage firm, online broker, etc.).
In what forms can McPhy shares be held?
- Bearer shares: the most common method. Shares held in your share account, PEA savings plan, or PEA-PME investment scheme are registered on the books of your financial intermediary (bank, asset manager, brokerage firm, online broker, etc.), who operates a custodian account and may charge custody fees.
- Registered shares: there are two forms of registered shares. In both cases, your name and contact details appear in the McPhy share register, so that you can receive your notification to attend the General Meeting.
- Direct registered shares: the shares are recorded in the McPhy share register and administered by McPhy.
- Indirect registered shares: shares are held in your share account, PEA savings plan, or PEA-PME investment scheme are registered on the books of your financial intermediary (bank, asset manager, brokerage firm, online broker, etc.), who operates a custodian account and may charge custody fees.
What benefits and drawbacks are there to bearer shares?
Bearer shares are preferred by shareholders with a short or medium-term investment focus.
You may be charges custody fees by your financial intermediary.
To attend the General Meeting, you will need to request an admission card from your financial intermediary, as they will send your certificate of share ownership to the entity responsible for organizing the Meeting. You will therefore be recorded on the attendance roll.
To vote by post for the General Meeting, you will need to download the form provided on the McPhy website in the Shareholder General Meeting section, complete it and forward it to your financial intermediary. They will send your voting form and certificate of share ownership to the entity responsible for organizing the Meeting, which will record your voting instructions.
What benefits are there to directly registered shares?
Direct registered or administered shares are preferred by shareholders with a longer-term investment focus and intent on a “preferred” relationship with McPhy.
Access to Shareholder General Meetings is made easier as the notification is sent to you directly.
However, owning directly registered shares implies having several accounts, different intermediaries for trading shares and as many annual tax declarations as there are companies whose shares you own.
How do I switch form?
To switch from bearer form to directly registered or administered form, simply complete the appropriate form and ask your financial intermediary to forward it to our intermediary.