Air Liquide’s Combined General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 3:00 P.M. (Paris time), on first calling, at Paris Innovation Campus, 1, Chemin de la porte des loges, Les Loges-en-Josas (78), France. In order to protect the health and safety of its employees and shareholders, and as contemplated in the notice convening the General Meeting published in the French official gazette (Bulletin des Annonces Légales Obligatoires – BALO) on March 24, 2021, Air Liquide’s Combined General Meeting will be held behind closed doors.
Ordinance No. 2020-321 published on March 25, 2020, as amended by Ordinance No. 2020-1497 of December 2, 2020 and Decree No. 2021-255 of March 9, 2021 modifies indeed the rules for the holding of 2021 General Meetings as a result of the covid-19 outbreak and authorizes General Meetings to be held without members and other persons eligible to attend being present (behind closed doors).
Shareholders will be invited to follow the Meeting live online (a). To maintain the dialog with shareholders, to which the Group is particularly attached, shareholders will be able (b):
Questions on topics which could not be covered at the Meeting will be answered thematically, as soon as practicable after the Meeting and published on the General Meeting page at www.airliquide.com.
Shareholders are informed that adaptations of the voting conditions will be necessary. Considering that the Meeting will be held behind closed doors, no admission cards will be issued and proxies to third parties shall be processed according to the conditions described on the Company’s website. Votes on the resolutions and proxies to the Chairman shall be managed as usual.
For the most up-to-date information, shareholders are invited to regularly consult the General Meeting page (https://www.airliquide.com/shareholders/2021-annual-general-meeting) which will be updated whenever necessary, since the modalities described above may be modified. The agenda, along with the various documents relating to this Meeting, may also be consulted on this page.
(a) Subject to any technical reasons which may prevent or seriously disrupt the webcast.
(b) There is no legal framework for questions asked in this way, which notably do not come within the legal rules governing written questions sent to the Company before the General Meeting nor those governing debates.