Sopra Steria - 2020 Universal registration document
7 SHARE OWNERSHIP STRUCTURE Employee share ownership
Employee share ownership 3. At 31 December 2020, all the holdings managed on behalf of employees accounted for 6.3% of the share capital (1,297,939 shares) and 8.4% of voting rights. The holdings managed on behalf of corporate mutual funds (FCPEs) and share incentive plans (SIPs) in the United Kingdom made up 5.2% of the share capital (1,068,079 shares) and 7.6% of voting rights. They arose in particular from: the 2016, 2017 and 2018 We share employee share ownership p plans and the Sopra Group free share allotment plan of 2012, accounting for 562,231 shares;
the 2014 merger with Groupe Steria and the tendering by the p FCPE Groupe Steriactions and Steriashares corporate mutual funds of all their Groupe Steria shares to the public exchange offer, accounting for 369,581 shares; the SIPs in the United Kingdom, accounting for 136,267 shares. p The shares held by UK trusts, namely SSET and XEBT, for the benefit of employees in the UK and India, accounting for 1.1% of the share capital (229,860 shares) and 0.9% of the voting rights. In 2020, the shares held by these trusts were used to make matching contributions to the SIPs.
Voting rights 4. At 31 December 2020, the total number of voting rights that could be exercised was 26,583,239 and the total number of theoretical voting rights was 26,630,051. In accordance with the decision made at the Combined General Meeting of 27 June 2014, double voting rights were introduced on
7 July 2014 for all fully paid-up shares held in registered form in the same shareholder’s name for at least two years. At 31 December 2020, 6,082,350 shares (representing 29.6% of the share capital) held double voting rights.
Threshold crossings 5.
In 2020, no statutory shareholding thresholds were crossed that required a report to be filed with the Autorité des Marchés Financiers.
Crossing of threshold(s) in voting rights
% voting rights held
Shareholder(s) having crossed the threshold(s)
Crossing of threshold(s) in capital
% of capital held
Number of voting rights
Date threshold(s) crossed
Number of shares
Article 30 of the Company’s Articles of Association states that the “Rights to shareholder information – Disclosure obligations” “All shareholders are entitled to obtain the documents necessary to enable them to make informed decisions regarding the management and operations of the Company. The documentation required and its availability to shareholders is established by law and in regulations.
Any shareholder who holds more than 3% or more than 4% of the Company’s capital shall inform the Company in the same manner and based on the same methods of calculation as required with respect to legal thresholds.”
SOPRA STERIA UNIVERSAL REGISTRATION DOCUMENT 2020
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