Combined General Meeting on May 4, 2021

Paris, France, February 17, 2021

The Combined General Meeting of Air Liquide will be held in Paris on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, starting at 3 p.m., on first notice, in the Palais des Congrès, 2 place de la Porte Maillot, 75017 Paris, France.

Given the context of the public health crisis linked to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conditions for holding and attending this General Meeting may evolve in accordance with any changes in the public health situation and/or the regulations. Shareholders are invited to consult the section dedicated to the 2021 General Meeting on the Group's website www.airliquide.com on a regular basis.

The preliminary meeting notice was published today in the French legal gazette (BALO - Bulletin des Annonces Légales et Obligatoires). It includes the Meeting agenda, the draft resolutions that the Board of Directors plans to submit to a vote of shareholders, and instructions for attending, voting and exercising shareholders rights.

The preliminary meeting notice can be consulted online on the Group’s website in the Shareholders section: www.airliquide.com. All the information concerning the Meeting is also available on this website.

The Combined General Meeting provides an opportunity to present the Group’s strategy and its development prospects. All shareholders are invited to vote either by attending the General Meeting in person or by proxy, or by voting by correspondence, or on line. Air Liquide values the participation of each shareholder. In view of the health context, the Board of Directors advises shareholders to exercise the utmost caution and recommends that they opt for remote voting or proxy voting by the Chairman rather than attend in person.

The notice of meeting will be published in the BALO on March 24, 2021. As from that date, the meeting invitation documents (including the voting form) will be sent out to shareholders according to the legal and regulatory requirements, and made available on a dedicated website for those having opted for the electronic invitation. The preparatory documents will also be kept at the disposal of shareholders at Shareholder Services, 75 quai d’Orsay, 75007 Paris, France and published on the Group’s website www.airliquide.com, Shareholders section, according to legal and regulatory requirements. Given the context of the public health crisis linked to the COVID-19 pandemic, shareholders are encouraged to send communication requests by electronic means whenever possible.

The Combined General Meeting will be webcast live, in French with simultaneous English translation, and a recorded version will be available on the Group’s website. It will also be available on line for people with hearing impairment.

  • 33% of the capital held by individual shareholders
  • 51% of the capital held by non-French institutional investors
  • 16% of the capital held by French institutional investors

2021 First quarter revenue:

Friday, April 23, 2021

Combined General Meeting:

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Dividend ex date*:

Monday, May 17, 2021

Dividend payment date*:

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

* subject to the necessary approvals at the Combined General Meeting scheduled for May 4, 2021

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