May 5, 2020 Combined General Meeting: meeting to be held behind closed doors

Paris, France, April 2, 2020

Air Liquide’s Combined General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. (Paris time), on first calling, at the Company’s head office at 75 quai d’Orsay, 75007 Paris, France. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Air Liquide has decided this year to favor holding of the General Meeting behind closed doors to protect the health and safety of its employees and shareholders. Shareholders are invited to follow the Meeting live online.

Ordinance No. 2020-321 published on March 25, 2020 modified the rules for the holding of 2020 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). In order to protect the health and safety of its employees and shareholders, and as contemplated in the Invitation to the General Meeting published in the French official gazette (Bulletin des Annonces Légales Obligatoires – BALO) on March 25, 2020, Air Liquide’s Combined General Meeting will be held behind closed doors.

Shareholders will be invited to follow the Meeting live online, provided, of course, that the conditions for the live webcast can be met. To maintain the dialog with shareholders, to which the Group is particularly attached, shareholders will have the possibility to ask questions[1] via a dedicated platform, which will be accessible during the week preceding the Meeting, i.e. as of Monday, April 27, 2020. The Chairman will answer the questions having generated the most interest, live on the day of the Meeting.

Shareholders are informed that adaptations of the voting conditions will be necessary and made available on the Company’s website as soon as the application decree of Ordinance No. 2020-321 is published.

Considering that the Meeting will be held behind closed doors, no admission cards shall 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.

Voting by Internet is possible since March 31, 2020.

Shareholders are invited to regularly consult the General Meeting page (https://www.airliquide.com/shareholders/2020-annual-general-meeting) which will be updated whenever necessary. The agenda, along with the various documents relating to this Meeting, may also be consulted on this page.

 

 

 

  1. ^ Questions asked using this platform do not fall within the legal framework of written questions addressed to the Company prior to the General Meeting, nor that of discussions with the audience.

First quarter 2020 revenue:

Friday, April 24, 2020

Combined General Meeting:

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Ex-dividend date*:

Monday, May 11, 2020

Payment of the dividend*:

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

* Subject to the necessary approvals by the General Meeting on May 5, 2020.

 

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