Meeting the shareholders

2020 General Meeting (Paris, France).

Meeting the shareholdersClick here to enlarge

Meeting the shareholdersClick here to enlarge


In 1997, the Lagardère group formed a Shareholders' Consultative Committee representing individual shareholders.

The Committee's objectives are to:

  • improve financial communications between the Group and its shareholders;
  • reflect on shareholders' expectations and their perception of the Group and its investor relations policy (financial results, strategy, the Annual General Meeting, etc.).

The Committee consists of representatives of individual shareholders along with representatives of Lagardère.

The Committee considers primarily themes such as:

  • financial communication via the Group's website;
  • sustainable development;
  • the annual report;
  • the Group's business development and strategy.

Anyone interested in becoming a member and participating in the Committee's work should contact the Investor Relations Department via the Investor Relations section of the website.


Information for shareholders

The Group provides its shareholders with comprehensive and easily accessible financial information on a regular basis and in various ways including the distribution of financial press releases by an AMF-approved provider, publications on its website, and live broadcasts of financial results presentations and the Annual General Meeting.

The website includes two sections especially for investors and individual shareholders, including documents relating to the Annual General Meeting, answers to frequently asked questions and information about how to become a shareholder.

Specific sections are also provided on particular topics such as sustainable development, corporate governance, regulated information and debt.

Meetings with investors and financial analysts

In 2020, the Group managed to adapt its communications with investors and financial analysts against the backdrop of the pandemic and widespread working from home in various countries. The Investor Relations team maintained links with these various parties throughout 2020 by means of videoconferences or conference calls, as well as face-to-face meetings at the start of the year. Meetings with investors (shareholders and bondholders) and financial analysts were held by means of roadshows and sector conferences. The Group also carried out specific communications relating to its strategy within the framework of Investor Days, intended to improve understanding of certain business activities by the financial community: the Group's growth strategy in 2014, Lagardère Travel Retail in 2016 and Lagardère Publishing in 2017.

Lastly, the Group maintains close and regular relations with financial analysts, particularly when reporting earnings or revenue (conference calls).


The shares that make up Lagardère SA's share capital are all registered shares, held in administered form (via a financial intermediary) or in directly registered form (via Société Générale Securities Services).

Thanks to this form of shares, all shareholders:

  • are systematically invited to Annual General Meetings and can vote more easily by post or online;
  • benefit from double voting rights once they have held shares on a continuous basis for four years.

Practical information about how to transfer directly registered shares to Société Générale Securities Services can be found on the Lagardère website.

The main advantages of holding shares in directly registered form are:

  • no custodian fees;
  • dividends paid directly on the date of payment decided by the Annual General Meeting;
  • free handling of standard instructions relating to the ordinary running of the securities account: transfers, donations, adjustments, etc.;
  • taking care of communicating instructions from the shareholder to sell securities;
  • guaranteed receipt of documents relating to the running of the account periodically or on request, as soon as possible and free of charge, with the possibility of opting for electronic communications.

The main disadvantages of holding shares in directly registered form are:

  • the securities account manager is not chosen by the shareholder;
  • there is one share account for each company. Shareholders holding shares in directly registered form in several companies hold the corresponding amount of share accounts;
  • receiving as many account statements and annual tax summaries (IFU) as holdings of directly registered shares.

Press releases


Lagardère Travel Retail opens for business in Peru


Hachette UK acquires Paperblanks

Arnaud Lagardère Editorial

"First and foremost, I hope that you and those you hold dear are holding up well and are in good health.
Faced with the unparalleled crisis brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic and which shaped 2020, our Group was able to react swiftly to mitigate its impacts as much as possible..."
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The group's activities


Created in 1992, Lagardère is an international group with operations in more than 40 countries worldwide.
It employs some 28,000 people and generated revenue of €4,439 million in 2020.
Since 2018, under the impetus of the Group's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Arnaud Lagardère, the Group has undergone a strategic refocusing around two priority divisions.


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The group's key figures

Revenue, earnings before interest and tax, employees: access financial information about the group and each of its subsidiaries.