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Being a shareholder

Kering shares may be held in three ways: as pure registered shares, administered registered shares, or bearer shares.

Holding methods

Pure RegisteredAdministered RegisteredBearer
Kering knows you are a shareholder.
Your shares are registered with and managed by Société Générale Securities Services.
Kering knows you are a shareholder. Your shares are registered with Société Générale Securities Services, but managed by your financial institution. Your account manager is your main contact.

Kering cannot identify bearer shareholders. Your shares are registered with and managed by your financial institution. Your account manager is your main contact.


Registered advantages: 


1. Personalized information: Kering directly sends you the Letter to shareholders, the invitation to the Annual General Meeting (admission card will be sent only on request) and any other document regarding your securities account.

2. Easy access to the Annual General Meeting: no need to provide a share ownership certificate prior to the event.  Your admission card is sent to you on request.

3. A double voting right is conferred to each registered share held at least two years.

4. There is no minimum holding required in order to open a registered securities account.




Pure registered advantages:


1. Free management of your shares

Pure registered shareholders do not pay any custody fees or any of the fees inherent in the day-to-day management of their securities (conversion to bearer, transfer of securities, legal aspects, processing of securities trades, dividend payment).


2. Personalized information, with direct access to Société Générale Securities Services

•    Notice of meeting, voting and proxy form, admission card request form and legal information documents,
•    A dedicated number for all information on share management, share taxation and the organization of shareholders’ meetings. Shareholders can reach the Nomilia Customer Relations Centre from 9.30 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. (Paris time), without interruption from Monday to Friday.



3. A dedicated website to manage your account:, with the following services:

•    Access your personal data
•    Consult your assets
•    Information from the issuer
•    A « Your statements » space
•    Buy or sell shares online
•    Monitoring of your current operations
•    Sign up for e-notice for the AGM
•    Vote online before the AGM or request an admission card


How to register your shares?

Please fill in the form downloadable here and send it to your account manager (financial institution currently managing your securities account). Your account manager will contact Société Générale Securities Services to deliver the right shares and give us your contact information.


Société Générale Securities Services

32, rue du champ de tir - CS 30812
44308 Nantes Cedex 3 – France
Phone: +33 (0)2 51 85 67 89 (standard-rate number), for accessing a range of information 24-7 and contacting an advisor from Monday to Friday from 9.30 am to 6.00 pm (Paris time).

Overview of the share holding methods

Who holds my securities account?
Who should I contact to buy or sell equities?
What are the custodial and management fees?
For my annual income tax return?
Can I register my shares into a share savings account (Plan d’épargne en actions)?
How do I receive AGM-related information?
What document do I need to present to be admitted to the AGM?
What are my voting rights at the AGM?
How do I receive the documents regarding my shares?
How to place an order?