There are alternative methods by which you can become a Believe shareholder:
- You can buy Believe shares from a bank or broker who will act as custodian of your securities account.
- You can buy shares through BNP Paribas Securities Services, which manages Believe’s shareholding services. (You have the option of holding your shares in fully registered form).
- Please refer to the section below for further information.
As French legislation and Believe’s by-laws currently stand, the main rights attached to Believe’s shares are as follows:
- dividend and profit-sharing rights of Believe (in case it is decided to distribute dividends)
- right to participate in general shareholders’ meetings
- voting rights, being specified that a double voting right will be granted to any share that has been registered for a continuous period of two years in the name of the same shareholder (from the date of admission of the Company’s shares to trading on Euronext Paris)
- preferential subscription right for securities of the same category
- right to participate in any surplus in the event of liquidation.
As a shareholder of Believe, you become the owner of a portion of its capital.
As co-owner of the company, the shareholder is associated with its development, but also with its risks. However, these are limited to the amount of its capital share, regardless of the debts contracted by the company. Shareholders only bear losses up to the amount of their contributions.
How the shares may be held
Your shares may be held in a securities account in your name in one of the following three forms: bearer shares, managed registered shares or fully registered shares.