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The different forms of holding stapled shares

Your URW stapled shares (hereinafter “Shares”) may be held in either bearer or registered form. The only significant difference between these forms concerns the nature of the custodian:


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registered shares are recorded in the issuing company’s books, and


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bearer shares are held by your financial intermediary.


   1.   Registered shares

Registered shares are recorded under your own name in URW SE’s books. Your name is thus known by the Company which allows us to provide you with a personalised service.

Registered shares offer several advantages such as: no custody fees, no charge for managing day-to-day transactions, reception of all relevant information concerning your Company (notice of the general meeting).

Registered shares may be held in two forms:


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“administered” registered form, which means that your Shares are registered in URW SE’s books but held by your financial intermediary. The intermediary manages your securities account and remains your sole contact.
“Administered” registered form offer several advantages such as: no custody fees, no charge for managing day-to-day transactions, reception of all relevant information concerning your Company (notice of the general meeting, shareholder communications).


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“pure” registered form, which means that your Shares are registered and kept under your name in URW SE’s books. The administrative management of your Shares has been delegated to BNP Paribas Securities Services, the Company’s custodian, who is your contact.
“Pure” registered form allows you to receive all relevant information concerning your Company (notice of the general meeting, shareholder communications).


   2.   Bearer shares

Bearer shares are recorded in a securities account held and managed by your financial intermediary.

This method of holding Shares does not allow URW SE to identify you. Your sole contact is your financial intermediary.




The registration or the conversion of your Shares to registered form

To register or convert your Shares into registered form, you only need to send a request for registration or conversion of your Shares to your financial intermediary.

The intermediary will then contact BNP Paribas Securities Services in order to deliver the Shares and provide your personal contact details.

Upon receipt of your Shares, BNP Paribas Securities Services will then send you a registration certificate and will ask for you to provide:



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a bank statement for the payment of your dividends;


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a SEPA mandate; and


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an agreement to open a registered financial securities account.




For any further information, please contact BNP Paribas Securities Services:


1.    by regular mail:

BNP Paribas Securities Services
Services C.T.S. Émetteurs - Service Mouvements Titres
9, rue du débarcadère
93761 Pantin Cedex – France

2.    by phone: + 33 (0)1 57 43 02 30

3.    by using the contact form available on Planetshare