9.1 Investor relations and documents available to the public
In addition to the General Meeting and the events organized to present the annual results, Edenred keeps both individual and institutional shareholders informed of the latest developments in a highly responsive manner. This information is tailored to the specific needs of different types of shareholders and financial analysts while constantly complying with the principle of equal access to information.
Edenred maintains an open dialogue with its institutional shareholders ahead of the General Meeting in order to identify their governance concerns as well as changes in their voting policies regarding the Group’s proposed resolutions.
The Company’s press releases and historical financial information are available on the Edenred website (www.edenred.com in the “Investors/Shareholders” section) and the website of the French financial markets authority (Autorité des marchés financiers – AMF – www.amf-france.org). Copies may also be obtained from the Company’s headquarters, 14-16, boulevard Garibaldi – 92130 Issy-les-Moulineaux, France. The bylaws and the minutes of General Meetings, the financial statements of the Company and the Group, the Statutory Auditors’ Reports and all other corporate documents are available for consultation in paper format at the Company’s headquarters. This information is also available in the “Investors/Shareholders” section of edenred.com on the “Governance” and “Annual General Meeting” pages.
9.1.1 Meetings with investors
In 2020, Edenred met 1,425 representatives of 413 financial institutions, held 17 roadshows and participated in 15 investor conferences. As from mid-March 2020, all of these events took place virtually due to the health situation. The virtual format made it easier for investors to take part, leading to an increase in the number of people reached compared with previous years.
The Group had also scheduled four meetings with individual shareholders in 2020. However the health crisis subsequently forced Edenred to use webinar for all shareholder events.
9.1.2 Optimized and accessible investor and shareholder publications
The Edenred website has been optimized for viewing on smartphones and tablets. All of the Group’s financial news and publications are available in the “Investors/Shareholders” section of edenred.com, which is organized into nine topics: