Natixis Shareholder Relations is double bronze award winner
At the awards for Best Shareholder Relations during a ceremony organized by Le Revenu magazine on December 1, Natixis won two awards in the SBF 120 Companies category (excluding CAC 40):
- the big Bronze Award for the SBF 120 Shareholders Relations, behind Suez (Gold) and Vinci (Silver) . This award assesses three issues: Shareholders Meetings, Services to shareholders and digital communication,
- the Bronze Award for Services to SBF 120 Shareholders. This year the winner is Suez (Gold) and Silver has been awarded to EDF.
These two awards pay tribute to the efforts made by the Shareholders relations team to serve individual shareholders.
About the Trophées des Meilleures Relations Actionnaires awards for 2016
The purpose of the Best Shareholder Relations awards is to reward the companies which make the best efforts to improve their financial communication with the general public and which create closer ties between management and individual shareholders. Twenty-four Best shareholder relations prizes were awarded to CAC 40 and SBF 120 (non-CAC 40) companies. The awards ceremony was held in Palais Brongniart on Thursday, December 01, 2016.
The editorial team of business magazine Le Revenu reviewed the various shareholder services by relying on assessments of SBF 120 companies in this year’s three special features devoted to shareholder services:
- Shareholder services survey on SBF 120 companies published in Le Revenu Hebdo magazine on March 04, 2016 (sixth edition).
Scores are awarded by Le Revenu journalists from an analysis grid valuing the offer of a dedicated telephone service to shareholders, of a Shareholder club and the way it is conducted, the existence of a Shareholder Consulting Committee and how it is promoted by the company, and assessing whether there is a Shareholder Newsletter and how often it is published, etc.
Other criteria taken into account are meetings dedicated to shareholders and their frequency, the positive evolution of the dividend, the quality of the Shareholder Corner on the company’s website, its tutorial content and the quality of the posted information.
The effort of communication towards the individual shareholders (financial notice, shareholder-related events, shareholders’ meetings, etc.) is also included in the score. All types of messages towards the shareholders and their frequency are valued.
- Shareholder Meetings survey on SBF 120 companies published in Le Revenu Hebdo magazine on July 15, 2016 (third edition).
Scores are awarded by Le Revenu journalists and readers of the concerned companies willing to take part into the operation.
Three dimensions have been taken into account:
Before the Shareholders’ Meeting: assessment linked to the quality of the information provided to the shareholders prior to the event.
During the Shareholders’ Meeting: assessment linked to the presentations content and to the comprehensiveness of the information provided to the shareholders during the event on the Company’s management as well as on its governance. The Questions and Answers session has been assessed on both form and substance.
Outside the Shareholder’s Meeting: assessment linked to the post-Shareholders’ Meeting communication.
- Website (digital communication) survey on SBF 120 companies published in Le Revenu Hebdo magazine on October 14, 2016 (sixth edition).
The score awarded to each website took into account access to crucial information using a maximum of two clicks (agenda, share capital structure, key financial data, dividend payments, the Registration Document and press releases).
The survey also checked whether or not the website search engine works when entering either the word “dividend” or “capital”.
The score also took into account the extensiveness and layout of information (the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee, share price information, the Shareholders’ Meeting in video, information on corporate debt, analysts’ consensus and corporate history), the website ergonomics (the pull-down menu, the Shareholder and Investor tab), as well as content adaptability to the screen size, i.e. responsive web design for PCs and tablets.
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About Natixis’ Shareholders Relations
Natixis’ Individual shareholder relations and communication platform has three main access points:
The following two bodies also coordinate relations with individual investors:
It was created in 2007 and has 12,900 members. Among them, more of 2,400 are “e.members”, i.e. members who have chosen to use exclusively the Internet to receive information. Shareholders’ Club members are regularly updated on Natixis news ( monthly Newsletters, Shareholder Annual Newsletter, invitations to events a dedicated website).
Created in 2008, the Committee is in charge of all aspects of financial communication for individual investors, and especially the two main meetings with shareholders, i.e. the Shareholders’ Meetings and the Actionaria Investor Forum.