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Finance 13 May 2014

Annual Shareholders’ Meeting of May 13, 2014

The Edenred Annual Meeting was held on May 13, 2014 and was attended by close to 200 shareholders.

During the Meeting, Jacques Stern, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, presented the Group’s achievements since 2010 and reaffirmed the objectives of the “Invent 2016” strategic phase. Four other Executive Committee members discussed in detail the significant financial, strategic and social responsibility events of 2013. Loïc Jenouvrier, Chief Financial Officer in charge of Legal Affairs, spoke about the 2013 financial results and Antoine Dumurgier, Executive Vice President, Strategy and Development, discussed recent innovations and acquisitions. Laurent Delmas, Chief Operating Officer, France, presented the recent launch of the Ticket Restaurant® card, which marks the start of the digital transition in France. This Meeting was also an opportunity for Jeanne Renard, Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Social Responsibility, to present the keys for the successful implementation of Edenred’s strategy, which is being driven by the Group’s employees, corporate culture and commitment to social responsibility.

All of the resolutions submitted to shareholders were adopted, including the payment of a 2013 dividend of €0.83 per share, with the option of reinvesting 50% of the amount in new shares.

In addition, shareholders re-elected as Directors Jacques Stern, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Edenred, Jean Romain Lhomme, Principal and Co-Head of Colony Capital Europe, and Gabriele Galateri di Genola, Chairman of Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A.

Shareholders also elected as a new Director Maëlle Gavet, who is the Russia-based Chief Executive Officer of Ozon Holdings, a Russian e-commerce company. She will bring to the Board her expertise in the fields of innovation, e-commerce, and technology, media and telecommunications (TMT). She was previously a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group, before becoming Executive Vice President, Marketing and Customer Relationship Management and later Chief Executive Officer of Ozon.ru.

The Board of Directors therefore now comprises 11 members, 73% of whom are independent.

  • Jean-Paul Bailly*, former Chairman of RATP and Honorary Chairman of the French Post Office (Groupe la Poste). 
  • Anne Bouverot*, Director General of GSMA, the international association of mobile network operators. 
  • Philippe Citerne*, Vice President of the Board of Directors of Edenred. 
  • Gabriele Galateri de Genola*, Chairman of Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A.
  • Maëlle Gavet*, Chief Executive Officer of Ozon Holdings.
  • Françoise Gri*, Chief Executive Officer of the Pierre & Vacances – Center Parcs Group. 
  • Jean Romain Lhomme, Principal and Co-Head of Colony Capital Europe. 
  • Bertrand Meheut*, Chairman of the Canal+ Group Executive Board. 
  • Nadra Moussalem, Principal and Co-Head of Colony Capital Europe
  • Roberto Oliveira de Lima*, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Publicis Worldwide Brazil. 
  • Jacques Stern, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Edenred.

*Independent directors



Edenred is a leading digital platform for services and payments and the everyday companion for people at work, connecting more than 52 million users and 2 million partner merchants in 45 countries via close to 1 million corporate clients.

Edenred offers specific-purpose payment solutions for food (such as meal benefits), incentives (such as gift cards, employee engagement platforms), mobility (such as multi-energy, maintenance, toll, parking and commuter solutions) and corporate payments (such as virtual cards). 

True to the Group’s purpose, “Enrich connections. For good.”, these solutions enhance users’ well-being and purchasing power. They improve companies’ attractiveness and efficiency, and vitalize the employment market and the local economy. They also foster access to healthier food, more environmentally friendly products and softer mobility.

Edenred’s 10,000 employees are committed to making the world of work a connected ecosystem that is safer, more efficient and more responsible every day. 
In 2022, thanks to its global technology assets, the Group managed some €38 billion in business volume, primarily carried out via mobile applications, online platforms and cards.

Edenred is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange and included in the following indices: CAC 40 ESG, CAC Next 20, CAC Large 60, Euronext 100, FTSE4Good and MSCI Europe.

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