In order to become a Thales shareholder you first need to hold a share account with a bank or broker.
There are various ways of holding shares. Generally, shares are held in “bearer” form and kept on a conventional share account. This is the same for “externally administered registered” shares.
It is also possible to become a Thales shareholder in “pure registered” form through our designated share registrar which is Société Générale Securities Services. Holding shares in pure registered form allows the exemption of custody fees (however, other charges are applicable: follow this link for more information). In addition, if you keep your shares at least 2 years, you get a double voting right at the general annual meeting.
Opening a pure registered account is linked to the acquisition of shares or the transfer of shares previously acquired and held on a conventional share account. In order to register your Thales shares in pure registered form, you must fill in the form which can be obtained:
Directly from Société Générale Securities Services, by mail or by fax:
Société Générale Securities Services
32 rue du champ de tir - CS 30812 44308 Nantes Cedex 3 - France
Fax: +33 (0) 2 51 85 53 42