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Paris, France, 2011/06/29 - In June 2011, GDF SUEZ received the 2011 Trophées BoursoScan Prix Coup de Cœur, which is awarded by 7,500 shareholders polled online by Boursorama1 and OpinionWay2. FR0010 208488
The prize was awarded for GDF SUEZ’s policy of active communication with individual shareholders.
The Group also came third in the 2011 Grand Prix de l’Assemblée Générale, which is awarded by a jury of experts. This award is for best stock market practices, especially good governance, shareholder relations, and corporate social responsibility.
These awards pay tribute to the efforts made by the Group to meet shareholder expectations to the best of its ability.
Since its creation, GDF SUEZ has attached particular importance to the Group’s one million individual and employee shareholders, who account for 14% of share capital (of which 2.8% belongs to employee shareholders) and stock market capitalization of over €7.5 billion.
Over the past three years, GDF SUEZ has become an industry benchmark in terms of standards for shareholder policy. In particular, the Group has developed relations with its shareholders based on an innovative multi-channel system: dialogue via telephone or email or through meetings organized by the Shareholders’ Club, discussions with the Shareholders’ Consultative Committee, information about the Group through the website designed especially for shareholders, paper or e-letter to shareholders. More recently thanks to the e-club, the shareholders can explore, via web camera, the Group’s various industrial assets, or participate online in conferences on the Group’s different businesses or in stock market training sessions.
1 Boursorama is France’s online financial information leader.
2 OpinionWay is a research firm that specializes in studying individual shareholder behavior.
About GDF SUEZ
GDF SUEZ (gdfsuez.com) develops its businesses around a model based on responsible growth to take up today’s major energy and environmental challenges: meeting energy needs, ensuring the security of supply, fighting against climate change and maximizing the use of resources. The Group provides highly efficient and innovative solutions to individuals, cities and businesses by relying on diversified gas-supply sources, flexible and low-emission power generation as well as unique expertise in four key sectors: liquefied natural gas, energy efficiency services, independent power production and environmental services. GDF SUEZ employs 218,350 people worldwide and achieved revenues of €84.5 billion in 2010. The Group is listed on the Brussels, Luxembourg and Paris stock exchanges and is represented in the main international indices: CAC 40, BEL 20, DJ Stoxx 50, DJ Euro Stoxx 50, Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, MSCI Europe, ASPI Eurozone and ECPI Ethical Index EMU.
Investor relations contact:
T: +33 (0)1 44 22 66 29 / E: ir[.]gdfsuez.com.