2014 Registration Document and Annual Financial Report - page 306

Capital and ownership structure
Information about the Company
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6.1. INFORMATION ABOUT THE COMPANY
Company name
Accor
Registered office
110, avenue de France – 75013 Paris.
Legal form
Joint stock company
(société anonyme)
governed by the applicable
French laws and regulations, including Articles L. 225-17 to L. 225-56
of the French Commercial Code.
Governing law
The laws and regulations of France.
Term
The Company was incorporated on April 22, 1960 and will be
dissolved on April 22, 2059 unless it is wound up in advance or its
term is extended.
Corporate purpose
(Article 3 of the Bylaws)
The Company’s corporate purpose is to engage in the following
activities, in France and other countries, on its own behalf, or on
behalf of third parties, or jointly with third parties:
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the ownership, financing and management, directly, indirectly,
or under specified mandates, of hotels, restaurants and bars of
any nature or category and, more generally, any establishment
related to accommodation, food, tourism, leisure, and services;
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the economic, financial, and technical review of projects and,
generally, all services related to the development, organization and
management of the above-mentioned establishments, including
all actions related to their construction or the provision of any
related consulting services;
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the review and provision of services intended to facilitate the
supply of meals to employees in companies, institutions and
other organizations;
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the creation of any new company and the acquisition of interests
by any method in any company operating in any business;
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all civil, commercial, industrial and financial transactions, involving
both securities and property, related to the purposes of the
Company and all similar or related purposes.
Trade register
The Company is registered in Paris under number 602 036 444.
Business Identification (APE) Code: 7010Z.
Documents on display
Corporate documents, including the Bylaws, balance sheets, income
statements, Board of Directors’ reports and Auditors’ Reports, may
be inspected at the Company’s registered office.
Fiscal year
The Company’s fiscal year begins on January 1 and ends on
December 31.
Profit available for distribution
(Article 27 of the Bylaws)
Profit available for distribution consists of net profit for the year, less
any losses brought forward from prior years and any amounts to be
credited to reserves pursuant to the law, plus any unappropriated
retained earnings brought forward from prior years.
After approving the accounts for the year, the Annual Shareholders’
Meeting may decide to appropriate all or part of the profit available
for distribution, if any, to the payment of a dividend. In the event
of partial distribution, the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting may
decide to appropriate the remaining profit to one or more reserve
accounts. Alternatively, the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting may
decide to appropriate all of the profit available for distribution to
said reserve accounts.
Shareholders’ Meetings
Notice of Shareholders’ Meetings
(Article 24 of the Bylaws)
Shareholders’ Meetings shall be called as provided for by law. The
meetings shall take place at the Company’s registered office or at
any other venue specified in the notice of meeting.
Attendance and representation
(Article 24 of the Bylaws)
In accordance with applicable laws and regulations, all shareholders
are entitled to attend or be represented at Shareholders’ Meetings,
regardless of the number of shares they hold, provided they can
present legally sufficient evidence that the shares are registered
in their name in the Company’s share register (registered shares)
or recorded in a share account in their name administered by an
accredited financial intermediary (bearer shares), in compliance
with paragraph 7 of Article L. 228-1 of the French Commercial
Code, at least three business days prior to midnight CET on the
date of the Meeting.
In the case of bearer shares, such evidence shall take the form of a
statement of share ownership (attestation de participation) issued
by the accredited financial intermediary in accordance with the law.
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