Shares can be held in “bearer” or “registered” form.
Shares are “registered” when the name of the holder is known to the company whose shares are listed. This form provides shareholders with a privileged relationship with the group, in particular with regard to information and company news.
To become a registered holder, you need to be listed in the company’s register.
You can do this by:
- choosing to have Vivendi hold your shares (pure book-entry shares).
- or having your shares held by the financial institution of your choice (administered shares).
Vivendi has entrusted the management and follow-up of its share services to BNP Paribas.
Shares are “bearer shares” when the shareholder has not taken any steps to list them in the company’s register and is known only to Euroclear.