03 September 2020

Orange Shareholding


Orange shareholding


What are the different holding modes of Orange shares? 

To become an Orange shareholder, you can choose between three holding modes:

  • as bearer shares

    The shares are held by your chosen financial intermediary. The shareholder is not known to Orange, except if the company requests a dedicated TPI (Titres au Porteur Identifiable [identifiable bearer shares]), by which a listed company can obtain from Euroclear a list of its shareholders at a given date.

  • as administered registered shares

    Your Orange shares held via your financial intermediary may be managed as administered registered shares. This holding mode, in conjunction with our mandated bank BNP Paribas Securities Services, allows us to directly and automatically send you your invitations to the Orange Shareholders’ Meetings. Holding and transaction fees are to be agreed with your financial intermediary.

  • as direct registered shares

    Direct registered shares are held on the shareholder's behalf by a financial institution chosen by the company itself, BNP Paribas Securities Services, which directly manages the shares.
    By choosing direct registered shares, you can benefit from several advantages: 

    a personalized service: for viewing and managing your account, updating your personal data, placing and tracking online your trading orders with preferential transaction fees

    a closer relationship with the company: you will systematically receive information from the Group, and personal notice  to the Shareholders’ Meetings (by post or by e-notice if you have chosen this option). 

    no holding fees as long as you will keep your direct registered shares 

You can find out how to open a direct registered account from Orange's Direct Registered Shares Service by telephoning from abroad

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How can I record my shares as direct registered shares?

If you are an Orange shareholder with for instance bearer shares, you can contact your financial intermediary and request for the conversion of you shares in the direct registered form (only for France) by filling a dedicated share conversion form that your bank will forward to BNP Paribas Securities Services.

You can find out how to open a directly registered account from Orange's Direct Registered Shares Service by calling +33 800 05 10 10 from abroad, Monday to Friday from 9 am to 8 pm (CET).



Where can I find the current Orange share price and its performance history? 

The Orange share price is available from our homepage, and from our share price page.



When will I receive the next dividend? 

Orange will pay an interim dividend of €0.30 per share on December 9, 2020.



Which major indexes do Orange shares belong to? 

 The Orange share is part of the below major indexes:

  •  CAC 40
  • SBF 120
  • CAC All-Tradable
  • Stoxx Telecom

The Orange share price



On which Stock Markets are Orange shares listed? 

Orange shares are listed on two Stock Markets:

  •   Euronext Paris
  • NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)

The Orange share price



What is the ISIN code for Orange shares ? 

The ISIN code for Orange shares is: FR0000133308

What is the nominal value of Orange shares? 

At December 31, 2019, the share capital of Orange SA was 10,640,226,396 euros. It was divided into 2,660,056,599 fully-paid shares with a nominal value of four euros each. Share capital had not changed in the previous two fiscal years.


What is the nominal value of Orange shares? 

It was divided into 2,660,056,599 fully-paid shares with a nominal value of four euros each. Share capital had not changed in the previous two fiscal years.


Informations and Shareholders relations 


How can I find more about the company?

At December 31, 2019, the share capital of Orange SA was 10,640,226,396 euros. How can I find out more about the company? 
If you'd like to know more about the Group and its business activities, take a look at the following areas of our website:



Where can I find the Universal Registration Document and the Integrated Annual Report?

  • online :

PDF and interactive versions of the integrated annual reports are available to browse in French and in English
Universal registration document is also available, under all the regulated information.



How can I receive documentation about the Group?

To receive regular updates of the information of interest to you (the shareholder's letter, the Integrated Annual Report...), go to your shareholder area here, and chose what you want to receive in the "subscriptions and publications" section.



What are the benefits of the Shareholders' club? How can I become a member? 

The Shareholders' club allows us to build up a close relationship with our shareholders in France. 
Becoming a club member entitles you to a number of exclusive benefits:

  • Invitations to cultural events (concerts, exhibits, shows.…) and sport events (Tour de France, tennis..)  
  • visits of Group sites to find out more about our business
  • Invitations to web conferences or finance and stock market training
  • new digital experiences such as videos, podcasts, Mooc available from the Club website
  • 15% discount available in Orange shops on a selection of products and accessories (excluding subscriptions and mobile devices)
  • Personal updates from the company such as shareholders’ letters, financial publications and shareholder’s calendar

Join the club now to start enjoying these benefits. It takes just a few seconds to sign up via the form.

A special helpline is also available on +33 800 05 10 10 from abroad.


I’m a shareholders’ club member and my details have changed, how can I update them ? 

To update your profile, you can change your personal data at any time on your shareholders club area. 



How can I get in touch with Shareholder Relations? 

  • by phone :

    helpline ( +33 800 05 10 10 from abroad) available from 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. (CET).

  • by email : 

    You can reach us by email at orange@relations-actionnaires.com 

  • by post :

    You can also write to us at the address below:

    Orange – Shareholder Relations
    BP 10 10
    75721 Paris Cedex 15 



Shareholders' Meeting


What is a shareholders' meeting ?

It is a privileged appointment with the shareholders, which allows them to meet the company executives and to vote on the resolutions that are submitted to them.
Three kinds of Shareholders' Meeting exist:

  • The Ordinary Shareholders' Meeting is held once a year, in the six months following the financial year closing. It allows the shareholders to approve the accounts of the past year, and, if any, the amount of the dividend proposed by the Board of directors. The Shareholders can also vote on the appointment of new administrators and on the current events of the Group.
  • The Extraordinary Shareholders' Meeting is held one either several times a year to make decisions dealing, in particular, with the Bylaws of the company or its capital.
  • The Combined Shareholders' Meeting takes place when both legal types of Meetings (ordinary and extraordinary) are held at the same moment.



How can I find out when an Annual Shareholders' Meeting is taking place? 

The company is legally required to inform shareholders of the date of the Annual Shareholders' Meeting at least 35 days before it takes place, by publishing advance notification in the French official bulletin of legal notices, the Bulletin des Annonces Légales Obligatoires (BALO). This notice shall include the resolutions which will be put to a shareholder vote and information on how to take part in the Meeting.
A notice which sets out the agenda is sent to registered shareholders at least 15 days before the date of the Annual Shareholders' Meeting, and is published at the same time in the BALO and in a French national newspaper.

Shareholders can also obtain documentation relating to the Annual Shareholders' Meeting on request to the company, or by visiting the Annual Shareholders' Meeting page.
Orange informs its shareholders of the date of the Annual Shareholders' Meeting via a specific notice in the French press and on the www.orange.com website.



How can I attend an Annual Shareholders' Meeting? 

Please note: due to the Covid-19 pandemic and by exceptional application of ordinance no. 2020-321 of March 25, 2020, the May 19, 2020  Shareholders’ Meeting will be held behind closed doors with no physical presence of the shareholders.
Like previous years, you will find the complete Shareholders’ Meeting webcast on the site:  https://oran.ge/2020gm



How do I vote to an Annual Shareholders' Meeting? 

All shareholders who hold at least one Orange share no later than 2 trading days of stock exchange prior to the Annual Shareholders' Meeting are entitled to vote.
In 2020, due to the Covid-19 sanitary crisis, the Shareholders’ Meeting will be held behind closed doors.
It will not be possible to vote on the Meeting’s day (May 19)   
2 types of vote are possible:

  • Online

Orange offers to its shareholders from April 29, 2020 until May 18, 2020 at 3 pm (CET) a secure e-voting platform, VOTACCESS, in direct access from their securities account.
Find out more about e-voting.

  • By post

Shareholders who are unable to attend the Annual Shareholders' Meeting in person can return their ballot paper to BNP Paribas Securities Services, Orange's clearing bank, once they have:

  • voted on the resolutions
  • granted powers to the Chairman
  • granted proxy to another person

Please contact your local financial intermediary to check the available procedure.
Find out more about the Annual General Meeting




How are the Shareholders’ Meeting votes taken into account? 

For each resolution a vote “for”, “against” or “abstain” can be cast, or no vote.

From 2020 “abstention” votes are no longer counted as “against” votes and are excluded from the calculation of the voting result. From now on, only the votes "for" and the votes "against" are taken into account.
A resolution within the Ordinary Shareholders’ Meeting is approved as soon as it wins more than half of “for” votes.
A resolution within the Extraordinary Shareholders’ Meeting is approved as soon as it wins more than two thirds of “for” votes.



How to ask written questions? 

Shareholders can send their written questions 4 working days before the Shareholders' Meeting at the latest. The certificate of participation (provided by the financial intermediary) must be attached to the letter or email.
Two possibilities are offered to the shareholders:

A l'attention du Président du Conseil d'administration
Questions écrites Assemblée générale
78 rue Olivier de Serres
75505 Paris Cedex 15

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