Saint-Herblain (France), December 1, 2020 – Valneva SE (“Valneva” or “the Company”) announces the availability of the documentation for its Extraordinary General Meeting which will be held on December 22, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. CET at the Radisson Blu Hotel, 6 place Aristide Briand, 44000 Nantes, France (“General Meeting”).
All documents and information related to the General Meeting are available on the Company’s website at https://valneva.com/investors/extraordinary-general-meeting-2020/.
The Preliminary Notice of Meeting, including the agenda, the draft resolutions proposed by the Management Board and the modalities of participation, was published in the Bulletin des Annonces Légales Obligatoires (BALO) on November 16, 2020.
The documents referred to in Articles R. 225-81 and R. 225-83 of the French Commercial Code will be made available to the shareholders as from the date of publication of the convening notice for the General Meeting, in accordance with applicable regulations. Any shareholder holding registered shares will therefore have the possibility to request, until the 5th day inclusive before the General Meeting, that the Company send these documents to him/her/it. This request can be made by email or by mail, to the contact details of the General Meeting department below. The same right shall be given to any shareholder owning bearer shares, who justifies such by providing the Company with a shareholding certificate certifying the registration of the shares in a bearer securities account managed by an authorized intermediary.
The shareholders will also have the possibility to consult the documents and information referred to in Articles L. 225-115 and R. 225-83 of the French Commercial Code, at the Company’s registered office, as from the date of publication of the convening notice of meeting, or at least during a period of 15 days prior to the date of the General Meeting, depending on the document concerned.
COVID-19 warning: In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Company may be required to amend the modalities of participation applicable to its General Meeting of December 22, 2020, which may eventually be held behind closed doors, without the physical presence of its shareholders, at Valneva’s registered office, if legal and/or regulatory provisions so allow.
We therefore recommend that our shareholders regularly consult the section of Valneva’s website related to the Extraordinary General Meeting 2020, which may be updated to specify the final modalities of participation applicable to this General Meeting based on health and legal requirements (see www.valneva.com , Section “Investors” / “Extraordinary General Meeting 2020”).
The Company’s shareholders are also invited to vote prior to the General Meeting, either by mail (recommended method) or by giving a proxy to the Chair of the General Meeting, using the form provided for this purpose (available on Valneva’s website).
Generally, considering the possible slowdown of postal services in the context of COVID-19, Valneva encourages its shareholders to send all requests or correspondence related to the General Meeting via email to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact details General Meeting department
Service Assemblée Générale
6 rue Alain Bombard, 44800 Saint-Herblain (France)
About Valneva SE
Valneva is a specialty vaccine company focused on prevention against diseases with major unmet needs. The Company has several vaccines in development including unique vaccines against Lyme disease, COVID-19 and chikungunya. Valneva’s portfolio includes two commercial vaccines for travelers: IXIARO®/JESPECT® indicated for the prevention of Japanese encephalitis and DUKORAL® indicated for the prevention of cholera and, in some countries, prevention of diarrhea caused by ETEC.
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