All resolutions proposed to SUEZ Shareholders’ Meeting, which took place on May 10th, 2017 under the chairmanship of Gérard Mestrallet, were adopted. 68.40% of shareholders took part in the Shareholders’ Meeting.
Gérard Mestrallet, Chairman of the Board of Directors, recalled the Group’s strategy and presented the activity of the Board of Directors. The Chairmen of the Committees of the Board of Directors presented the activity of each Committee.
Jean-Louis Chaussade, Chief Executive Officer of SUEZ, presented the performance and highlights of 2016 to the shareholders and the acquisition of GE Water at the beginning of 2017.
The Shareholders’ Meeting approved the distribution of a €0.65 per share cash dividend. The ex-dividend date is May 15th, 2017, with a payment date on May 17th, 2017.
The ratification of the cooptation of Mr. Francesco Caltagirone as a director was approved by the Shareholders Meeting. Therefore, the Board of Directors is now composed of 19 members, including 50% of independent1 directors and 42.1% of women.
Finally, The Shareholders’ Meeting renewed all the financial authorizations granted to the Board of Directors.

The webcast of the Shareholders’ Meeting, presentations and results of the voting on resolutions can be found on SUEZ’s website (

50% of independent directors without taking into account the employee directors and the employee shareholder director, pursuant to the AFEP-MEDEF code, i.e. 8 independent directors

Next communication :

  • July 27, 2017 : Publication of 1st half 2017 results.


We are at the dawn of the resource revolution. In a world facing high demographic growth, runaway urbanisation and the shortage of natural resources, securing, optimising and renewing resources is essential to our future. SUEZ (Paris: SEV, Brussels: SEVB) supplies drinking water to 92 million people, delivers wastewater treatment services to 65 million, collects waste produced by almost 50 million, recovers 16 million tons of waste each year and produces 7 GWh of local and renewable energy. With 82,536 employees, SUEZ, which is present on all five continents, is a key player in the sustainable management of resources. SUEZ generated total revenues of €15.3 billion in 2016.