Information relating to the total number of shares and voting rights which form the share capital as at 31 December 2009
Total number of voting rights (3) at 31 December 2009, and not including the shares for which voting rights have been suspended: 463,562,977
* * * *
(1) The share capital is set at an amount of one hundred ninety million eight hundred and twenty five thousand two hundred and ninety one euros and sixty one cents (€190,825,291.61). The share capital is divided into 477,063,229 ordinary shares of a nominal value of €0.40 each (A Shares), fully paid up and one B preference share, fully paid up of a nominal value of €0.01 (B Share).
(2)Theoretical Number: calculated on the basis of all shares, including the shares for which voting rights have been suspended.
(3) In accordance with article 27-8° of the Company’s constitutional document, “Each member has the same number of votes as the number of shares in the Company that he holds and represents, whether in his name or by proxy, without limit”.
The two year period set out in the financial press release of 12 November 2007 having expired, Groupe Eurotunnel SA had the unclaimed shares sold. Therefore, there is no need to make any distinction between the voting rights attached to the consolidated shares or unconsolidated shares.
A double voting right is set out under Article 11 of the Company’s constitutional document
“As from the date of admission of the Company’s shares to trading on a regulated market, a voting right double that which is conferred on other A Shares, by reference to the fraction of share capital they represent, is attributed, under the conditions provided by applicable law and regulations, to all fully paid-up A Shares which can be shown to have been held by the same shareholder in registered form for two years (such two year period running from the date of admission of the Company’s shares to trading on a regulated market).”