How to become a shareholder of Solvay?

Are you wondering how to become a shareholder of Solvay? It' easy! In this section, we give you access to a practical step-by-step guide where we describe:

  • Solvay share fact sheet 

  • how to hold Solvay shares

  • how to buy Solvay shares

  • how to daily manage your Solvay shares

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Shareholder Guide 2019

Solvay Shareholders' guide provides current and potential shareholders with a complete picture of the Group, its priorities, its attractiveness as an investment and information on how you can manage your shares on a daily basis.

Solvay Share Fact Sheet

The ordinary shares of Solvay can be held as dematerialized shares or registered shares. Shares of Solvay are also traded over-the-counter as a sponsored Level 1 American Depositary Receipt (ADR).

 

Market Capitalization Number of shares
€9 bn 105,876,416

 

Solvay shares are listed on Euronext Brussels & Paris, compartment A

ISIN code (International stock identification number) BE0003470755
Member code SOLB
Currency EUR
Deferred settlement service (SRD - système de règlement différé)  Eligible
Shares savings plan PEA (plan d'épargne en actions) Eligible
International tax exemption concluded with a number of countries

 

Solvay shares are also listed on the OTC markets, in the form of ADRs*

ISIN code (International stock identification number) BE0003470755
Symbol SOLVY
Currency USD
CUSIP nimber (committee on uniform securities identification procedures) 834437303
American depositary receipt (ADR) program Sponsored Level 1
Sponsor and administration of ADR program CITI

* An American Depositary Receipt (ADR) is a receipt representing the right to receive shares of a non-U.S. company. ADRs trade like any other U.S. security, are quoted and pay dividends in U.S. dollars, and provide transparency for U.S. investors by providing Company materials in English.

 

Solvay tickers

Bloomberg SOLB.BB
Reuters SOLB.BR

 

Solvay is also included in major indices

Bel20, CAC Next 20, STOXX family (DJ Stoxx and DJ Euro Stoxx), MSCI index, Euronext 100 as well as the DJSI World Index and the FTSE4Good, one of the key indices for socially responsible investment.

 

Solvay share: key figures

 

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Closing share prices on December 31

€ 112.40

€ 98.43

€ 111.35

€ 115.90

€ 87.32

Highest share price

€ 129.15

€ 141.10

€ 112.30

€ 132.00

€ 119.90

Lowest share price

€ 100.15

€ 88.01

€ 70.52

€ 106.30

€ 86.18

    How to hold Solvay shares?

    Solvay ordinary shares can be held as:

    • Dematerialized shares: your shares remain with your financial intermediary, who manages them.

    • Registered shares: your shares are registered in Solvay Register, and managed by Solvay Registered Shares Management Service. This type of holding shares enables you to benefit from different advantages.

    • American Depositary Receipts (ADRs): your shares remain with your financial intermediary or with the ADR Depositary Bank (Citi), depending on your choice

     

    What are the differences between registered shares, dematerialized shares and ADRs?

     

    Registered shares

    Dematerialized shares

    ADRs

    Buy or Sell Solvay shares

    With your financial intermediary

    With your financial intermediary

    With your financial intermediary or the ADR depositary bank, (Citi) through a Direct Purchase Plan

    Hold shares in a single securities account

    Impossible

    Possible

    Possible

    Custody and administration fees

    Free

    According to your financial intermediary

    According to your financial intermediary

    Brokerage fee and bank commission

    Not applicable

    According to your financial intermediary

    According to your financial intermediary

    Invitation to general meetings

    Automatic sending

    You must contact your financial intermediary

    You must contact your financial intermediary

    Voting rights

    One vote for each share held

    One vote for each share held

    One vote for each 10 ADRs held

    Dividend

    Paid by Solvay’s Registered Shares Management Service.

    Paid by your financial intermediary

    Paid by your financial intermediary or the ADR Depositary bank (Citi)

    Tax reporting form

    Sent by Solvay’s Registered Shares Management Service

    Sent by your financial intermediary for all your shares

    Sent by your financial intermediary for all your shares

    How to manage my Solvay shares?

     

    How to purchase or sell Solvay shares?

    • To buy Solvay shares, you must place an order with your financial intermediary for unregistered shares. If you want to transform your unregistered shares into registered shares, you must send your request to your financial intermediary.
    • To sell Solvay shares, you must place an order with your financial intermediary for unregistered shares / with your financial intermediary, having first asked the Registered Shares Management Service to transfer the shares to a securities account by means of a signed document for registered shares.

    How to conert my shares?

    Once you purchase Solvay shares, you can decide to convert your shares from dematerialized to registered. This gives you access to various benefits that you can find in the registered shares section.

     

    Transfer forms

    Convert your dematerialized shares to registered shares

    Ask your financial intermediary to transfer them to the registered Solvay account with Euroclear Belgium. A transfer form is available on our website.

    The Registered Shares Management Service will contact you to confirm the registration of your shares in Solvay register.

    Convert your registered shares to dematerialized shares

    Contact the Registered Shares Management Service or download the transfer form on our website.

    Your shares are transferred to the financial intermediary you selected.