Issuer Services

Why is the scope of SGSS post trade support to corporates very wide & innovative?

As a corporate, success in its issuance operation or capital increase, as set out at its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders or in order to manage its employee stock plans, require specific operational platforms and astute expertise covering regulation, multiple tax regimes, but also knowledge of market processes, corporate actions or payment procedures.

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Issuer services by SGSS have developed, over the years, a large range of services to support corporates in such specific needs, leveraging all areas of the Bank to bring together the required expertise to provide efficient and simple:

  • Registrar services for shareholders in registered form
  • Administration of employee stock plans (employee stock purchase plans, stock option, performance shares, Units...)
  • Processing of corporate actions (payment of dividends, increase of capital)
  • Organisation of Annual General Meeting of Shareholders
  • Issuing and paying agent for debt instruments
  • Definition of post trade consequences of the transactions, especially complex for cross border corporate actions or Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) transactions.

As well as these services and as a result of its participation in market infrastructure governance and local French and Luxembourg working groups, SGSS is committed to providing its clients with timely updates of any changes in the regulatory and tax environment.

Clients also benefit from recent technologies, such as the use of tablets for digital voting for resolutions at General Shareholder Meetings.

Key features & benefits

Provides all services required by Human Ressources Departments to outsource the administration of employee stock plans:

  • Whatever the size of the plan (from ten to 150,000 employees)
  • For any kind of plans (units, stock options, performances shares…)
  • Acceptance process, vesting, terminations, collecting orders from the employees, tax processing such as sell to cover, international mobility, withholding taxes.

Offers Esalia, a unique and complete web tool to manage the relationship with individuals for collecting instructions and providing appropriate reporting for the administration of employee stock plans or shareholders register.

Provides secure and integrated processes using the latest technology for Annual General Meetings of Shareholders: accounting of proxy voting forms, internet website for voting, admittance of shareholders and resolution voting via tablets.

Closely working with investment banks and legal firms to define and operate the post market side of transactions such as IPOs, M&A, capital increase, especially complex for cross border transactions.

How does it work ?


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