Individual shareholders make a key contribution to financing the economy and business development. At Air Liquide, shareholders have supported the development of the Group since its creation in 1902. From 24 originally, there are now 410,000 individual shareholders, holding 33% of the share ownership - the largest part among CAC 40 companies. Air Liquide is committed to building a close relationship and dialogue with all of its shareholders, to associating them in its performance, and to rewarding them for their loyalty. The Group is also committed to promoting individual shareholders in France and regularly participates in market initiatives on the subject.