That’s right! International Securities Identification Numbers,or ISIN codes, are codes that identify securities.
They are part of an international standard adopted in 2003 for the purpose of allocating unique identifiers to securities, thereby eliminating the risk of error. Before 2003, financial assets were identified in France using Sicovam codes, which were subsequently replaced when ISIN codes were established to make cross-border transactions easier.
ISIN codes contain 12 characters:
Why isn’t one ISIN code enough? Having four ISIN codes enables us to take your loyalty bonus rights into account.
As you know, being an Air Liquide registered shareholder for more than two full calendar years unlocks the benefit of a loyalty bonus, which is +10% on the amount of dividends received and on free shares when free shares are allocated.
It was therefore imperative to be able to identify the shares that are entitled to the loyalty bonus
If your shares are registered, your securities will have a temporary ISIN code on January 1st of the following year and are not yet eligible for the loyalty bonus. After 2 years, the temporary code is automatically replaced by a permanent ISIN code, also known as a “bonus” code. This way, you can easily identify the shares in your portfolio that are already earning you a loyalty bonus.
The permanent ISIN codes are:
The current temporary ISIN codes are:
Direct registered shareholders can access their personal online Account and find these codes on their account documents.
Don’t delay, you could be eligible for the loyalty bonus from 2024!
To receive the loyalty bonus in 2024 for shares purchased in 2021:
Direct registered shareholders must have their purchase orders executed before 2:00 p.m. (Paris time) on December 31, 2021 at the latest.
Those who hold bearer shares should send a form to their financial institution requesting their shares be converted to registered shares. The time it takes to process your request may vary depending on your financial institution, so send your request in good time, before December, to be sure that your securities are recorded as registered shares in 2021.
Article published on July 07, 2021