Information related to acquisition project

On December 12th 2016, Amundi has announced that it has signed a binding agreement with UniCredit in order to acquire Pioneer Investments for an all-cash consideration of €3,545 million. As part of the transaction, Amundi will form a long term strategic partnership with UniCredit for the distribution of asset management products.

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    Extra-financial analysis forms the substance of responsible finance, assessing the quality of issuers' environmental, social and governance (ESG) policy. Underlying this approach is the conviction that the association of financial and general interest criteria can consolidate value creation. By taking into account the interests of all the stakeholders, it generates the confidence that is a prerequisite for success while limiting risks.Extra-financial analysis is highly pragmatic: rather than judging any business sector, it analyses how, within a given sector, companies handle ESG opportunities and risks. Only the most advanced companies are selected: this is best-in-class analysis.In order to round out this approach and encourage companies to adopt best practices, we have implemented an engagement policy. While voting at shareholders' General Meetings remains our main path of action, fostering dialogue “for influence” with companies on a regular basis is essential. When spurred by structured extra-financial analysis and a stronger engagement policy, competition among the best companies can become a source of progress.We rely on significant resources: 15 analysts dedicated to ESG issues (extra-financial analysis, quantitative research, corporate governance). The analysts meet with companies, contribute to defining Amundi Group's voting policy at General Meetings, initiate dialogue with companies and draft research protocols to assess the impact of ESG criteria on fund performance; The analyses of partners: ESG rating agencies, European and American, with a global reach Entities specialising in given themes Data providers on controversies 1 distribution interface, available in real time in the fund managers' tools, giving them access to corporate and government issuers' extra-financial ratings alongside financial ratings;