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2 TABLE OF CONTENTS A few words from Christian Boiron ................................................................................... 4 Presentation of BOIRON group and its businesses ........................................................... 6 1.1 Indicators and key figures .................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 7 1.2 Presentation of BOIRON group and its development ............................................................................................................................. 10 1.3 Other information about BOIRON group ................................................................................................................................................................... 18 1.4 Analysis and comments on activities over the period ........................................................................................................................... 21 1.5 Risk factors and internal control ........................................................................................................................................................................................... 33 Corporate governance ........................................................................................................ 42 2.1 Corporate governance guidelines and rules ........................................................................................................................................................ 43 2.2 Composition, organization and functioning of the Board of Directors .......................................................................... 44 2.3 Authorization to increase or decrease the capital ....................................................................................................................................... 52 2.4 Factors likely to have an influence in the event of a public tender offer ................................................................... 53 2.5 Compensation of corporate officers ............................................................................................................................................................................... 56 Employee, environmental and social information ............................................................ 69 3.1 Employee information ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 70 3.2 Health Safety Environment ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 80 3.3 Societal information ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 92 3.4 Independent third-party report on consolidated social, environmental and corporate information ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 94 1 2 3

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