6 key figures

6 key figures summing up FDJ®

1 1933

creation of a committed and socially aware company

FDJ is the successor of the national lottery created by the “Gueules Cassées” in 1933 to bring support to the war mutilated. With iconic games and some cult advertising campaigns, FDJ has been part of people’s daily lives in France for 85 years.

2 25

million players: FDJ is at the beating heart of French society

Thanks to its offer of affordable entertaining games, FDJ’s 25 million players – representing roughly one in two French people over 18 – are a mirror of the French population.

3 30000

points of sale: France’s biggest local network

Wherever you are in France, you’re near an FDJ. 90% of the French population live within an average of 10 minutes from one of the 30,000 points of sale including the FDJ network[1].

4 15,8

billion euros: steady growth in stakes

FDJ’s stakes have increased by an average of 5% over the last 25 years. They’ve more than doubled since 2000, reaching €15.8 billion in 2018.

5 3,5

billion euros: games that benefit all of us

Paying roughly 3.5 billion euros[2] in gaming taxes each year, FDJ contributes more than 1% of the national budget. This contribution will continue after privatisation.

6 100

responsible: because a game is only ever just a game

FDJ’s responsible gaming policy ranks among the most exemplary in the world. 100% of games are designed and marketed responsibly. 100% of distributors are trained in the prevention of underage gambling. And all online players can set their game limits (playing time and/or the amount they bet).

[1] On foot in towns or by car in rural areas. Source: FDJ and Euromonitor [2] Of which €3.3 billion in gaming taxes and €0.2 billion in other public levies

Your questions

  • 01 Will there be any benefits for individuals?
  • Yes, individuals benefit from four advantages:

    • A 2% discount compared to the price paid by institutional investors
    • One free share for every ten shares purchased and held for 18 months(1)(2)
    • An order allocated on a priority basis up to a limit of €5,000
    • The possibility of registering your shares in a “PEA” with the tax benefits attached to it, and a more flexible operation under the Pacte law

    [1] Benefit reserved for natural persons. [2] Delivery of one additional share for every ten shares purchased and held for 18 months, calculated within the limit of the ceiling of priority orders (EUR 5,000).

  • 02 Who can buy shares in La Française des Jeux?
  • Any natural person of French nationality or resident in France or a national of a Member Country of the European Economic Area (EEA), as well as any French legal person or EEA citizen not part of the institutional placement and holding an account opened with an authorised intermediary in France. For further information please contact your financial intermediary.

  • 03 WHEN WILL I BE ABLE TO BUY FDJ SHARES?
  • The offer period opened on 7 November and will run until 19 November. You may cancel your order until the close of the offer period. After that, orders maintained during the purchase period will be irrevocable (subject to certain cases of modification of the indicative price range or if the definitive price is set outside that range).

  • Yes, individuals benefit from four advantages:

    • A 2% discount compared to the price paid by institutional investors
    • One free share for every ten shares purchased and held for 18 months(1)(2)
    • An order allocated on a priority basis up to a limit of €5,000
    • The possibility of registering your shares in a “PEA” with the tax benefits attached to it, and a more flexible operation under the Pacte law

    [1] Benefit reserved for natural persons. [2] Delivery of one additional share for every ten shares purchased and held for 18 months, calculated within the limit of the ceiling of priority orders (EUR 5,000).

  • Any natural person of French nationality or resident in France or a national of a Member Country of the European Economic Area (EEA), as well as any French legal person or EEA citizen not part of the institutional placement and holding an account opened with an authorised intermediary in France. For further information please contact your financial intermediary.

  • The offer period opened on 7 November and will run until 19 November. You may cancel your order until the close of the offer period. After that, orders maintained during the purchase period will be irrevocable (subject to certain cases of modification of the indicative price range or if the definitive price is set outside that range).

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