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Future

Sonepar welcomed us with open arms! The Group has given me a new perspective on the future.

BRANDON PLAN, SALES ASSOCIATE RASKO SUPPLY – UNITED STATES (JANUARY 2015)

A shared, optimistic vision of the future, mutual trust and commitment.

SHAREHOLDERS’ WORDS

On my first day with this company, I sat down with my manager and he simply said, ‘Be bold.’ He said we would rather try something new and fail than do the exact same thing as everyone else in the industry. I believe this is why we’ll continually succeed as a business, because we’re not scared of what the future holds—we embrace it!

CHRIS BRIGHT, L&H GROUP, AUSTRALIA

One time, I heard a Sonepar executive say, ‘Looking at the past only makes sense if it’s to guarantee a better future.ʼ We succeeded in making that phrase a reality.

CLAUDIA RODRIGUES, SONEPAR BRASIL, BRAZIL

Sonepar provides us stability to grow our business with a long-term vision. The Group’s policy is focused on the present and the future. We get broad support for implementing our action plans in Chile and we are already fully involved with all the businesses developed in the South America sub-region.

RICARDO THOMSON, GENERAL MANAGER SONEPAR CHILE – CHILE (SEPTEMBER 2015)

Finance

While business was down for our main competitors in 2015, Sonepar recorded sales of €20.2 billion. For the past ten years, we have had an average annual growth rate of over 10%.

FRANÇOIS PONCET, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

To consolidate business growth, we have worked with Finance Department staff at the various locations so that we can improve internal processes and risk control, and we have put our international finances on a secure foundation.

FRANÇOIS PONCET, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER