REXEL: Press release

Press release

On July 4, 2022, Rexel received a statement of objections from the Competition Authority, following the investigations carried out in 2018.

The investigators of the Autorité de la concurrence believe that Rexel had implemented practices with some of its suppliers allegedly aimed at restricting its freedom to determine its resale prices. The Statement of Objections specifically targets the special pricing agreement (“waiver”) mechanism, which is a price reduction aimed at providing customers with the most competitive offer. This mechanism is a transparent practice, known to all market players and common in the world of professional distribution of electrical equipment.

Rexel is currently studying the statement of objections, which in no way prejudges the guilt of the companies involved and constitutes the usual first step in adversarial proceedings before the Autorité de la concurrence.

Rexel strives at all times to strictly comply with applicable laws and regulations and the Group will assert its position and its rights within the framework of this procedure.


Rexel, a world expert in professional multi-channel distribution of products and services for the world of energy, addresses three main markets: residential, commercial and industrial. The Group supports its residential, tertiary and industrial customers by offering a tailor-made and scalable offer of energy management products and services for construction, renovation, production and maintenance. Rexel operates through a network of more than 1,900 branches in 24 countries, with more than 26,000 employees. The Group’s turnover was 14.7 billion euros in 2021.
Rexel is listed on the Eurolist market of Euronext Paris (compartment A, mnemonic RXL, ISIN code FR0010451203). It is part of the following indices: CAC Next 20, SBF 120, CAC Large 60, CAC AllTrade, CAC AllShares, FTSE EuroMid and STOXX600. Rexel is also part of the following SRI indices: FTSE4Good, Dow Jones Sustainability Index Europe, Euronext Vigeo Europe 120 and Eurozone 120, STOXX® Global ESG Environmental Leaders and S&P Global Sustainability Yearbook 2022, in recognition of its performance in terms of Corporate Social Responsibility ( CSR).
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