Dividend / Distribution

Dividend

 It has been proposed to the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting to be held on April 21, 2016, that an ordinary dividend of €3 per share be paid with respect to 2015, representing a total of €4.0 billion distributed to shareholders and comprising a €0.20 distribution related to the Group’s business performance and a €2.80 return to shareholders. Two interim dividends of €1 each were paid on June 29, 2015 and February 3, 2016, and the balance of €1 has been paid on April 28, 2016.

The payment timetable of the remaining balance is as follows:
– Ex date: April 26, 2016
– Record date: April 27, 2016
– Payment date: April 28, 2016

 

In € 2011 2012 2013 2014  2015 2015 2015
Dividend per share
/ Distribution
€1.00 €1.00 €1.00* €1.00 €1.00 €1.00 €1.00
Date of
Payment

May 9, 2012 May 17, 2013 Jun 30, 2014 Apr 23, 2015 Jun 29, 2015 Feb  3, 2016 Apr 28, 2016
TOTAL PAYMENT
(€ m)

1,245
(1)
1,325
(1)
1,348
(1)
1,363
(1)
1,364
(1)
1,318
(1)
1,270
(1)

  *  Ordinary distribution.
      Pursuant to the provisions of Article 112 of the French General Tax Code, to the extent that all earnings and other distributable
      reserves have previously been distributed, this distribution, paid from additional paid-in capital, would be considered a return
      of capital distribution to shareholders. As such, the amount does not constitute a distribution of earnings.
(1) Corresponds to number of shares ranking for dividend as of January 1st, after deduction of treasury held at the dividend
      payment date.

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