Dividend / Distribution

Dividend

It was proposed to the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting of April 25, 2017, the payment of an ordinary dividend of €0.40 per share with respect to fiscal year 2016, representing a total amount of €499 million.

2012 2013 2014 2015 2015 2015 2016
Dividend per share
/ Distribution (in €)
€1,00 €1,00 (a) €1,00 €1,00 (b) €1,00 (b) €1,00 (b) €0,40
Date of
Payment
May 17, 2013 Jun 30, 2014 Apr 23, 2015 Jun 29, 2015 Feb 03, 2016 Apr 28, 2016 May 04, 2017
Total Payment
(in €m)
1 325
(c)
1 348
(c)
1 363
(c)
1 364
(c)
1 318
(c)
1 270
(c)
499
(c)

(a)   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. 

(b)   It was proposed to the Vivendi’s General Shareholders’ Meeting of April 21,2016, the payment of an ordinary dividend with respect to fiscal year 2015 of €3 per share, representing a total distribution of €3,952 million 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 per share each were paid on June 29, 2015, and on February 3, 2016, and the balance of €1 per share was paid on April 28, 2016.

(c)   Corresponds to the number of shares ranking for dividend as of January 1st, after deduction of treasury shares held at the dividend payment date.