The option for the payment of the dividend in shares was widely chosen by Atos’ shareholders: 65.0% of the rights were exercised in favor of a payment in shares. This high rate of dividend distribution in shares will result in an increase of EUR 27.1 million in the equity of Atos.|
This transaction will result in the issuance of 676,014 new shares (representing an increase by approximately 0.81% of the share capital and of the voting rights), to be delivered and admitted for trading on NYSE Euronext Paris starting on July 2nd, 2012.
The shares issued in this manner will carry dividend rights as from January 1st, 2012 and shall be the object of listing requests on NYSE Euronext Paris. The newly-issued shares will be of the same class and equivalent to the ordinary shares of the Company already listed on NYSE Euronext Paris (Compartiment A – code ISIN FR0000051732).
Atos’ General Meeting of Shareholders, held on May 30th, 2012 determined that the amount of the dividend to be paid for the 2011 fiscal year would be EUR 0.50 per share and decided that shareholders could elect to receive the dividend either in cash or in shares. The issuance price of the newly-issued shares of the Company which will be issued in consideration for the dividend is set at EUR 40.17, and is equal to 90% of the average opening prices on NYSE Euronext Paris regulated market over the twenty trading days before May 30th, 2012, i.e. the date of the General Meeting of Shareholders, minus the dividend amount and rounded up to the next highest euro cent.
The dividend resulting from the option for the payment in cash represents a total amount of EUR 14.7 million euros. It will also be paid starting on July 2nd, 2012.
Atos is an international information technology services company with annual 2011 pro forma revenue of EUR 8.5 billion and 74,000 employees in 48 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers hi-tech transactional services, consulting & technology services, systems integration and managed services. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across the following market sectors: Manufacturing, Retail, Services; Public sector, Healthcare & Transport; Financial Services; Telecoms, Media & Technology; Energy & Utilities.
Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic and Paralympic Games and is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting & Technology Services, Atos Worldline and Atos Worldgrid.
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