“Success of the 2012 dividend distribution in shares”
The option for the payment of the dividend in shares was widely chosen by Atos SE's shareholders: 67.3% 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 by EUR 34.3 million in the equity of Atos SE.
This transaction will result in the issuance of 702,606 new shares (representing an increase by approximately 0.82% of the share capital and of the voting rights), to be delivered and admitted for trading on NYSE Euronext Paris starting on June 26, 2013.
The shares issued in this manner will carry dividend rights as from January 1st, 2013 and shall be the subject 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 (Compartment A – code ISIN FR0000051732).
Atos SE's Combined General Meeting held on May 29th, 2013 determined that the amount of the dividend to be paid for the 2012 fiscal year would be EUR 0.60 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 48.95, and is equal to 90% of the average opening prices on NYSE Euronext Paris regulated market over the twenty trading days preceding May 29th, 2013, i.e. the date of the Combined General Meeting, reduced by 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 17.2 million. It will also be paid starting on June 26, 2013
Atos SE (Societas europaea) is an international information technology services company with annual 2012 revenue of EUR 8.8 billion and 76,400 employees in 47 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers hi-tech transactional services, consulting and 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, Health & Transports; 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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