“Result of the 2013 dividend distribution in shares”
The option for the payment of the dividend in share resulted in the exercise of 46.7% of the rights in favor of a payment in shares. This rate of dividend distribution in shares will lead to an increase by € 30.8 million in the equity of Atos SE.
This transaction will result in the issuance of 567,574 new shares (representing an increase by approximately 0.57% of the share capital and of the effective voting rights), to be delivered and admitted for trading on Euronext Paris starting on June 24, 2014.
The shares issued in this manner will carry dividend rights as from January 1, 2014 and shall be the subject of listing requests on Euronext Paris. The newly-issued shares will be of the same class and equivalent to the ordinary shares of the Company already listed on Euronext Paris (Compartment A – code ISIN FR0000051732).
Atos SE's Combined General Meeting held on May 27, 2014 determined that the amount of the dividend to be paid for the 2013 fiscal year would be € 0.70 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 € 54.43, and is equal to 90% of the average opening prices on Euronext Paris regulated market over the twenty trading days preceding May 27, 2014, 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 € 38.3 million. It will also be paid starting on June 24, 2014.
Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is an international information technology services company with 2013 annual revenue of € 8.6 billion and 76,300 employees in 52 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers IT services through Consulting & Systems Integration, Managed Operations, and transactional services through Worldline, the European leader and a global player in the payments services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across different business sectors: Manufacturing, Retail & Transportation; Public Sector & Health; Financial Services; Telecom, Media & 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 & Paralympic Games and is quoted on the NYSE Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Worldline and Atos Worldgrid.
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