“Result of the 2014 dividend distribution in shares”
Bezons, July 23, 2015
The option for the payment of the dividend in share resulted in the exercise of 63.04% of the rights in favor of a payment in shares. This rate of dividend distribution in shares led to an increase by € 49.8 million in the equity of Atos SE.
This transaction resulted in the issuance of 787,232 new shares (representing an increase by approximately 0.78% of the share capital and of the effective voting rights), which were delivered and admitted for trading on Euronext Paris on June 26, 2015.
The shares issued in this manner carry dividend rights as from January 1st, 2015 and were subject of listing requests on Euronext Paris. The newly-issued shares are 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 28, 2015 determined that the amount of the dividend to be paid for the 2014 fiscal year would be € 0.80 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 in consideration for the dividend was set at € 63.38, and was equal to 90% of the average opening prices on Euronext Paris regulated market over the twenty trading days preceding May 28, 2015, 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 represented a total amount of € 30.5 million. It was also paid on June 26, 2015.
Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with 2014 pro forma annual revenue of circa € 11 billion and 93,000 employees in 72 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Cyber-security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications, and Transportation.
Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, and Worldline.
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