Information on common stock trading, ownership, and dividend policy of Atos SE

Trading of shares

Number of shares 103,519,242
Sector classification Information Technology
Main index CAC All Shares
Other indices CAC IT, CAC IT20, CAC Next20, Euronext 100, SBF120
Market Euronext Paris Compartment A
Trading place Euronext Paris (France)
Tickers ATO (Euronext)
Code ISIN FR0000051732
Payability PEA / SRD Yes/Yes

 

 

Other Listings

Index Type Code ISIN Market Place
Euronext (Compartment A) Global Europe Paris-Amsterdam-Brussels-Lisbon
Euronext CAC 70 Global Europe Paris-Amsterdam-Brussels-Lisbon
Euronext 100 Global Europe FR0003502079 Paris-Amsterdam-Brussels-Lisbon
SBF 80 Global FR0003999473 Paris PX8
SBF 120 Global FR0003999481 Paris PX4
SBF 250 Global FR0003999499 Paris PX5
CAC IT20 Sector QS0010989091 Paris CIT20
CAC IT Sector FR0003501980 Paris PXT
DJ Euro Stoxx Techno Sector EUR0009658541 Germany-Xetra SX8E
CAC Technology Sector QS0011017827 Paris
CAC Software & Computer Services Sector FR0000051732 Paris

Sustainable Development: DJSI World, FTSE4Good, Euronext-Vigeo Europe 120, Gaïa Index

 

Tickers

Source Tickers
Euronext ATO
AFP ATO
Bloomberg ATO FP
Reuters ATOS.PA
Thomson ATO FR

Common stock

As at December 31, 2015, the Group’s issued common stock amounted to € 103.5 million, divided into 103,519,242 fully paid-up shares of € 1.00 par value each.

Compared to December 31, 2014 share capital, the share capital was increased by the issuance of 2,186,715 new shares, for a value of € 106.6 million, split as follows:

  • 1,399,483 new shares resulting from the exercise of stock options;
  • 787,232 new shares resulting from the payments of the 2014 dividend in shares.

 

As at December 31st, 2015 Shares % of share capital % of voting rights
Siemens 12,483,153 12.1% 12.1%
Board of Directors 652,134 0.6% 0.6%
Employees 2,257,667 2.2% 2.2%
Treasury stock 694,584 0.7%
Free float 87,431,704 84.5% 85.0%
Total 103,519,242 100.0% 100.0%

 

Stock options evolution

Number of stock subscription options at December 31, 2014 2,806,747
Stock subscription options granted in 2015
Stock subscription options exercised in 2015 1,399,483
Stock subscription options cancelled in 2015 112,740
Stock subscription forfeited in 2015
Number of stock subscription options at December 31, 2015 1,294,524

 

Potential dilution

Based on 103,519,242 outstanding shares as of December 31, 2015, the common stock of the Group could be increased by 3,374,859 new shares, representing 3.3% of the common stock before dilution.

Free float evolution

The free-float of the Group shares excludes stakes held by the reference shareholder, Siemens AG, holding a stake of 12.1% of the share capital which it committed to keep until September 30, 2020, as described in section G.7.7.5 Shareholders’ agreements of the Atos 2015 Registration Document.

The former reference shareholder, PAI Partners (Financière Daunou 17), declared on March 3, 2015 to the AMF (Financial Markets Authority) having crossed downwards the threshold of 5% of the capital and voting rights of the Company following the sale off-market of 9,200,000 shares of the Company as part of an Accelerated Book Building procedure.

Stakes owned by the employees and the management as well as treasury shares, are also excluded from the free float.

As at December 31, 2015 Shares % of share capital % of voting rights
Siemens 12,483,153 12.1% 12.1%
Board of Directors 652,134 0.6% 0.6%
Employees 2,257,667 2.2% 2.2%
Treasury stock 694,584 0.7%
Free float 87,431,704 84.5% 85.0%
Total 103,519,242 100.0% 100.0%

 

Stock ownership

Principal changes in the ownership of the Group’s shares in the past three years have been as follows:

December 31st,
2015

December 31st,
2014

December 31st,
2013

Shares % Shares % Shares %
Siemens 12,483,153 12.1% 12,483,153 12.3% 12,483,153 12.7%
Financière Daunou 17 9,502,125 9.4% 9,399,376 9.6%
Blackrock Inc.1 5,251,419 5.1%
Board of Directors 652,134 0.6% 416,450 0.4% 49,024 0.0%
Employees 2,257,667 2.2% 2,790,656 2.8% 1,688,640 1,7%
Treasury stock 694,584 0.7% 1,689,417 1.7% 36,155 0.0%
Others 82,180,285 79.4% 74,450,726 73.5% 74,509,098 75.9%
Total 103,519,242 100.0% 101,332,527 100.0% 98,165,446 100.0%

1 On the basis of the threshold crossing statement made on October 13, 2015.

The Group’s shares which are owned by employees are mainly managed by Group mutual funds. As at December 31, 2015, the shareholding of current and former Atos Group employees into Atos SE represented an overall 2.2% of the share capital.

The treasury stock evolution is described below in section G.7.7.6 Treasury stock and liquidity contract of the Atos 2015 Registration Document.

The threshold crossings which took place in 2015 are described in section G.7.7.3 Threshold crossings of the Atos 2015 Registration Document.

 

Dividend policy

During its meeting held on February 23, 2016, the Board of Directors decided to propose at the next Annual General Meeting of Shareholders a dividend in 2016 on the 2015 results of € 1.10 per share, up +38% compared to prior year.

The Board of directors, during its meeting held on March 23, 2016, decided to call the Annual General Meeting of shareholders on May 26, 2016 at the registered offices, at 2:30 pm and to propose to the shareholders to opt for the payment of the dividend either in cash or in new shares of the Company.

Subject to the Annual General Meeting’s approval, the ex-dividend date would be June 2, 2016 and the dividend would be paid on June 24, 2016. Shareholders would opt for the payment of the dividend in new shares[1] from June 2, 2016 through and including June 15, 2016 by sending their request to the financial intermediaries that are authorized to pay said dividend or, for shareholders listed in the issuer-registered accounts held by the Company, to its authorized representative (Société Générale). After June 15, 2016, the dividend would only be paid in cash.

The new shares, if the option for the payment of the dividend in new shares is exercised, would be issued with a 5% discount, i.e. at a price equal to 95% of the average opening prices on the regulated stock market of Euronext Paris, over the twenty trading sessions preceding May 26, 2016, date of the General Meeting, less the amount of the dividend and rounded up to the next highest euro cent.

 

During the past three fiscal periods, Atos SE paid the following dividends:

Fiscal period Dividend paid per share (in €)

2014

€ 0.80

2013

€ 0.70

2012

€ 0.60