Boulogne-Billancourt, 27 June 2012 – In
accordance with the resolution approved by the Ordinary and Extraordinary
Shareholders’ Meeting on 31 May 2012, shareholders were invited for the fourth
consecutive year, to choose to receive the dividend payment in cash or in new shares.
The dividend in respect of the financial year 2011 was set at € 1.30 per share.
This operation resulted in the creation of
192,112 new shares issued at a price of € 31.10 per share delivered and listed
on NYSE Euronext Paris on 27 June 2012.
The new shares are issued with all rights
attached as of 1 January 2012 and are completely assimilated with existing
shares. Following this operation, the share capital of the company is comprised
of 121,626,521 shares.
The payment of the dividend in cash, for an
amount of € 150.3 million also took place today.