Boulogne-Billancourt, 25 June 2013 – In
accordance with the resolution approved by the Ordinary and Extraordinary
Shareholders’ Meeting on 30 May 2013, shareholders were invited for the fifth
consecutive year, to choose to receive the dividend payment in cash or in new
shares. The dividend in respect of the financial year 2012 was set at € 0.69
The payment of the dividend in shares
generated strong interest amongst shareholders. The subscription rate for this
option was 57%, which attests to shareholders’ confidence in the strategy and
development outlook of the Group.
This operation resulted in the creation of
1,338,791 new shares issued at a price of € 36.69 per share (i.e. a share
capital increase of 1.07 %) delivered and listed on NYSE Euronext Paris on 25
The new shares will be issued with all rights
attached as of 1 January 2013 and will be completely assimilated with existing
shares. Following this operation, the share capital of the company will
comprise 126,285,147 shares.
The payment of the dividend in cash, for an
amount of € 36.5 million also took place today.