Paris - The Board of Directors met on February 8, 2017 and decided to propose to the Combined Shareholders’ Meeting, which will be held on May 26, 2017, an annual dividend of 2.45 €/share for 2016, an increase compared to 2015. Given the three previous 2016 interim quarterly dividends of 0.61 €/share, a fourth quarter 2016 dividend of 0.62 €/share is therefore proposed, representing an increase of 1.6% compared to the previous three interim dividends.
- the ex-dividend date for the fourth quarter dividend will be June 5, 2017;
- the payment of the dividend in cash or the delivery of shares issued in lieu of the cash dividend is set for June 22, 2017.
American Depositary Receipts (“ADRs”) will receive the final quarterly installment of the 2016 dividend in dollars based on the then-prevailing exchange rate according to the following timetable:
|ADR ex-dividend date||May 31, 2017|
|ADR record date||June 2, 2017|
ADR distribution date for cash or shares
issued in lieu of the cash dividend
|June 29, 2017|
Registered ADR holders may also contact JP Morgan Chase Bank for additional information. Non-registered ADR holders should contact their broker, financial intermediary, bank or financial institution for additional information.