ATOS : Result of the 2017 dividend distribution in shares
June 21, 2018 --
Paris, June 21, 2018
The option for the payment of the dividend in share resulted in the exercise of 62.79% of the rights in favor of a payment in shares. This rate of dividend distribution in shares led to an increase by € 111.6 million in the equity of Atos SE.
This transaction resulted in the issuance of 1,063,666 new shares (representing an increase by approximately 1.01% of the share capital and of the effective voting rights), which will be delivered and admitted for trading on Euronext Paris on June 22, 2018.
The shares issued in this manner will carry dividend rights as from January 1, 2018 and will be subject of listing requests on Euronext Paris. The newly-issued shares will be 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 24, 2018 determined that the amount of the dividend to be paid for the 2017 fiscal year would be € 1.70 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 € 105.07, and was equal to 95% of the average opening prices on Euronext Paris regulated market over the twenty trading days preceding May 24, 2018, 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 € 67.5 million. It will also be paid on June 22, 2018.
Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with approximately 100,000 employees in 73 countries and annual revenue of around € 12 billion. European number one in Big Data, Cybersecurity, High Performance Computing and Digital Workplace, the Group provides Cloud services, Infrastructure & Data Management, Business & Platform solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payment industry. With its cutting-edge technologies, digital expertise and industry knowledge, Atos supports the digital transformation of its clients across various business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Energy & Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications and Transportation. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, Unify and Worldline. Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is listed on the CAC40 Paris stock index. www.atos.net - Follow us on @Atos
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