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Ordinary and Extraordinary General Meeting of 20 May 2015: Terms and conditions applying to payment of the dividend in shares or in cash
At Crédit Agricole S.A.’s Ordinary and Extraordinary Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, the shareholders approved the accounts for the year ended 31 December 2014 and voted to pay out a dividend of €0.35 per share.
Shareholders in the meeting decided that each shareholder may elect to receive the dividend either in cash or in newly issued shares of the Company, with the choice applying to the entire dividend.
The issue price of the new shares delivered in payment of the dividend, if this option is exercised, is 90% of the average closing share price for the Crédit Agricole S.A. ordinary shares on Euronext Paris over the twenty trading days prior to the date of the AGM, less the amount of the dividend per share, that is, €0.35. It amounts to €12.17, rounded up to the next one hundredth of a euro.
Shareholders who are owners of record before the coupon detachment date may elect to take up this option from (and including) Thursday 28 May up to (and including) Friday 12 June 2015 by submitting a request to the appropriate paying institutions. Shareholders who have not made a choiceby Friday, 12 June 2015 at the latest shall receive the dividend solely in cash.
If the amount of the dividend in respect of which a holder elects to receive shares does not represent a whole number of new shares on the date on which the election is made, the number of shares shall be rounded down to the next whole number and the shareholder will receive those shares plus the difference in cash.
Application shall be made for admission of the new shares to trading on Euronext Paris. The shares shall be subject to all provisions of the Articles of Association of Crédit Agricole S.A. and shall be entitled to dividends as from 1 January 2015. Consequently, as from the date on which they are issued, they shall have the same characteristics as the ordinary shares that make up the share capital of Crédit Agricole S.A. The coupon detachment date and ex-dividend date shall be Thursday, 28 May 2015.
The date of payment in cash or of delivery of the new shares shall be Tuesday, 23 June 2015.
The maximum number of new shares that may be issued for payment of the dividend in shares amounts to 2.87% of the share capital.