SOCIETE GENERALE : SOCIETE GENERALE: 65% OF THE 2012 DIVIDEND WILL BE PAID IN
Paris, 19 June 2013
65% OF THE 2012 DIVIDEND WILL BE PAID IN NEW SHARES
The General Meeting of shareholders of Societe Generale, held on May 22nd
2013, approved the payment of a dividend of EUR 0.45 per share, with the
option (from May 29th to June 12th, 2013included) to pay the whole dividend in
new Societe Generale shares. The shares were traded ex-dividend on May 29th,
2013 and dividends will be made payable as from June 24th, 2013.
Shareholders representing 65% of Societe Generale shares opted for a 2012
dividend in shares. The total number of new Societe Generale ordinary shares
issued for the purposes of the dividend payment is 8,835,256 shares,
representing 1.1% of the Company's capital, before taking into account the
issuing of the new shares.
These new ordinary shares will carry dividend rights from January 1st, 2013
and will be the subject of an application for admission to trading on the
Euronext Paris SA market as from June 24th, 2013.
They will be of the same class and can be assimilable to the Societe Generale
ordinary shares already admitted to trading on the Euronext Paris SA market
(Compartment A - ISIN code FR 0000130809).
Societe Generale is one of the largest European financial services groups.
Based on a diversified universal banking model, the Group combines financial
solidity with a strategy of sustainable growth, and aims to be the reference
for relationship banking, recognised on its markets, close to clients, chosen
for the quality and commitment of its teams.
More than 154,000 employees, based in 76 countries, accompany 32 million
clients throughout the world on a daily basis. Societe Generale's teams offer
advice and services to individual, corporate and institutional customers in
three core businesses:
*Retail banking in France with the Societe Generale branch network, Credit
du Nord and Boursorama;
*International retail banking, with a presence in Central and Eastern
Europe, Russia, in the Mediterranean basin, in Sub-Saharan Africa, in Asia
and in the French Overseas Territories;
*Corporate and investment banking with a global expertise in investment
banking, financing and global markets.
Societe Generale is also a significant player in specialised financing and
insurance, private banking, asset management and securities services.
Societe Generale is included in the socially-responsible investment indices
FTSE4Good and ASPI.
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our website www.societegenerale.com.
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