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Results of the 2015 dividend reinvestment plan
At the Annual Meeting on May 4, 2016, Edenred shareholders approved the payment of a 2015 dividend of €0.84 per share, with the option of reinvesting 50% of the dividend in new shares.
The option of reinvesting 50% of the dividend in shares was available from May 12 to June 3, 2016. This led to the issue of 2,862,997 new shares of Edenred common stock, representing 1.24% of the share capital, which will be settled and begin trading on the Euronext Paris stock market on June 15, 2016.
The new shares carry dividend rights from January 1, 2016 and rank paripassu with existing shares of Edenred common stock. Following the issue, the Company’s share capital comprises 233,679,845 shares.
The total cash dividend, in an amount of €149 million,will be paid on June 15, 2016.
This press release is for information only, and does not constitute an offer to buy securities or any solicitation to such effect.
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1 To be recommended at the Annual Shareholders Meeting on May 4, 2016, payable 100% in cash or 50% in cash/50% shares with a 10% discount.
* On June 29, 2010, the Extraordinary General Meeting of Accor Shareholders approved the demerger of the hospitality and Services businesses, leading the creation of Edenred, a pure player in prepaid services.
The shares were initially listed at a reference price of €11.40.
On the first day of trading (July 2, 2010), the shares opened at €13 and closed at €14.80.