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May 14, 2019

Payment of the 2018 dividend

At their Annual Meeting today, Edenred shareholders approved the payment of a 2018 dividend of €0.86 per share, with the option of reinvesting 100% of their dividend in new shares. This means that shareholders will receive 100% of the dividend in cash or 100% in new Edenred common shares, at the shareholder’s option.

Dividend payment timeline

•    Ex-dividend date: May 20, 2019.
•    Record date: May 21, 2019.
•    Period for exercising the dividend reinvestment option: from May 22, 2019 to the close of business on June 5, 2019. Shareholders that do not exercise their reinvestment option by June 5, 2019 included, will receive their total dividend in cash.
•    Payment date: June 11, 2019 for both payment methods.

 

Reinvestment procedure

To reinvest their dividend, shareholders must so inform the bank or broker that manages their shares, or, if their shares are registered in the Company's share register, the custodian bank. Shareholders who have not opted to reinvest by June 5, 2019 will receive the entire dividend in cash.

Certain legal restrictions may apply to the reinvestment option for non-resident shareholders. Non-residents of France should enquire about the laws and rules applicable in their country of residence.

The shares created on reinvestment of the dividend will be issued at a price of €36.58, corresponding to 90% of the average of the opening prices quoted for Edenred shares over the twenty trading days on the Euronext Paris preceding the Annual Shareholders Meeting, less the amount of the dividend and rounded up to the nearest euro cent. 

The new shares will carry dividend rights from January 1, 2019 and rank pari passu with existing shares of Edenred common stock. They will begin trading in compartment A of the Euronext Paris stock exchange (ISIN: FR0010908533) on June 10, 2019 on the same line as existing shares.
If the amount of the reinvested dividend does not correspond to a whole number of shares, the shareholder may receive the next lower number of shares and the balance in cash.

If all of the eligible dividend is reinvested, a maximum of 5,627,262 new shares would be issued, representing around 2.3% of the Company’s share capital and 2.3% of the exercisable voting rights, based on total shares and voting rights outstanding at May 9, 2019. 
For additional information, click here to obtain a copy of the detailed guide posted on the Company's website, edenred.com (Investors/Shareholders section).

Disclaimer

This option does not constitute an offer or a solicitation to subscribe to or purchase securities in the United States within the meaning of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, or in any other country where such transaction would be contrary to the applicable laws and regulations. The dividend reinvestment option is not available in certain countries, such as those where such an option would require registration with, or authorization from, the local securities regulator. Shareholders residing outside France should inquire about and comply with any local restrictions.

 

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