DASSAULT AVIATION

French société anonyme with a share capital of EUR 66,789,624
Registered office: 9, Rond-Point des Champs-Elysées Marcel Dassault
75008 PARIS
Registered on the Paris Trade and Company Register
under number 712 042 456

Description of the share buyback program
authorized by the Annual Ordinary and Extraordinary General Meeting
of May 16, 2019

In accordance with the provisions of European Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 of April 16, 2014, and with articles 241-1 to 241-7 of the General Regulation of the French Financial Markets Authority, this description sets out the objectives, terms and conditions of the share buyback program of Dassault Aviation (the “Company”), a proposal which was authorized by the Annual Ordinary and Extraordinary General Meeting of May 16, 2019.

Dassault Aviation, a major player in the aeronautic industry, both at a European and International level, is the only Group in the world capable of conceiving, producing, realizing and supporting fighter aircraft, political independence instruments, and business jets, instruments for both work and economic development.

In 2018, Dassault Aviation Group’s adjusted turnover reached EUR 5,084 million, with an adjusted net income of EUR 681 million.

Dassault Aviation’s shares are listed on the Euronext regulated market in Paris (segment A) under DSS. ISIN Code: FR0000121725.

  1. General Meeting at which the buyback program was authorized – the legal framework

This buyback program, which complies with articles L. 225-209 and L. 225-210 to L. 225-212, was authorized by the Annual Ordinary and Extraordinary General Meeting of May 16, 2019 (thirteenth resolution).

This resolution sets forth that as from the date of the next Board Meeting that will decide to implement this new buyback program, it terminates with respect to the unused portion of the share buyback program authorized by the Annual General Meeting of May 24, 2018.

The redeemed shares under this new buyback program will be deprived of voting and dividend rights while they are held by Dassault Aviation.

II.    Number of shares and percentage of the share capital held by the Company

As of May 16, 2018, the capital of the Company consists of 8,348,703 shares.

At that time, the Company holds 35,600 of its own shares, representing 0.43% of its share capital.

III.  Allocation of own shares held by the Company by purpose of own shares held by the Company

The 35,600 own shares held by the Company were allocated for the dual purpose of attribution of performance shares and setting up of liquidity contract (meeting of the Board of Directors of November 28, 2014).

  1. Purposes of the buyback program

Dassault Aviation envisages repurchasing, or arranging for the repurchase of, its shares, for the following purposes:

1°) to cancel shares in order to increase the return on equity and earnings per share;

2°) to stimulate the market or the liquidity of Dassault Aviation shares through an investment services provider or through a liquidity contract in compliance with an ethic charter recognized by the French Financial Markets Authority;

3°) to sell or assign shares to employees and executive of the Company and/or its companies associated with it, subject to and according to the procedures provided by the law, including the case of exercising share purchase options or free assignment of existing shares, or by disposal and/or employer contribution under the scope of an employee-shareholding transaction based on existing shares;

4°) to retain shares with a view to subsequent use, to hand them over as payment or in exchange, including under the scope of potential external growth transactions, up to 5% of the share capital;

5°) to hand over shares on exercising rights attached to securities convertible into Dassault Aviation shares;

6°) to implement any market practice that would be recognized by the law or by the French Financial Markets Authority.

  1. Maximum proportion of share capital, maximum number of shares that may be purchased pursuant to the share buyback program

The maximum proportion of the Company’s share capital capable of being bought back as approved by the Annual Ordinary and Extraordinary General Meeting of May 16, 2019 within the framework of the new share buyback program, is 10% of the total number of shares comprising the share capital of the Company (the 10% limit applying to an amount of the share capital that will be adjusted to take into account transactions on its capital), which, based on the total share capital of 8,348,703 shares as of May 16, 2019, amounts to 834,870 own shares (rounded down).

Dassault Aviation reserves the right to implement the entire authorized program.

As provided under the provisions of article L. 225-201 of the French Code de Commerce, Dassault Aviation may at no time, directly or indirectly, hold own shares representing more than 10% of the  Company’s total share capital.

  1. Maximum purchase price and maximum amount of funds allocated to the buyback

The maximum purchase price of the shares was fixed at the Annual Ordinary and Extraordinary General Meeting of May 16, 2019, at EUR 1,700 per share, excluding acquisition charges, subject to relevant adjustments linked to dealings with the Company’s share capital, including through capitalization of reserves and the allotment of bonus shares and/or a stock split or reverse stock split.

Based on a maximum number of shares that can be held, representing 10% of the Company’s share capital as of May 16, 2019, which amounts to a maximum number of 834,870 shares; the maximum theoretical investment allocated for buybacks, based on the maximum authorized purchase price of EUR 1,700 per share, amounts to EUR 1,419,279,000 (thirteenth resolution).

  1. Terms and conditions of the buyback

Within the limits imposed by regulations, shares can be purchased, sold, exchanged or transferred by any means, on any market (regulated or not), on a multilateral trading facility (MTF), via a systematic internalizer, or over-the-counter through a buyback of a block of shares or otherwise, any time that the Board of Directors or the person acting on his behalf so decide, in accordance with the provisions provided by law.

The words “any means” set out in the paragraph above includes the use of available cash as well as the use of all derivative financial instruments, including the use of options or warrants, without any particular limit.

These transactions may take place at any time, in accordance with current legislation, except during a tender offer.

Authorization by the General Meeting does not restrict the parts of the program that may be executed through the acquisition of block shares.

VIII.   Duration of the buyback program and of the cancellation of shares

-    This authorization is valid for a period of eighteen (18) months from the date of the Annual Ordinary and Extraordinary General Meeting of May 16, 2019. It shall enter into force as of the date of the meeting of the Board of Directors which approves the entry into force of this new share buyback program.

It will terminate on November 15, 2020.

-    In accordance with article L. 225-209, paragraph 4 of the Code de Commerce, the acquired shares may only be cancelled up to a maximum of 10% of the share capital of the Company over a 24-month period.

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During the implementation of the share buyback program, any significant alteration of any of the information mentioned above will, as soon as possible, be made available to the public according to the terms and conditions specified in article 221-3 of the General Regulation of the French Financial Markets Authority.

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