SOCIETE GENERALE ANNOUNCES THE RESULT OF THE OPTION FOR THE PAYMENT OF THE DIVIDEND IN SHARES


Press release

Paris, 12 June 2019


Result of the option for the payment of the dividend in shares

The ordinary General Meeting of Societe Generale held on 21 May 2019 set the dividend per share for the 2018 financial year at EUR 2.20 and resolved to grant each shareholder the possibility to opt for the payment of the dividend in shares. The option period ended on 7 June 2019.

Shareholders owning 50.2% of Societe Generale shares, opted for the payment of the dividend in shares. As a result, 39,814,909 new shares will be issued, representing 4.9% of the share capital of Societe Generale before taking into account this issuance.

The new ordinary shares will be delivered as from 14 June 2019 and application will be made for their admission to trading on the regulated market of Euronext Paris (“Euronext Paris”).

They will carry dividend rights as from 1 January 2019, will be of the same class as and immediately assimilated to the Societe Generale shares already admitted to trading on Euronext Paris (Compartment A - code ISIN FR 0000130809). Following this issuance, the share capital of Societe Generale will be comprised of 847,732,648 shares each with a par value of 1.25 euros.

This issuance of new shares will have an impact of 24 basis point on the CET1 ratio of the Group. The CET1 ratio as of 31 March 2019, pro-forma of this issuance, stands at 11.7%.

Press contacts:

Antoine Lhéritier +33 (0)1 42 13 68 99 antoine.lheritier@socgen.com

Corentin Henry +33 (0) 1 58 98 01 75 corentin.henry@socgen.com


Societe Generale

Societe Generale is one of the leading European financial services groups. Based on a diversified and integrated banking model, the Group combines financial strength and proven expertise in innovation with a strategy of sustainable growth, aiming to be the trusted partner for its clients, committed to the positive transformations of society and the economy.

Active in the real economy for over 150 years, with a solid position in Europe and connected to the rest of the world, Societe Generale has over 149,000 members of staff in 67 countries and supports on a daily basis 31 million individual clients, businesses and institutional investors around the world by offering a wide range of advisory services and tailored financial solutions. The Group is built on three complementary core businesses:

  • French Retail Banking which encompasses the Societe Generale, Crédit du Nord and Boursorama brands. Each offers a full range of financial services with omnichannel products at the cutting edge of digital innovation;
  • International Retail Banking, Insurance and Financial Services to Corporates, with networks in Africa, Russia, Central and Eastern Europe and specialised businesses that are leaders in their markets;
  • Global Banking and Investor Solutions, which offers recognised expertise, key international locations and integrated solutions.

Societe Generale is included in the principal socially responsible investment indices: DJSI (World and Europe), FTSE4Good (Global and Europe), Euronext Vigeo (World, Europe and Eurozone), four of the STOXX ESG Leaders indices, and the MSCI Low Carbon Leaders Index.
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