Dividends and taxation

Dividends are awarded to shareholders who own shares the evening before the ex-dividend date. Payment of the dividend takes place two business days after the ex-dividend date. Dividends are paid automatically and require no action on your part.

If you hold indirectly registered (nominatif administré) or bearer (porteur) shares, your financial intermediary directly credits your account with the amount indicated, depending on the number of shares held. If you hold directly registered (nominatif pur) shares, BNP Paribas sends you a cheque or transfers the amount directly to your bank account as of the dividend payment date.

Dividend payment history

(Net dividend, in euros)

Tax treatment of dividends

The information below is provided as a guide only. Shareholders are advised to contact their tax authorities or consult their tax adviser for information specific to their situation.

Individual shareholders tax resident outside France

In principle, the paying agent applies a 30% withholding tax on the payment date.

However, this withholding tax may be reduced in accordance with the international tax conventions signed by France.

To benefit from direct payment at the reduced rate provided for by the tax agreement between France and the country of tax residence, the non-resident shareholder must provide the paying agent with a tax residence certificate signed by the tax authorities of his or her country of residence before the dividend payment date.

Otherwise, a 30% withholding tax is applied to the dividends. The non-resident shareholder may then request a refund of the overpaid tax before 31 December of the second year following that in which the dividends were paid.

The dividends are not subject to social security withholding.