The dividend is that portion of the company’s distributable reserves that the General Meeting decides to distribute to shareholders, on the recommendation of the Board of Directors, after reviewing and approving the financial statements for the year just ended.
The Combined General Shareholders’ Meeting of April 28, 2016 approved the dividend for the 2015 financial year. This dividend was set at 0.65 euro per share and was paid in cash.
The coupon was detached on May 10, 2016 and scheduled for payment as from May 12, 2016. If you hold shares on a “pure share” basis, i.e., you are recorded on account in a register kept by CACEIS Corporate Trust on behalf of the issuing company (SUEZ), the dividend is paid to you directly.
If you hold bearer shares or are an indirectly registered shareholder, the dividend is paid by blanket transfer to the financial intermediaries holding share accounts, who then distribute it among the various shareholders.
Since its Stock Market listing on 22 July 2008, SUEZ has paid seven dividends of €0.65 each.