Vélizy-Villacoublay, France – June 23, 2014 — Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, announces that the shareholders who have chosen the payment of the 2013 dividend in the form of new Dassault Systèmes shares represented 68.08% of Dassault Systèmes’ shares.
The General Meeting decided on May 26, 2014 to pay a dividend for 2013 fiscal year amounting to €0.83 per share and to offer each shareholder an option to receive payment of his dividend in the form of new Dassault Systèmes’ shares. The issuance price of the new shares has been set at €88.66, corresponding to the average of the closing prices quoted on the regulated market of NYSE Euronext Paris during the 20 stock exchange sessions preceding the General Meeting of Shareholders, less the net amount of the dividend of €0.83 per share, and rounded up to the next one hundredth of a euro.
Regarding the payment of the dividend in the form of shares, 802,310 new ordinary Dassault Systèmes’ shares will be issued, representing 0.63% of the share capital and 0.43% of the Dassault Systèmes’ (unadjusted) voting rights calculated on the basis of the share capital and voting rights on May 30, 2014.
The new shares will be delivered on June 25, 2014 and listed on NYSE Euronext Paris on the same day. They will be eligible for dividends with respect to the period starting from January 1, 2014.
They will be of the same category and carry the same rights as the ordinary shares of the Company which are already listed on the regulated market of NYSE Euronext Paris (Compartiment A - ISIN Code FR0000130650 – DSY).
The dividend in cash to be paid to the shareholders who did not elect to receive the dividend in the form of new shares will be paid as from June 25, 2014. The aggregate amount is 32.3 million euros.
This press release along with the press release dated May 27, 2014, constitute the information document required pursuant to articles 212-4 4° and 212-5 5° of the French Financial Markets Authority (AMF) General Regulations as well as article 13 and Annex III of the revised AMF Instruction n° 2005-11 as of December 13, 2005.
This press release does not constitute an offer of securities. This press release and any other document relating to the payment of dividends in shares may only be published outside France in conformity with applicable local laws and regulations and shall not constitute an offer for securities in jurisdiction where such an offer would violate applicable local laws.
The option to receive payment of the dividend for 2013 in the form of new Company’s shares is not available to shareholders residing in a country where such option would require registration or authorization by local market authorities. Shareholders residing outside France must inquire of any restrictions which may apply under the local law and comply therewith. In any event, this option is open to the shareholders residing in a Member State of the European Union, of the United States, in Norway, in Swiss, South Korea, Unites Arab Emirates, Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong and Brunei. Orders issued from other countries would not be accepted.
The shareholders should perform the formalities involved by the applicable law in their jurisdiction. The shareholders are invited to study their personal situation with their own counsels regarding the tax aspects involved by the payment of the dividend in the form of shares. In particular, this press release has not been reviewed by a regulation authority in Hong Kong and shall be carefully considered. In case of any question regarding the matters of this press release, the shareholders are required to be advised by their own counsels.
The risks involved by an equity investment shall be considered by the shareholders if they choose or not to receive payment of the dividend in the form of shares. For further information regarding the Company, its activity, its strategy, its financial results and the risks relating to its activity, please refer to the “Risk Factors” paragraph of the 2013 Annual Report of Dassault Systèmes (available on the website of the company and at the registered office of the Company).
Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, is a catalyst for human progress. We provide business and people with collaborative virtual environments to imagine sustainable innovations. By creating 'virtual twin experiences’ of the real world with our 3DEXPERIENCE platform and applications, our customers push the boundaries of innovation, learning and production.
Dassault Systèmes’ 20,000 employees are bringing value to more than 300,000 customers of all sizes, in all industries, in more than 140 countries. For more information, visit https://www.3ds.com