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Air Liquide regularly attributes free shares to all its shareholders: 28 such attributions have been made to date. The attribution of free shares offers you the opportunity to expand your portfolio over time.

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2017: 1 free share allocated for 10 shares held

Air Liquide's next free share attribution will take place on October 4, 2017.

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All Air Liquide shareholders are entitled to the free share attribution, whatever shareholding option they have opted for. No action is required.

2017 attribution calendar

  • September 29: last purchase day for newly acquired shares to be eligible for the attribution
  • October 2: opening price adjustment date
  • October 4: free share attribution date

Regular free share attribution

Air Liquide distributes over 50% of its profits to shareholders in the form of dividends. In addition to that, the Group also distributes a portion of its retained earnings in the form of free shares attributed in proportion to the number of shares held by each shareholder. These free shares have the same characteristics (seniority, voting, dividend and loyalty bonus rights) as the shares they come from.

10% more free shares

Remember that this free share attribution can be increased through the loyalty bonus. So if you hold your registered shares for more than two full calendar years, the loyalty bonus gives you a 10% increase in the number of free shares you will be attributed.


How are fractional shares calculated?

If the number of shares you hold is not a multiple of the attribution transaction parity set, you will receive a cash payment for the portion of the free share that cannot be distributed. This is known as a 'fractional share'. Fractional shares must be included in your sales total when paying capital gains tax. All fractional shares and capital gains are taxable from the first euro.

Free shares - Factsheet

Factsheet - Free shares

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