After closing the 2014 accounts, the Board of Directors decided on February 11, 2015, to propose to the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting on May 29, 2015 an annual dividend of 2.44 € / share for 2014, an increase of 2.5% compared to 2013. Taking into account the interim dividends for the first three quarters of 2014 approved by the Board of Directors, the remaining 2014 dividend is 0.61 € / share, equal to the three 2014 interim dividends. The Board of Directors also decided to propose to the shareholders the option of receiving the remaining 2014 dividend payment in new shares benefiting from a 10% discount(1). Pending the approval at the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting, the ex-dividend date would be June 8, 2015, and the payment date for the cash dividend or the delivery of the new shares, depending on the election of the shareholder, would be set for July 1, 2015.
TOTAL’s dividend pay-out ratio, based on the adjusted net income for 2014, would be 58%.
(1) The issuance price of each new share will be equal to 90% of the average opening price of TOTAL S.A.'s shares on Euronext Paris over the twenty trading days preceding the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting, reduced by the amount of the remaining dividend, and rounded up to the nearest euro centime.