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Successful 2009 interim dividend shares payment option


The option to take payment of the 2009 interim dividend in shares has been highly successful: 

  • more than 302,000 EDF shareholders, including the French government and the employee shareholder FCPEs (Fonds Commun de Placement Entreprise – Company Employee Investment Funds), have opted for this payment method,
  • 93.6% of rights have been exercised in favour of this payment method.

26,695,572 new shares will be issued at 35.13 euros, representing 1.47% of capital. The operation will increase the Group’s equity by 937,815,444 euros.

The new shares issued as payment of the interim dividend:

  • will be delivered and accepted for trading on Euronext Paris from 17 December 2009,
  • will bear interest immediately and will have the same rights as the ordinary shares in circulation.

Broad take up of this option demonstrates the confidence of EDF's shareholders.

The EDF Group, one of the leaders in the energy market in Europe, is an integrated energy company active in all businesses: generation,transmission, distribution, energy supply and trading. The Group is the leading electricity producer in Europe. In France, it has mainly nuclear and hydraulic production facilities where 95% of the electricity output involves no CO2 emissions. EDF’s transport and distribution subsidiaries in France operate 1,274,000 km of low and medium voltage overhead and underground electricity lines and around 100,000 km of high and very high voltage networks. The Group is involved in supplying energy and services to more than 38 million customers around the world, including more than 28 million in France.The Group generated consolidated sales of € 64.3 billion in 2008, of which 47% in Europe excluding France. EDF is listed on the Paris Stock Exchange and is a member of the CAC 40 index.

+33 (0)1 40 42 46 37 (24D/7J)

Jill Coulombez
+33 (0)1 40 42 24 25

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