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Schneider Electric share

Where is Schneider Electric listed?
Schneider Electric SE share is traded on the Paris Stock Exchange (Eurolist - Euronext Paris) and is included in the following indexes: CAC 40, FTSE Eurofirst 300, Dow Jones, Euro Stoxx 50, Euronext 100, S&P Global 100 index. Schneider Electric Share is eligible for the deferred settlement system.
 
   
What is Schneider Electric’s ISIN Code?
Schneider Electric’s ISIN Code is FR0000121972.
 
   
How can I buy/sell Schneider Electric's shares?

> Placing an order
If you are holder of bearer or administered registered shares, you must first open a trading account with your financial institution.
If you are holder of registered shares in an account managed by BNP Paribas Securities Services, you should contact them directly: Toll-free number from France 0800 004 120 or 0033 140 146 611 Fax 0033 1 55 77 34 17.

> Mandatory information
Your trading order must include the following information:
Type of transaction (buy or sell)
Number of shares
ISIN code
Expiry date
The order may be “good for day”, or “good until cancelled”. The latter expires either on a specified date or at the end of the month (monthly settlement date for monthly settlement orders)
Payment method (cash or monthly settlement)

> Fees
Transaction costs vary depending on the financial institution. The fees on buy and sell transactions for registered shares total 0.25% (excl. VAT) of the gross transaction value with a minimum of €6.10 (excl. VAT).
 

What is Schneider Electric fiscal year?
Schneider Electric’s fiscal year begins on January 1st and ends on December 31st.
 
   
What is Schneider Electric's ownership structure?
Please refer to « Ownership structure »
 
   
When did the two-for-one share split take place in 2011?
On September 2, 2011, instead of every € 8 nominal value share held on that date, shareholders received two shares of € 4 nominal value.

> Read the press release

Dividend

What is the dividend for the 2018 fiscal year?
Schneider Electric is committed to paying the equivalent of 50% of net EPS to shareholders in the form of dividends.
For fiscal year 2018 a dividend of €2.35 per share will be submitted to shareholders’ vote on April 25 2019.
 
  
When is the dividend payment date?
The dividend payment date for fiscal year 2018 is on May 3, 2019.

Shareholders will receive the dividend if shares are bought before the dividend ex-date (April 30, 2019).
  
What were the previous dividends?
Net dividend per share
(euros)
    
2017: 2.20
2016: 2.04
2015: 2.00
2014: 1.92     
2013: 1.87

Share ownership

What are the different share accounts?
In France, securities may be held in bearer or registered form.

> Bearer shares
A financial institution of your choice, or custodian, holds bearer share accounts. Schneider Electric has no record of ownership unless it requests an “Identifiable Bearer Security” analysis.

> Registered shares
  • Administered registered shares
    Administered registered shares are recorded in BNP Paribas Securities Services accounts but are managed by a custodian of your choice. Your name is not disclosed to the issuing company. The service is billed by the financial intermediary.
  • Direct registered shares
    Registered shares are recorded directly in Schneider Electric’s share register. Schneider Electric‘s share register is managed by BNP Paribas Securities Services, enabling personalized service. In this case, all the management fees are charged to Schneider Electric.

What are the advantages of being a direct registered shareholder of Schneider Electric?

As a direct registered shareholder, you have many advantages:
  • Personal invitation to all Schneider Electric Annual Shareholders’ Meetings whatever the quantity of shares you hold
  • Double voting rights after at least two consecutive years of holding the shares in registered form on the 31st of December of the year preceding the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting.
  • Possibility to vote online
  • No handling or management fees
  • Lower brokerage fees: 0.25% (excl. VAT) of the gross transaction value with a minimum of €6.10 (excl. VAT)
  • Access to your account on a secured website: https://planetshares.bnpparibas.com
  • Easy access to BNP Paribas Securities Services by phone or e-mail (see below)

How can I list my shares in a registered account? How can I transfer my shares to a registered account?

You already hold Schneider Electric SE shares in bearer form and you want to transfer them into direct registered form?
Fill in the form herewith (direct registered form request for Schneider Electric SE shares) and forward it to your financial intermediary. BNP Paribas Securities Services, our depositary bank, will send you a registration certificate and identification codes and password for the website access upon receipt of your shares.

> Download the direct registered form request for Schneider Electric SE shares (pdf, 14 Kb)
 

How can I contact BNP Paribas Security Services,  the financial intermediary for registered accounts?

The Annual Shareholders Meeting

When and where will the next Annual Shareholders Meeting take place?
The next Annual Shareholders’ Meeting will be held on April 25, 2019 in Paris, Palais des Congrès (Porte Maillot).
2019 Annual General Meeting will be held on April 23, 2020, in Paris Palais des Congrès.
 
  
How can I participate in the next Annual Shareholders Meeting?
As a shareholder, you can participate and vote at the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting. You have as many voting rights as you own (or represent) shares. Registered shares held for more than two years on the 31st of December of the year preceding the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting are entitled a double voting right.

The procedure to attend the Meeting is different according to each type of share account:
  • Registered shares (direct or administrated): you must place your shares on record by midnight CET three days before the General Meeting date. You can get your participation form by filling in the dedicated section in the call to meeting. You will need this participation form to attend the meeting. If you are not able to attend the meeting, you can vote by mail, appoint someone as proxy, or appoint the Chairman of the Meeting as proxy.
  • Bearer: you must place your shares on record by midnight CET three days before the General Meeting date. You must present a statement from the bank or broker that manages your bearer share account attesting that the shares have been placed on record when requesting your admission card. If you are not able to attend the meeting, you can vote by mail, appoint someone as proxy, or appoint the Chairman of the Meeting as proxy.
 
Where can I find the releases and the resolutions votes of the last Annual Shareholders’ Meeting?
You can find all the information related to the Annual Shareholders' Meeting (call to meeting, releases, presentation…) on our dedicated page:

> Access our Annual Shareholders' Meeting page 

Taxation

What is the tax on the 2018 fiscal year dividend?

The distribution of EUR2.35 per share constitutes distributed income subject to a social security tax of 17.2% charged on the gross amount when paid. The gross amount of French-source dividends received by resident individuals will also be subject to a mandatory non-definitive levy at source of 12.8%, but exemption from this levy. In 2020, dividends will in principle be subject to a flat tax (“Prélèvement Forfaitaire Unique” – “PFU”) at the rate of 12.8% unless option for dividends to be subject to income tax at ordinary progressive rates. In such case, after applying a 40% (uncapped) allowance, only 60% of the dividends will be included in the taxable income, less any deductible charges and expenses. The above-mentioned levy at source of 12.8% will be imputed on the income tax that will be due in 2020 for income earned in 2019.
Shareholders are invited to contact their usual advisors for further information about the applicable tax regime.

What is the tax on the 2017 fiscal year dividend?

The distribution will be paid out of net profit of the year and through issue premiums.

For individual shareholders resident for tax purposes in France, the distribution of EUR2.20 per share is subject to two separate tax statements :
  • up to EUR0.19, the dividend constitutes distributed income. As such, a social security tax of 17.2% will be charged on the gross amount when paid. The gross amount of French-source dividends received by resident individuals will also be subject to a mandatory non-definitive withholding tax of 12.8%.

  • in the amount of €2.01, the distribution constitutes a capital repayment. As such, it is not subject to income tax pursuant to article 112-1 of the French Tax Code, as all profits and reserves other than the legal reserve have been previously distributed.
Nevertheless, individuals belonging to a tax household whose taxable income for the penultimate year is less than EUR50,000 with the status of single, divorced or widowed taxpayer, and EUR75,000 for couples who file a joint tax return, can request exemption from this withholding tax. To this end, under their responsibility, they should submit their application for exemption to the paying entity, in the form of a sworn statement indicating that their reference taxable income listed on their tax form established under income for the penultimate year preceding the payment of the income, shows income lower than the thresholds indicated above. This application must be filed no later than November 30 of the year preceding that of the payment.

In 2019, dividends will in principle be subject to a flat tax (“Prélèvement Forfaitaire Unique” – “PFU”) at the rate of 12.8%. However, taxpayers may opt for dividends to be subject to income tax at ordinary progressive rates. In such case, after applying a 40% (uncapped) allowance, only 60% of the dividends will be included in the taxable income, less any deductible charges and expenses. The option for taxation at the ordinary progressive tax rates is irrevocable and applies to all investment income received by the taxpayer. It is made in the income tax return filed every year following the one when the dividends are received.
The above-mentioned levy at source of 12.8% will be offset against the income tax that will be due in 2019 for income earned in 2018. If it exceeds the income tax due, the surplus will be paid back.

Shareholders are invited to contact their usual advisors for further information about the applicable tax regime  

What is the tax on the 2016 fiscal year dividend?

From a tax standpoint, for individual shareholders with a tax residence in France, the distribution of a €2.04 per share (deducted from issue premiums) is considered as a reimbursement of a contribution and is not subject to income tax according to article 112-1° of the French Tax Code. However, this part will be deducted from share acquisition price and will be subject to capital gain taxes when the shares are sold.

What is the tax on the 2015 fiscal year dividend?

From a tax standpoint, for individual shareholders with a tax residence in France, the distribution of a €2 per share (deducted from issue premiums) is considered as a reimbursement of a contribution and is not subject to income tax according to article 112-1° of the French Tax Code. However, this part will be deducted from share acquisition price and will be subject to capital gain taxes when the shares are sold.

What is the tax on the 2014 fiscal year dividend?

From a tax standpoint, for individual shareholders with a tax residence in France, the distribution of €1.92 per share is subject to two separate tax regimes (as per the third resolution subject to AGM vote on April 21, 2015):
  • €0.56 is considered as distributed income from a tax standpoint. A social security tax of 15.5% will be charged on the gross amount. The dividend will also be subject to the progressive income tax rate (after deducting a 40% allowance, uncapped).
  • €1.36 (deducted from issue premiums) is considered as reimbursement of a contribution from a tax standpoint. This part of the dividend is not subject to income tax according to article 112-1° of the French Tax Code, because any earnings and reserves other than the legal reserve have already been distributed.

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