The Board of Directors of Thales, meeting on 27 September 2018, decided to distribute an interim cash dividend of €0.50 per share for the current 2018 financial year. The ex-dividend date will be 4 December 2018 and the interim dividend will be paid on 6 December 2018.
Dividends are paid to the holder of the share according to law and the articles of association. The Company uses the Euroclear direct payment procedure, which allows each shareholder to receive the dividend on the payment date.
For the 2017 financial year, a total amount of €1.75 per share has been approved by the 23 May 2018. The dividend paid on 1st June 2018 amounted to €1.30 per share, after deducting the interim dividend of €0.45 per share paid in December 2017.
In accordance with new article 158-3-2 of the French tax code, the dividend qualifies for the 40% reduction applicable to individual shareholders resident in France for tax purposes. This reduction is not applicable to other shareholders.