This reduction in share count results from the 2,500,000 shares capital increase related to the 5th employee share ownership plan (ESOP 2018) and the cancellation of 4 023 303 treasury shares. Those shares were acquired via both the share repurchase agreement implemented to neutralize the dilutive effect of the capital increase and the multi-year share buyback program.
This capital reduction brings share count down by 1,190,012 shares or 0.7% of the capital since January 1st and confirms the ability of the Group to associate employees with its development and performance while delivering an attractive return to shareholders with share buybacks completed during the year which enabled a decrease in outstanding shares.
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