This reduction in share count results from the 3,600,000 shares capital increase related to the 4th employee share ownership plan (ESOP 2017) and the cancellation of 4 265 838 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 new capital reduction brings share count down by 3,080,523 shares or 1.8% of the capital since January 1st and illustrates the ability of the Group to associate employees with its development and performance while delivering an attractive return to shareholders.
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