Capgemini’s tenth Employee Share Ownership Plan:
share buyback to neutralize dilution
Paris, October 12, 2023 – As part of its tenth Employee Share Ownership Plan (ESOP), Capgemini is announcing the launch of a share buyback to neutralize the shareholder dilution associated with this plan.
Capgemini will allocate in advance the proceeds of this tenth ESOP plan – which takes the form of a capital increase reserved for employees – to the repurchase of existing shares. This share buyback operation is designed to neutralize the shareholder dilution resulting from the capital increase, and will take place before December 19, 2023, the date on which the capital increase will become effective. On this date, employee shareholding will be increased by a maximum of 3.2 million shares (representing 1.84% of existing share capital), with no material impact on the Group’s cash position and no significant dilution of existing shareholders.
On October 12, 2023, Capgemini SE entered into a share buyback agreement with an investment services provider, which is also the institution structuring the employee share ownership plan. Capgemini has thus undertaken to buy back its own shares, up to a limit of 3.2 million shares and 640 million euros, for the purpose of cancellation. The main terms and conditions of the share buyback agreement are detailed in the appendix to this press release.
As a reminder, this share buyback transaction follows the announcement on September 14, 2023 of the launch of the ESOP plan and the decision by Capgemini SE’s Board of Directors to authorize a dedicated share buyback program. The terms of these two transactions fall within the scope of authorizations granted by the Shareholders’ Meeting of May 16, 2023.
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Main terms and conditions of the share buyback agreement
Capgemini SE undertakes to buy back its own shares up to a limit of 3,200,000 shares and 640 000 000 euros, with a view to cancelling them.
The price per share to be paid will be calculated based on the volume-weighted average daily share prices over a maximum period of 20 trading days starting on October 13, 2023, and corresponding to the period for setting the reference price of the shares to be issued under the new ESOP plan.
Share buyback transactions by the investment services provider under this agreement will cease no later than November 9, 2023.