“The information note (in German and English) in respect of the 2012 EADS Employee Share Ownership Plan is accessible and available free of charge in printed versions to every interested person at the EADS headquarters and at the EADS head offices, in accordance with the European Prospectus Directive n° 2003/71/EC as implemented by European countries.”
EADS supports employee share ownership.
Since its creation, EADS has regularly offered qualifying employees the opportunity to purchase EADS shares on favourable terms through employee share ownership plans (“ESOPs”).
The following table summarises the main terms of the ESOPs conducted from 2000-2012: (including 2010 Special Anniversary Free Share Plan)
|Year||Shares subscribed||Delivery date||Discounted Price per share|
|2012||2,177,103||30 July 2012||27.07 - 28.55|
|2011||2,445,527||29 July 2011||21.49-22.15|
|2010||1,184,220||10 July 2010||0€ (Special Anniversary Free Share Plan)|
|2009||1,358,936||18 Dec 2009||10.76 €|
|2008||2,031,820||25 Jul 2008||11.70 - 12.79 €|
|2007||2,037,835||09 May 2007||17.16 - 19.62 €|
|2005||1,938,309||29 Jul 2005||18.86 €|
|2004||2,017,822||03 Dec 2004||18.00 €|
|2003||1,686,682||05 Dec 2003||12.48 €|
|2002||2,022,939||04 Dec 2002||7.93 - 8.86 €|
|2001||2,017,894||05 Dec 2001||10.70 €|
|2000||11,769,259||21 Sep 2000||15.30 €|
In 2010, the normal ESOP plan was replaced through a worldwide 10 years EADS – Special Anniversary Free Share Plan for about 118,000 employees in 29 countries.
Each eligible employee was granted 10 free shares in EADS, resulting in the distribution of 1,184,220 shares in total. Such shares were distributed out of treasury and therefore had no impact on the issued share capital.
This exceptional free share grant was implemented in order to celebrate the initial public offering of EADS ten years ago and to strengthen each employee’s sense of belonging to EADS.
EADS intends to implement an ESOP in 2012, subject to approval by the Board of Directors. The 2012 ESOP is expected to be a share matching plan, whereby the company would match a certain number of directly acquired shares with a grant of free shares. The total offering would be up to approximately 3.2 million shares of the Company, i.e. up to 0.39% of its issued share capital, open to all qualifying employees.
Former employee offerings
Similar conditions applied in earlier employee offerings. Details are available in the Registration Document 2012 (Chapter 4.3.2).
Status: Dec. 2012