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Dividend

At the 15 May 2007 Annual General Meeting, the

Board of Directors will recommend a dividend of

EUR 3.10 per share, an increase of 19.2% compared

with the 2006 dividend. The dividend will

be payable as from 24 May 2007, if approved at

the Annual General Meeting.

The total amount of the payout is EUR 2,891.9 million,

compared to EUR 2,183.0 million in 2006.

The proposed payout rate is 40.3% (1) .

The Group’s objective is to increase the dividend

to reflect growth in income and the optimised

management of available capital.

Timeframe for claiming dividends: after five

years, any unclaimed dividends will be forfeited

and paid to the French Treasury, in accordance

with applicable legislation.

(1) Payout proposed to the Annual General Meeting expressed as a percentage of earnings per share.

Dividend growth

(in euros per share)

0.41

0.54

1996

1997

0.75

0.88

1.13

1998

1999

2000

1.20

1.20

1.45

2.00

2.60

3.10 *

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

* Subject to approval at the Annual General Meeting of

15 May 2007.

The dividends for the years 1996-2000 have been

adjusted to reflect the two-for-one share split carried out

on 20 February 2002.

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