Results of the AXA Group employee share offering in 2014
On August 22, 2014 AXA announced the launch of its 2014 employee share offering ("SharePlan 2014"), a capital increase reserved to its employees worldwide.Over 21,000 employees in 36 countries, representing approximately 19% of the eligible employees, subscribed to SharePlan 2014.
The aggregate proceeds from the offering amount to approximately Euro 314 million, for a total of over 19 million newly-issued shares, subscribed at a price of Euro 14.75 for the classic plan and Euro 16.44 for the leveraged plan. The new shares are created with full rights as of January 1st, 2014. This offering increases the total number of outstanding AXA shares which amounts to 2,440,974,398 on December 5, 2014.
Following SharePlan 2014, AXA’s employees hold 6.75% of the share capital and 8.41% of the voting rights.
ABOUT THE AXA GROUP
The AXA Group is a worldwide leader in insurance and asset management, with 157,000 employees serving 102 million clients in 56 countries. In 2013, IFRS revenues amounted to Euro 91.2 billion and IFRS underlying earnings to Euro 4.7 billion. AXA had Euro 1,113 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2013.
The AXA ordinary share is listed on compartment A of Euronext Paris under the ticker symbol CS (ISN FR 0000120628 – Bloomberg: CS FP – Reuters: AXAF.PA). AXA’s American Depository Share is also quoted on the OTC QX platform under the ticker symbol AXAHY.
The AXA Group is included in the main international SRI indexes, such as Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) and FTSE4GOOD.
It is a founding member of the UN Environment Programme’s Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) Principles for Sustainable Insurance and a signatory of the UN Principles for Responsible Investment.