Message from Thomas Buberl - CEO of AXA

For the twenty-fifth year running, AXA has decided to open up its capital to its employees, offering them an opportunity to once again share in the Group’s robust growth and success as shareholders.

AXA’s performance in 2017 was excellent, in line with our Ambition 2020 strategic plan, thanks to the outstanding commitment shown by our teams and the simplification of our organization. For the first time in the AXA Group’s history, our underlying earnings and net income both crossed the €6 billion mark. These positive results enabled us to pay our shareholders a dividend of €1.26 per share, up 9% from the previous year.

Our ambition is to continue moving forward together, creating sustained long-term growth and value for all our stakeholders. We will achieve this by continuing to build on our strong societal actions, from individual initiatives with AXA Hearts In Action to Group-level commitments, particularly to combat global warming.

Shareplan offers a privileged investment opportunity for the Group’s employees and I am delighted to inaugurate this 2018 operation. In 2017, over 29,000 employees from 39 countries, representing more than 27% of the employees concerned, took part in Shareplan, with a total amount of subscriptions representing approximately €444 million. These results highlight the strong level of support for our business development project.

Choosing to invest your savings in Shareplan is of course an individual decision and I would encourage each of you to consider this carefully in line with your own personal objectives. 

In the Shareplan 2018 brochure, you will find information to help you make an informed investment decision. Your Human Resources correspondents are also available to answer any questions you may have.

Thank you for your continued confidence in AXA.

 

Thomas Buberl
AXA’s Chief Executive Officer

Investment modeller
An investment modeling tool is accessible at the following address:

Internet: https://shareplan.axa.com 
password: Shareplan2018

Important: The investment modelling tool is not compatible with Internet Explorer 8 

IMPORTANT RISK INFORMATION 
The figures in this tool are provided for illustrative purposes only. The final value of your units and the amount you receive on redemption of your units (including any Euro personal investment under the Leverage Plan) will be determined in accordance with the Fund Regulations and will be affected by the performance of the AXA share price (which can go up or down) and the prevailing Euro : Sterling exchange rate at the time. Currency fluctuations may mean that your personal Euro investment on redemption is lower than the original Sterling amount you invested.
 
Please note: The online Shareplan service site (services by Equiniti) requires a Unique Reference Number (URN) and your National Insurance (NI) Number.
2018 Prices
   Reference Price  Subscription Price 
 Traditional    € 23.19 / £ 20.42  € 18.56 / £ 16.34
 Leverage   € 23.19 / £ 20.42 € 21.83 / £ 19.22

Sterling values based on a determined FX rate of €1 / £0.88045
2018 Key dates
 Dates  Events  Information
27 August* 2018 to 10 September 2018 Reservation period The online Shareplan service will open 10.00am (UK time) Tuesday 28 August 2018 and will close 11.00am (UK time) Monday 10 September 2018
18 September 2018 to 15 October 2018 Price Setting Period  Reference Price is determined
16 October 2018 Reference & Subscription Prices published & announced Reference & Subscription Prices made public
18 October 2018 to 21 October 2018 ** Cancellation/subscription period The online Shareplan service will open 10.00am (UK time) Thursday 18 October 2018 and will close Sunday 21 October 2018.
30 November 2018 Capital Increase Date to be confirmed


* Invitations to participate will be sent to UK employees on Tuesday 28 August because Monday 27 August 2018 is a UK public holiday.

** The final two days of the Cancellation/subscription period fall on a Saturday and Sunday and there will be no administrative support on these days to assist you with either a cancellation and subscription request or any other query. It is therefore recommended that you if you want to make a cancellation and subscription instruction or raise any questions that you do this before 4.00pm (UK time) on Friday 19 October 2018.

 
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