Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
- 2012 Annual Report
- Consolidated Financial Statements
- Management's Discussion and Analysis
- Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
- Reports on Internal Control
Binomial Option Pricing Model
Book Value per Share
Cost of Acquisition (COA)
Free Cash Flow
Price to Book Ratio
Price to Cash Flow Ratio
Price to Earnings Ratio
Return on Equity
Total Debt to Total Assets
Total Debt to Total Equity
Thomas C. O’Neill, FCPA, FCA
Barry K. Allen
André Bérard, O.C.
Ronald A. Brenneman
Robert E. Brown
George A. Cope
David F. Denison, FCPA, FCA
Anthony S. Fell, O.C.
The Honourable Edward C. Lumley, P.C.
The Honourable James Prentice, P.C., Q.C.
Robert C. Simmonds
Paul R. Weiss, FCPA, FCA
EP.R. Weiss (Chair), A. Bérard, S. Brochu, D.F. Denison, A.S. Fell, J. Prentice, R.C. Simmonds
The audit committee assists the board in the oversight of:
PENSION FUND COMMITTEE
EE.C. Lumley (Chair), R.A. Brenneman, R.E. Brown, D.F. Denison, C. Taylor, P.R. Weiss
The PFC assists the board in the oversight of:
CORPORATE GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE
ER.E. Brown (Chair), B.K. Allen, S. Brochu, E.C. Lumley, R.C. Simmonds
The CGC assists the board in:
MANAGEMENT RESOURCES AND COMPENSATION COMMITTEE
ER.A. Brenneman (Chair), B.K. Allen, A. Bérard, A.S. Fell, C. Taylor
The MRCC assists the board in the oversight of:
George A. Cope
Charles W. Brown
Kevin W. Crull
Executive Vice-President and Chief
Bernard le Duc
|Mary Ann Turcke|
Executive Vice-President –
Siim A. Vanaselja
Common Shares Outstanding December 31, 2012 – 775,381,645
2013 Dividend Schedule*
* Subject to dividends being declared by the board of directors
Capital Gains on Your Shares
Shareholders are required to pay tax on dividends as well as any capital gains they realize when they sell their shares or are deemed to have sold them. If you received Nortel Networks common shares in May 2000 and/or Bell Aliant Regional Communications Income Fund units in July 2006, you should contact the Investor Relations group to learn more about the tax implications impact on your cost or visit www.bce.ca.
Since January 1, 2006 and unless stated otherwise, dividends paid by BCE Inc. to Canadian residents are eligible dividends as per the Canadian Income Tax Act. Since March 24, 2006 and unless stated otherwise, dividends paid by BCE Inc. to Québec residents also qualify as eligible dividends.
NON-RESIDENTS OF CANADA
Dividends paid or credited to non-residents of Canada are subject to a 25% withholding tax unless reduced by treaty. Under current tax treaties, U.S. and U.K. residents are subject to a 15% withholding tax.
Beginning in 2012, the Canada Revenue Agency has introduced new rules requiring residents of any country with which Canada has a tax treaty to certify that they reside in that country and are eligible to have Canadian non-resident tax withheld on the payment of their dividends at the tax treaty rate. Registered shareholders should have completed the Declaration of Eligibility for Benefits under a Tax Treaty for a Non-Resident Taxpayer and returned it to the transfer agent.
In addition to the Declaration of Eligibility for Benefits under a Tax Treaty for a Non-Resident Taxpayer mentioned above, we are required to solicit taxpayer identification numbers and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Form W-9 certifications of residency from certain U.S. residents. If these have not been received, we may be required to deduct the IRS’s specified backup withholding tax. For more information, please contact the transfer agent or the Investor Relations group.
Dividend Reinvestment and Stock Purchase Plan
The Plan provides a convenient method for eligible holders of common shares to reinvest their dividends and make optional cash contributions to purchase additional common shares without brokerage costs.
Dividend Direct Deposit Service
Avoid postal delays and trips to the bank by joining the dividend direct deposit service.
Enrol in our e-delivery service to receive the proxy material, the annual report and/or quarterly reports by e-mail. By doing so, you will receive your documents faster and in an environmentally friendly manner while helping your company reduce printing and postage costs.
Manage Your Shareholder Account
Enrol to AnswerLine at www.canstockta.com and benefit from a wide variety of self-service tools to help track and manage your shares.
Help us control costs and eliminate duplicate mailings by consolidating your accounts.
For more details on any of these services, registered shareholders (shares are registered under your name) must contact the transfer agent. Non-registered shareholders must contact their brokers.
Transfer Agent and Registrar
For information on shareholder services or any other inquiries regarding your account (including stock transfer, address change, lost certificates and tax forms), contact:
Building A, 8th Floor