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BOARD OF DIRECTORS, EXECUTIVES, INVESTOR INFORMATION

Board of directors

AS OF MARCH 2, 2017

 

Gordon M. Nixon
ONTARIO, CANADA
Corporate Director, Chair of the Board, BCE Inc. and Bell Canada
Director since November 2014

Barry K. Allen
FLORIDA, UNITED STATES
Operating Partner,
Providence Equity
Partners LLC
Director since May 2009

Ronald A. Brenneman
ALBERTA, CANADA
Corporate Director
Director since November 2003

Sophie Brochu
QUÉBEC, CANADA
President and
Chief Executive Officer,
Gaz Métro Inc.
Director since May 2010

Robert E. Brown
QUÉBEC, CANADA
Corporate Director
Director since May 2009

George A. Cope
ONTARIO, CANADA
President and
Chief Executive Officer,
BCE Inc. and Bell Canada
Director since July 2008

David F. Denison,
FCPA, FCA
ONTARIO, CANADA
Corporate Director
Director since October 2012

Robert P. Dexter
NOVA SCOTIA, CANADA
Chair and Chief Executive Officer,
Maritime Travel Inc.
Director since November 2014

Ian Greenberg
QUÉBEC, CANADA
Corporate Director
Director since July 2013

Katherine Lee
ONTARIO, CANADA
Chief Executive Officer,
3 Angels Holdings Limited
Director since August 2015

Monique F. Leroux
C.M., O.Q., FCPA, FCA
QUÉBEC, CANADA
President and
Chief Executive Officer,
Air Canada
Director since April 2016

Calin Rovinescu
QUÉBEC, CANADA
President and
Chief Executive Officer,
Air Canada
Director since April 2016

Robert C. Simmonds
ONTARIO, CANADA
Chair, Lenbrook Corporation
Director since May 2011

Paul R. Weiss,
FCPA, FCA
ONTARIO, CANADA
Corporate Director
Director since May 2009

 

 

Committees of the board

 

AUDIT COMMITTEE

P.R. Weiss (Chair),
D.F. Denison, R.P. Dexter,
I. Greenberg, K. Lee,
M.F. Leroux, R.C. Simmonds

AUDIT COMMITTEE The audit committee assists the board in the oversight of:

  • the integrity of BCE Inc.’s financial statements and related information

  • BCE Inc.’s compliance with applicable legal and regulatory requirements

  • the independence, qualifications and appointment of the external auditors

  • the performance of both the external and internal auditors

  • management’s responsibility for assessing and reporting on the effectiveness of internal controls

  • BCE Inc.’s enterprise risk management processes.

PENSION FUND COMMITTEE

D.F. Denison (Chair),
R.A. Brenneman, R.P. Dexter,
K. Lee, C. Rovinescu, P.R. Weiss

The PFC assists the board in the oversight of:

  • the administration, funding and investment of BCE Inc.’s pension plans and funds

  • the unitized pooled funds sponsored by BCE Inc. for the collective investment of the funds and the participant subsidiaries’ pension funds.

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE

R.E. Brown (Chair),
B.K. Allen, S. Brochu,
M.F. Leroux, R.C. Simmonds

The CGC assists the board in:

  • developing and implementing BCE Inc.’s corporate governance guidelines

  • identifying individuals qualified to become members of the board

  • determining the composition of the board and its committees

  • determining the directors’ remuneration for board and committee service

  • developing and overseeing a process to assess the Chair of the board, the board, committees of the board, Chairs of committees and individual directors

  • reviewing and recommending for board approval BCE Inc.’s policies concerning business conduct, ethics, public disclosure of material information and other matters.

MANAGEMENT RESOURCES AND COMPENSATION COMMITTEE

R.A. Brenneman (Chair),
B.K. Allen, S. Brochu,
R.E. Brown, I. Greenberg,
C. Rovinescu

The MRCC assists the board in the oversight of:

  • the compensation, nomination, evaluation and succession of officers and other management personnel

  • the health and safety policies and practices.

 

Executives

AS OF MARCH 2, 2017

 

George A. Cope
President and Chief Executive Officer,
BCE Inc. and Bell Canada

Mirko Bibic
Chief Legal & Regulatory Officer and Executive Vice-President – Corporate Development,
BCE Inc. and Bell Canada

Charles Brown
President – The Source,
Bell Canada

Michael Cole
Executive Vice-President and Chief Information Officer,
Bell Canada

Stephen Howe
Executive Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer,
Bell Canada

Rizwan Jamal
President – Bell Residential & Small Business,
Bell Canada

Blaik Kirby
President – Bell Mobility,
Bell Canada

Glen LeBlanc
Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer,
BCE Inc. and Bell Canada

Bernard le Duc
Executive Vice-President – Corporate Services,
BCE Inc. and Bell Canada

Randy Lennox
President – Bell Media,
Bell Canada

Thomas Little
President – Bell Business Markets,
Bell Canada

Wade Oosterman
Group President,
BCE Inc. and Bell Canada

Martine Turcotte
Vice Chair – Québec,
BCE Inc. and Bell Canada

John Watson
Executive Vice-President – Customer Experience,
Bell Canada

 

 

Investor information

Share facts

SYMBOL
BCE

LISTINGS
TSX and NYSE stock exchanges

You will find a summary of the differences between our governance practices and the NYSE corporate governance rules in the Governance section of our website at BCE.ca.

COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING
December 31, 2016 – 870,706,332

QUARTERLY DIVIDEND*
$0.7175 per common share

2017 DIVIDEND SCHEDULE*

 

Tax aspects

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 on your cost, or visit BCE.ca

DIVIDENDS
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 a tax 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 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.

U.S. RESIDENTS
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.

Record date Payment date**
March 15, 2017 April 15, 2017
June 15, 2017 July 15, 2017
September 15, 2017 October 15, 2017
December 15, 2017 January 15, 2018
*Subject to dividends being declared by the board of directors
** When a dividend payment date falls on a weekend, the payment is made on the following business day

2017 QUARTERLY EARNINGS RELEASE DATES

First quarter April 26, 2017
Second quarter August 3, 2017
Third quarter November 2, 2017
Fourth quarter February 8, 2018

Quarterly and annual reports as well as other corporate documents can be found on our website. Copies can be requested from the Investor Relations group.

  

  

 

 

Shareholder services

DIVIDEND REINVESTMENT AND STOCK PURCHASE PLAN
A convenient method for eligible shareholders 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.

DIRECT REGISTRATION (DRS)
HOLDING YOUR SHARES ELECTRONICALLY IN LIEU OF SHARE CERTIFICATES

Holdings are represented by a statement issued when establishing or subsequently modifying your DRS balance. This option removes the risks of holding share certificates, including their safekeeping, and, most importantly, eases the replacement process. Note that there is a cost to replace lost or stolen certificates as well as certificates mailed and never received by the shareholder (if claimed two years after mailing). Generally this cost is a percentage of the value of the shares represented.

E-DELIVERY SERVICE
Enrol to the 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 its costs.

DUPLICATE MAILINGS
Eliminate duplicate mailings by consolidating your accounts.

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.

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.

 

Contact information

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:

CST Trust Company
320 Bay Street, 3rd Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5H 4A6
 

e-mail bce@canstockta.com
tel 416 682-3861 or 1 800 561-0934
(toll free in Canada and the U.S.)
fax 514 985-8843 or 1 888 249-6189
(toll free in Canada and the U.S.)
website www.canstockta.com

INVESTOR RELATIONS

For financial inquiries: Building A, 8th Floor
1 Carrefour Alexander-Graham-Bell
Verdun, Québec H3E 3B3
 
e-mail investor.relations@bce.ca
tel 1 800 339-6353
fax 514 786-3970
  or visit the Investors section
of our website at BCE.ca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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