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Note Dividends paid by BCE to Canadian residents are eligible dividends for Canadian income tax purposes.

Schedule of dividend payments Below is a schedule of payment dates for 2021. It is important to note that this is subject to dividends being declared by the Board of Directors. When a dividend payment date falls on a day during the weekend or on a holiday, the payment is made on the following business day.

Declaration Record Payment Dividend no. Amount of dividend
December 10, 2020 December 31, 2020 (Thurs.) January 12, 2021 (Tues.) 168 $0.05104
December 10, 2020 January 29, 2021 (Fri.) February 12, 2021 (Fri.) 169 $0.05104
February 3, 2021 February 26, 2021 (Fri.) March 12, 2021 (Fri.) 170 $0.05104
March 4, 2021 March 31, 2021 (Wed.) April 12, 2021 (Mon.) 171 Floating
March 4, 2021 April 30, 2021 (Fri.) May 12, 2021 (Wed.) 172 Floating
April 28, 2021 May 31, 2021 (Mon.) June 14, 2021 (Mon.) 173 Floating
April 28, 2021 June 30, 2021 (Wed.) July 12, 2021 (Mon.) 174 Floating
April 28, 2021 July 30, 2021 (Fri.) August 12, 2021 (Thurs.) 175 Floating
August 4, 2021 August 31, 2021 (Tues.) September 13, 2021 (Mon.) 176 Floating
August 4, 2021 September 30, 2021 (Thurs.) October 12, 2021 (Tues.) 177 Floating
August 4, 2021 October 29, 2021 (Fri.) November 12, 2021 (Fri.) 178 Floating
November 3, 2021 November 30, 2021 (Tues.) December 13, 2021 (Mon.) 179 Floating
December 9, 2021 December 31, 2021 (Fri.) January 12, 2022 (Wed.) 180 Floating
December 9, 2021 January 31, 2022 (Mon.) February 14, 2022 (Mon.) 181 Floating
AE AF

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Shares outstanding

BCE.PR.E

05534B752

6,512,913

BCE.PR.F

05534B745

9,481,487

Former symbol BC.PR.A (formerly Bell Canada - Series 15) BC.PR.D (formerly Bell Canada - Series 16)
Annual dividend Floating 3.865% per annum
Dividend payment dates The 12th day of every month The 1st day of Feb., May, August and Nov.
Dividend terms Until February 1, 2025, series AE shareholders are entitled to receive monthly floating adjustable cash dividends, computed in accordance with the terms and conditions attached to such shares Until February 1, 2025, series AF shareholders are entitled to receive quarterly cash dividends of 3.865% per annum computed in accordance with the terms and conditions attached to such shares
Redemption price $25.50 $25.00
Redemption terms BCE may redeem the series AE shares at any time for $25.50 per share BCE may redeem the series AF shares on February 1, 2025, or on February 1 every five years thereafter for $25.00 per share
Convertible into First Preferred Shares, Series AF First Preferred Shares, Series AE
Conversion date February 1, 2025 February 1, 2025
Conversion terms Holders of series AE shares will, subject to the automatic conversion provisions, have the right to convert, on February 1, 2025 and every five years thereafter, their shares into an equal number of series AF shares upon giving to BCE notice thereof as per the terms and conditions of the conversion Holders of series AF shares will, subject to the automatic conversion provisions, have the right to convert, on February 1, 2025 and on February 1 every five years thereafter, their shares into an equal number of series AE shares upon giving to BCE notice thereof as per the terms and conditions of the conversion
Automatic conversion Following the close of business on last day for tendering the shares for conversion by holders of series AE and series AF shares, if BCE determines that there would be outstanding on a conversion date less than 1,000,000 series AE shares, such remaining number of series AE shares shall automatically be converted into an equal number of series AF shares. Additionally, if BCE determines at such time that there would be outstanding on such conversion date less than 1,000,000 series AF shares, then no series AE shares shall be converted into series AF shares Following the close of business on last day for tendering the shares for conversion by holders of series AE and series AF shares, if BCE determines that there would be outstanding on a conversion date less than 1,000,000 series AF shares, such remaining number of series AF shares shall automatically be converted into an equal number of series AE shares. Additionally, if BCE determines at such time that there would be outstanding on such conversion date less than 1,000,000 series AE shares, then no series AF shares shall be converted into series AE shares