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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 2020. 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 5, 2019 January 31, 2020 (Fri.) March 2, 2020 (Mon.) 72 $0.22563
March 5, 2020 May 1, 2020 (Fri.) June 1, 2020 (Mon.) 73 $0.22563
May 6, 2020 July 31, 2020 (Fri.) September 1, 2020 (Tues.) 74 $0.22563
August 5, 2020 November 2, 2020 (Mon.) December 1, 2020 (Tues.) 75 $0.22563
December 9, 2020 February 1, 2021 (Mon.) March 1, 2021 (Mon.) 76 $0.22563
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BCE.PR.A

05534B794

11,398,396

BCE.PR.B

05534B695

8,601,604

Annual dividend 3.61% per annum Floating
Dividend payment dates The 1st day of March, June, Sept. and Dec. The 12th day of every month
Dividend terms Until September 1, 2022, series AA shareholders are entitled to receive quarterly cash dividends of 3.61% per annum computed in accordance with the terms and conditions attached to such shares Until September 1, 2022, series AB shareholders are entitled to receive monthly floating adjustable cash dividends, computed in accordance with the terms and conditions attached to such shares
Redemption price $25.00 $25.50
Redemption terms BCE may redeem the series AA shares on September 1, 2022, and on September 1 every five years thereafter for $25.00 per share BCE may redeem the series AB shares at any time for $25.50 per share
Convertible into First Preferred, Series AB First Preferred, Series AA
Conversion date September 1, 2022 September 1, 2022
Conversion terms Holders of series AA shares will, subject to the automatic conversion provisions, have the right to convert, on September 1, 2022 and on September 1 every five years thereafter, their shares into an equal number of series AB shares upon giving to BCE notice thereof as per the terms and conditions of the conversion Holders of series AB shares will, subject to the automatic conversion provisions, have the right to convert, on September 1, 2022 and on September 1 every five years thereafter, their shares into an equal number of series AA 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 AA and series AB shares, if BCE determines that there would be outstanding on a conversion date less than 2,500,000 series AA shares, such remaining number of series AA shares shall automatically be converted into an equal number of series AB shares. Additionally, if BCE determines at such time that there would be outstanding on such conversion date less than 2,500,000 series AB shares, then no series AA shares shall be converted into series AB shares Following the close of business on last day for tendering the shares for conversion by holders of series AB and series AA shares, if BCE determines that there would be outstanding on a conversion date less than 2,500,000 series AB shares, such remaining number of series AB shares shall automatically be converted into an equal number of series AA shares. Additionally, if BCE determines at such time that there would be outstanding on such conversion date less than 2,500,000 series AA shares then, no series AB shares shall be converted into series AA shares