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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
November 4, 2020 November 30, 2020 (Mon.) December 31, 2020 (Thurs.) 16 $0.12785
February 3, 2021 February 26, 2021 (Fri.) March 31, 2021 (Wed.) 17 $0.12261
April 28, 2021 May 31, 2021 (Mon.) June 30, 2021 (Wed.) 18 Floating
August 4, 2021 August 31, 2021 (Tues.) September 30, 2021 (Thurs.) 19 Floating
November 3, 2021 November 30, 2021 (Tues.) December 31, 2021 (Fri.) 20 Floating

To revisit at conversion – December 2021 (note that the results will appear in the 2022 calendar)

AK AL

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BCE.PR.K

05534B679

22,745,921

BCE.PR.L

05534B661

2,254,079

Annual dividend 2.954% per annum Floating
Dividend payment dates The last day of March, June, Sept. and Dec. The last day of March, June, Sept. and Dec.
Dividend terms Until December 30, 2021, Series AK shareholders are entitled to receive quarterly cash dividends of 2.954% per annum computed in accordance with the terms and conditions attached to such shares Until December 30, 2021, Series AL shareholders will be entitled to receive quarterly floating rate cumulative preferential cash dividends, computed in accordance with the terms and conditions attached to such shares
Redemption price $25.00 $25.00 on conversion date or $25.50 on any other date
Redemption terms BCE may redeem the series AK shares on December 31, 2021 and on December 31 every five years thereafter for $25.00 per share BCE may redeem the series AL shares at any time for $25.50 per share
Convertible into First Preferred Shares, Series AL First Preferred Shares, Series AK
Conversion date December 31, 2021 December 31, 2021
Conversion terms Holders of series AK shares will, subject to the automatic conversion provisions, have the right to convert, on December 31, 2021 and on December 31 every five years thereafter, their shares into an equal number of series AL shares upon giving to BCE notice thereof as per the terms and conditions of the conversion Holders of series AL shares will, subject to the automatic conversion provisions, have the right to convert, on December 31, 2021 and on December 31 every five years thereafter, their shares into an equal number of series AK shares upon giving to BCE notice thereof as per the terms and conditions of the conversion
Automatic conversion If the BCE determines that there would remain outstanding on a conversion date fewer than 1,000,000 series AK shares, after having taken into account all election notices, such remaining number of series AK shares shall automatically be converted into an equal number of series AL shares. Additionally, if BCE determines at such time that there would be outstanding on such conversion date less than 1,000,000 series AL shares, then no series AK shares shall be converted into series AL shares If BCE determines that there would remain outstanding on a conversion date fewer than 1,000,000 series AL shares, after having taken into account all election notices, such remaining number of series AL shares shall automatically be converted into an equal number of series AK shares. Additionally, if BCE determines at such time that there would be outstanding on such conversion date less than 1,000,000 series AK shares, then no series AL shares shall be converted into series AK shares