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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.) 25 $0.26625
February 3, 2021 February 26, 2021 (Fri.) March 31, 2021 (Wed.) 26 $0.26625
April 28, 2021 May 31, 2021 (Mon.) June 30, 2021 (Wed.) 27 $0.26625
August 4, 2021 August 31, 2021 (Tues.) September 30, 2021 (Thurs.) 28 $0.26625
November 3, 2021 November 30, 2021 (Tues.) December 31, 2021 (Fri.) 29 $0.26625
AO AP

Ticker symbol

Cusip

Shares outstanding

BCE.PR.O (formerly BAF.PR.C)

05534B620

4,600,000

N/A (not issued)

Annual dividend 4.260% 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 March 31, 2022, series AO shareholders are entitled to receive quarterly cash dividend of 4.260% per annum computed in accordance with the terms and conditions attached to such shares Starting March 31, 2022, series AP shareholders will be entitled to receive quarterly floating cash dividends, computed in accordance with the terms and conditions attached to such shares
Redemption price $25.00 $25.00
Redemption terms BCE may redeem the series AO on March 31, 2022, and every five years thereafter at $25.00 per share BCE may redeem the series AP on March 31, 2022, and every five years thereafter at $25.00 per share or $25.50 in the case of redemptions on any date which is not a Series AP conversion date after March 31, 2017
Convertible into First Preferred, Series AP First Preferred, Series AO
Conversion date March 31, 2022 March 31, 2022
Conversion terms Holders of series AO shares will, subject to the automatic conversion provisions, have the right to convert, on March 31, 2022 and on March 31 every five years thereafter, their shares into an equal number of series AP shares upon giving to BCE notice thereof as per the terms and conditions of the conversion Holders of series AP shares will, subject to the automatic conversion provisions, have the right to convert, on March 31, 2022 and on March 31 every five years thereafter, their shares into an equal number of series AO shares upon giving to BCE notice thereof as per the terms and conditions of the conversion
Automatic conversion Holders of series AO shares will not be entitled to convert their shares into series AP shares if BCE determines that there would remain outstanding on a series AO conversion date fewer than 1,000,000 Series AP shares. Such remaining number of series AP shares shall automatically be converted into an equal number of series AO shares Holders of series AP shares will not be entitled to convert their shares into series AO shares if BCE determines that there would remain outstanding on a series AP conversion date fewer than 1,000,000 Series AO shares. Such remaining number of series AO shares shall automatically be converted into an equal number of series AP shares