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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 $0.300750
February 3, 2021 February 26, 2021 (Fri.) March 31, 2021 (Wed.) 26 $0.300750
April 28, 2021 May 31, 2021 (Mon.) June 30, 2021 (Wed.) 27 $0.300750
August 4, 2021 August 31, 2021 (Tues.) September 30, 2021 (Thurs.) 28 $0.300750
November 3, 2021 November 30, 2021 (Tues.) December 31, 2021 (Fri.) 29 $0.300750
AQ AR

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Cusip

Shares outstanding

BCE.PR.Q (formerly BAF.PR.E)

05534B596

9,200,000

N/A (not issued)

Annual dividend 4.812% 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 September 30, 2023, series AQ shareholders are entitled to receive quarterly cash dividend of 4.812% per annum computed in accordance with the terms and conditions attached to such shares Starting September 30, 2023, series AR 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 AQ on September 30, 2023, and every five years thereafter at $25.00 per share BCE may redeem the series AR on September 30, 2023, 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 AR conversion date after September 30, 2018
Convertible into First Preferred, Series AR First Preferred, Series AQ
Conversion date September 30, 2023 September 30, 2023
Conversion terms Holders of series AQ shares will, subject to the automatic conversion provisions, have the right to convert, on September 30, 2018 and on September 30 every five years thereafter, their shares into an equal number of series AR shares upon giving to BCE notice thereof as per the terms and conditions of the conversion Holders of series AR shares will, subject to the automatic conversion provisions, have the right to convert, on September 30, 2023 and on September 30 every five years thereafter, their shares into an equal number of series AQ shares upon giving to BCE notice thereof as per the terms and conditions of the conversion
Automatic conversion Holders of series AQ shares will not be entitled to convert their shares into series AR shares if BCE determines that there would remain outstanding on a series AQ conversion date fewer than 1,000,000 Series AR shares. Such remaining number of series AQ shares shall automatically be converted into an equal number of series AR shares Holders of series AR shares will not be entitled to convert their shares into series AQ shares if BCE determines that there would remain outstanding on a series AR conversion date fewer than 1,000,000 Series AQ shares. Such remaining number of series AQ shares shall automatically be converted into an equal number of series AR shares