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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 2023. 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 number Amount of dividend
December 8, 2022 December 30, 2022 (Friday) January 12, 2023 (Thursday) 260 $0.13202
December 8, 2022 January 31, 2023 (Tuesday) February 12, 2023 (Sunday) 261 $0.13538
February 1, 2023 February 28, 2023 (Tuesday) March 12, 2023 (Sunday) 262 Floating
March 2, 2023 March 31, 2023 (Friday) April 12, 2023 (Wednesday) 263 Floating
March 2, 2023 April 28, 2023 (Friday) May 12, 2023 (Friday) 264 Floating
May 3, 2023 May 31, 2023 (Wednesday) June 12, 2023 (Monday) 265 Floating
May 3, 2023 June 30, 2023 (Friday) July 12, 2023 (Wednesday) 266 Floating
May 3, 2023 July 31, 2023 (Monday) August 12, 2023 (Saturday) 267 Floating
August  2, 2023 August 31, 2023 (Thursday) September 12, 2023 (Tuesday) 268 Floating
August  2, 2023 September 29, 2023 (Friday) October 12, 2023 (Thurssday) 269 Floating
August  2, 2023 October 31, 2023 (Tuesday) November 12, 2023 (Sunday) 270 Floating
November 1, 2023 November 30, 2023 (Thursday) December 12, 2023 (Tuesday) 271 Floating
December 7, 2023 December 29, 2023 (Friday) January 12, 2024 (Friday) 272 Floating
December 7, 2023 January 31, 2024 (Wednesday) February 12, 2024 (Monday) 273 Floating
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BCE.PR.Y

05534B851

7,020,252

BCE.PR.Z

05534B828

2,977,548

Annual dividend Floating 5.346% per annum
Dividend payment dates The 12th day of every month The 1st day of March, June, Sept. and Dec.
Dividend terms Until December 1, 2027, series Y shareholders are entitled to receive monthly floating adjustable cash dividends, computed in accordance with the terms and conditions attached to such shares Until December 1, 2027, series Z shareholders are entitled to receive quarterly cash dividends of 5.346% 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 Y shares at any time for $25.50 per share BCE may redeem the series Z shares on December 1, 2027, and every five years thereafter for $25.00 per share
Convertible into First Preferred, Series Z First Preferred, Series Y
Conversion date December 1, 2027 December 1, 2027
Conversion terms Holders of series Y shares will, subject to the automatic conversion provisions, have the right to convert, on December 1, 2027 and on December 1 every five years thereafter, their shares into an equal number of series Z shares upon giving to BCE notice thereof as per the terms and conditions of the conversion Holders of series Z shares will, subject to the automatic conversion provisions, have the right to convert, on December 1, 2027 and on December 1 every five years thereafter, their shares into an equal number of series Y 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 Y and series Z shares, if BCE determines that there would be outstanding on a conversion date less than 1,000,000 series Y shares, such remaining number of series Y shares shall automatically be converted into an equal number of series Z shares. Additionally, if BCE determines at such time that there would be outstanding on such conversion date less than 1,000,000 series Z shares, then no series Y shares shall be converted into series Z shares Following the close of business on last day for tendering the shares for conversion by holders of series Z and series Y shares, if BCE determines that there would be outstanding on a conversion date less than 1,000,000 series Z shares, such remaining number of series Z shares shall automatically be converted into an equal number of series Y shares. Additionally, if BCE determines at such time that there would be outstanding on such conversion date less than 1,000,000 series Y shares, then no series Z shares shall be converted into series Y shares