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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 2024. 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 date that is not a business day, the payment is made on the following business day.

Declaration Record Payment Dividend number Amount of dividend
November 1, 2023 December 29, 2023 (Friday) January 12, 2024 (Friday) 272 $0.15000
November 1, 2023 January 31, 2024 (Wednesday) February 12, 2024 (Monday) 273 $0.15000
February 7, 2024 February 29, 2024 (Thursday) March 12, 2024 (Tuesday) 274 $0.15000
February 7, 2024 March 28, 2024 (Thursday) April 12, 2024 (Friday) 275 $0.15000
February 7, 2024 April 30, 2024 (Tuesday) May 12, 2024 (Sunday) 276 $0.15000
May 1, 2024 May 31, 2024 (Friday) June 12, 2024 (Wednesday) 277 $0.15000
May 1, 2024 June 28, 2024 (Friday) July 12, 2024 (Friday) 278 Floating
May 1, 2024 July 31, 2024 (Wednesday) August 12, 2024 (Monday) 279 Floating
July 31, 2024 August 30, 2024 (Friday) September 12, 2024 (Thursday) 280 Floating
July 31, 2024 September 27, 2024 (Friday) October 12, 2024 (Saturday) 281 Floating
July 31, 2024 October 31, 2024 (Thursday) November 12, 2024 (Tuesday) 282 Floating
November 6, 2024 November 29, 2024 (Friday) December 12, 2024 (Thursday) 283 Floating
November 6, 2024 December 31, 2024 (Tuesday) January 12, 2025 (Sunday) 284 Floating
November 6, 2024 January 31, 2025 (Friday) February 12, 2025 (Wednesday) 285 Floating
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Shares outstanding

BCE.PR.Y

05534B851

6,153,852 (As at March 31, 2024)

BCE.PR.Z

05534B828

2,673,931 (As at March 31, 2024)

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