The five million newly-issued shares were subscribed at a price of 46 euros and carry rights to dividends distributed in respect of the period as from January 1, 2014.  The corresponding capital increase, carried out on December 18, was of 230 million euros and brought the number of Capgemini shares outstanding to 163,592,949.

17,660 team members from 20 participating countries1 subscribed to this plan, representing 13.7% of the eligible population.

This plan was realised in conjunction with the termination of the first plan, ESOP 2009, and enables the Group to maintain a significant employee share ownership, above 6%.

Paul Hermelin, Capgemini Chairman and CEO, said: “We saw an increase of over 50% in the number of ESOP 2014 participants, compared to ESOP 2012, which was already a big success. This is another strong sign of confidence in the future prospects of the Group.”