Employee Share Ownership Plan Airbus

Airbus ESOP 2017

“The information note (in German and English) in respect of the 2017 Airbus Employee Share Ownership Plan is accessible and available free of charge in printed versions to every interested person at the Airbus headquarters and at the Airbus head offices, in accordance with the European Prospectus Directive n° 2003/71/EC as implemented by European countries.”

Airbus supports employee share ownership

Since its creation, Airbus has regularly offered qualifying employees the opportunity to purchase Airbus shares on favourable terms through employee share ownership plans (“ESOPs”).

The following table summarises the main terms of the ESOPs conducted from 2000-2016: (including 2010 Special Anniversary Free Share Plan and 2013 Free Share Plan)

Year Shares subscribed Delivery date Price per share
2016 (ESOP) 1,366,893 14 April 2016 55.41€ (1) - 54.31 (2)
2015 (ESOP) 1,436,901 21 April 2015 49.70€ (1) - 51.63€ (2)
2013 (ESOP) 2,113,245 29 July 2013 42.02€ - 44.20€
2013 (FSP) 1,461,540 15 Nov 2013 52.50€
2012 2,177,103 30 July 2012 27.07€ - 28.55€
2011 2,445,527   29 July 2011 21.49€ -22.15€
2010 1,184,220 15 Nov 2010 0€ (Special Anniversary Free Share Plan)
2009 1,358,936 18 Dec 2009 10.76 €
2008 2,031,820 25 Jul 2008 11.70 - 12.79 €
2007 2,037,835 09 May 2007 17.16 - 19.62 €
2006  no offering    
2005  1,938,309    29 Jul 2005 18.86 €
2004  2,017,822 03 Dec 2004 18.00 €
2003 1,686,682 05 Dec 2003 12.48 €
2002 2,022,939 04 Dec 2002 7.93 - 8.86 €
2001 2,017,894 05 Dec 2001 10.70 €
2000 11,769,259 21 Sep 2000 15.30 €

(1) Shares purchased within context of Group employee savings plan PEG
(2) Direct ownership

Airbus Group ESOP 2016

“The information note (in German and English) in respect of the 2016 Airbus Group Employee Share Ownership Plan is accessible and available free of charge in printed versions to every interested person at the Airbus Group headquarters and at the Airbus Group head offices, in accordance with the European Prospectus Directive n° 2003/71/EC as implemented by European countries.”

Airbus Group ESOP 2015

“The information note (in German and English) in respect of the 2015 Airbus Group Employee Share Ownership Plan is accessible and available free of charge in printed versions to every interested person at the Airbus Group headquarters and at the Airbus Group head offices, in accordance with the European Prospectus Directive n° 2003/71/EC as implemented by European countries.”

ESOP 2013

In June 2013, the Company offered to qualifying employees a maximum of 0.45% of its total issued share capital before the offering. This employee offering was for up to 3,200,000 shares of a nominal value of € 1 each.
The employee offering was open only to employees who:

  • had at least five months’ seniority;
  • were employed by (i) the Company or (ii) one of its subsidiaries or (iii) companies in which the Company holds at least 50% of the share capital and over whose management it has a determining influence.

Non-Executive Members of the Board were not eligible to participate in the ESOP offer.
The employee offering was divided into two tranches:

  • shares subscribed for by qualifying employees as part of a Group employee savings plan were offered for a price of € 42.02 per share;
  • shares subscribed for by qualifying employees directly were offered for a price of € 44.20 per share.

The 2013 ESOP was structured as a share matching plan, whereby the Company matched a certain number of shares purchased at fair market value with a grant of free shares based on a defined ratio. This ratio varied depending on the number of shares purchased, representing a maximum discount of 50% for 10 purchased shares and a minimum discount of 21% for 400 purchased shares (the maximum number of shares available for purchase by a single employee).

The employees are generally restricted from selling the shares offered in this employee offering for one year and sometimes longer in certain countries. A total number of 2,113,245 shares were issued in the employee offering. Shares were delivered on 29 July 2013.

Free Share Plan 2013

Following the Annual General Meeting on 29 May 2013, 10 Free Shares were granted to all eligible employees of the Group to reward them for their engagement and commitment to the Company with an effective date 15 November 2013.
Group Executive Committee Members, Group non-Executive Members of the Board, all Group Executives were not eligible to receive these 10 Free Shares.

Former employee offerings

Similar conditions applied in earlier employee offerings. Details are available in the: Registration Document 2014 (Chapter 4.3.2).

Status: April 2015