In July 2000 EADS was created by merging Aerospatiale Matra of France, DASA of Germany (Daimler Chrysler Aerospace AG excluding MTU Triebwerke) and CASA of Spain (Construcciones Aeronauticas SA).
Aerospatiale Matra was already listed on the Paris Stock Exchange prior to the merger.
On 12 April 2017 Airbus Group SE was renamed Airbus SE after approval of the respective resolution at the Annual General Meeting of shareholders.
Sophos develops products for communication endpoint, encryption, network security, email security, mobile security and unified threat management.Sophos is primarily focused on providing security software to the mid market and pragmatic enterprise from 100 to 5000 Seat organisations.Whilst not a primary focus, Sophos also protects home users, through a free anti virus software (Sophos Home) intended to demonstrate product functionality.It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.One of the key reasons for this reform was to make the Netherlands a more attractive country to invest in.
An important modification in the Dutch Dividend Tax Act is that the interest withholding tax rate has been decreased from 25% to 15%.This implies that per January 1, 2007, based on Dutch tax law, all dividend distributions, independent of the origin/ home country of the shareholder, are subject to a 15% dividend withholding tax.Should a tax treaty between the Netherlands and the country of a Dutch company's shareholder offer a withholding tax rate lower than 15%, the lower percentage will prevail.All of the shares bought back under the Agreement will be cancelled.Airbus Group implements share buyback programmes (for further information please refer to Airbus Group Registration Document in particular Section 184.108.40.206 “Description of the share repurchase programme authorized by the Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders held on 27 March 2013” and Section 220.127.116.11 ' Description of the share repurchase programme to be authorised by the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders to be held on ').In 2013, Airbus formalised a dividend policy demonstrating a strong commitment to shareholders’ returns.