AXA (“AXA”) announced a distribution of Rights to holders of AXA Ordinary Shares. The Rights were not registered in the United States and will not be distributed to holders of AXA
American Depositary Shares (“ADS’s”). In lieu of the Rights, The Bank of New York Mellon, as the agent for AXA, sold the rights in the home market and will distribute the proceeds of the
sale to AXA ADS Holders. The distribution is $0.559728 per ADS (gross rate of $0.579728 - $0.02000 Depositary Fee).
The ADS record date is November 13, 2009. The payable date is December 4, 2009. The New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) has set December 1, 2009 as the ex-distribution date.
This action will be coordinated with the Options Clearing Corporation.