Notice on an italian Newspaper published on April 28, 2012
Distribution of dividends
Notice is hereby given that at the Ordinary Meeting of Stockholders held on April 27, 2012, the distribution of dividends in the aggregate amount of Euro 0.49 for each ordinary share was approved. Dividends are payable out of the Company’s aggregate 2011 net income (after setting aside the amount required to be allocated to the legal reserve) and, for the remaining amount, payable out of the extraordinary reserve composed of profits of tax years ending after December 31 2007.According to the Borsa Italiana calendar, dividends will be payable on May 24, 2012 (with an ex dividend date of May 21, 2012).
Regarding the American Depositary Shares (ADSs) listed on the New York Stock Exchange, the record date will be May 23, 2012, and, according to Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, the depositary bank for the ADSs, the payment date for the dividend in U.S. dollars is expected to be May 31, 2012. The dividend amount in U.S. dollars will be determined based on the Euro/U.S. dollar exchange rate as of May 24, 2012. ADS holders may contact Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas (Mr. Daniel Belean, Tel. 001-212-250-6612) for further information.
ADS holders who are Italian residents and deemed to be holders of ADSs listed on the New York Stock Exchange on May 23, 2012, having purchased ADSs before May 21, 2012, and who, therefore, will have the right to receive dividends, may contact Deutsche Bank S.p.A. (Mr. Michele Vitulli, Tel. +39-02-4024-3938; Mr. Roberto Auri, Tel. +39-02-4024-3406; Mrs. Daniela Galeazzi, Tel. +39-02-4024-5350 or Ms. Elena Geruntino, Tel. +39-02-4024-2627), for information on the procedures to obtain a total or partial tax refund.
Information regarding the taxation of dividends is available on our corporate website www.luxottica.com.
Minutes of the meeting
The minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of Stockholders will be available within thirty days from the date of the meeting at the Company’s registered office, on Borsa Italiana’s website and on the Company’s website. Requests for hard copies of such documents may be made at the Company’s registered office or by contacting the Company’s investor relations department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual Report on Form 20-F
The Annual Report on Form 20-F for fiscal year 2011, filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is available at the Company’s registered office, on our corporate website www.luxottica.com, on the SEC’s website (www.sec.gov) and at Borsa Italiana (www.borsaitaliana.it).