As part of the BCE privatization offer, Bell Aliant Inc. will not declare or pay a third quarter 2014 dividend to public minority shareholders and the dividend reinvestment plan has been suspended. If the privatization transaction is not completed on or before December 1, 2014, future common dividends may be declared to common shareholders at the discretion of Bell Aliant’s Board. Preferred share dividends will continue to be paid by Bell Aliant Preferred Equity incorporated, unless and until the Preferred Shares are converted to BCE Preferred Shares as part of the privatization offer.
Bell Aliant Inc.’s first quarterly common dividend was declared and paid in March 2011. Record dates and payable dates for reinvested dividends and common and preferred dividends paid are in the tables below.