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 below table summarises the main terms of the ESOPs conducted from 2000-2020 (including the 2010 Special Anniversary Free Share Plan and 2013 Free Share Plan).

YearShares subscribedDelivery datePrice per share
2021 (ESOP)1,871,54618 March 2021€ 89.52 (1) - € 93.90 (2)
2020 (ESOP)891,6334 May 2020 € 136 (1) - € 136.60 (2)  
2019 (ESOP)1,728,8402 May 2019€ 97.76 (1) – € 104.38 (2)
2018 (ESOP)1,739,3903 May 2018€ 88.65 (1) – € 84.17 (2)
2017 (ESOP) 1,554,6113 May 2017€ 64.44 (1) – € 67.24 (2)
2016 (ESOP)1,366,89314 April 2016€ 55.41 (1) – € 54.31 (2)
2015 (ESOP)1,436,90121 April 2015€ 49.70 (1) – € 51.63 (2)
2013 (ESOP)2,113,24529 July 2013€ 42.02 – € 44.20
2013 (FSP)1,461,54015 Nov 2013€ 52.50
20122,177,10330 July 2012€ 27.07 – € 28.55
20112,445,52729 July 2011€ 21.49 – € 22.15
20101,184,22015 Nov 2010€ 0 (Special Anniversary Free Share Plan)
20091,358,93618 Dec 2009€ 10.76
20082,031,82025 Jul 2008€ 11.70 – € 12.79
20072,037,83509 May 2007€ 17.16 – € 19.62
20051,938,30929 Jul 2005€ 18.86
2004 2,017,82203 Dec 2004€ 18.00
20031,686,68205 Dec 2003€ 12.48
20022,022,93904 Dec 2002€ 7.93 – € 8.86
20012,017,89405 Dec 2001€ 10.70
200011,769,25921 Sep 2000€ 15.30

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

ESOP 2021



The information note (in German and English) in respect of the 2021 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.

The leaflet in respect of the 2021 Airbus Employee Share Ownership Plan validated by AMMC (Autorité Marocaine du Marché des Capitaux) « Note d’Information Simplifiée » (in French) is accessible and available free of charge in printed versions to every interested person at the Airbus headquarters and at the Airbus head offices.

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ESOP 2020



The information note (in German and English) in respect of the 2020 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.

The leaflet in respect of the 2020 Airbus Employee Share Ownership Plan validated by AMMC ( Autorité Marocaine du Marché des Capitaux) « Note d’Information Simplifiée » (in French) is accessible and available free of charge in printed versions to every interested person at the Airbus headquarters and at the Airbus head offices.

ESOP 2020 Morocco Note d'Information Simplifiée (French)
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ESOP 2019



The information note (in German and English) in respect of the 2019 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.


 

ESOP 2018



The information note (in German and English) in respect of the 2018 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.

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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.


 

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.


 

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.

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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 of 15 November 2013.


Group Executive Committee Members, Group Non-Executive Members of the Board and 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).