Investor FAQ

When does Cencosud´s fiscal year end?

Whole Foods Market operates on a 52 or 53 week fiscal year, ending the last Sunday in September. The first quarter consists of 16 weeks, the second and third quarters each consist of 12 weeks, and the fourth quarter consists of 12 or 13 weeks.

The calendar for fiscal year 2015 is as follows:

  • 1Q15 is the period beginning on January 1st and ends on March 31st
  • 2Q15 is the period beginning on April 1st and ends on June 31st
  • 3Q15 is the period beginning on July 1st and ends on September 30th
  • 4Q15 is the period beginning on October 1st and ends on December 31st

Dividend Policy

Subject to capital availability and a determination that cash dividends continue to be in the best interest of the Company's shareholders, it is the intention of the Board of Directors to pay a dividend on an ongoing basis. Chilean regulation mandates a minimum dividend payout of 30% of distributable net income a year. Please see the dividend's section on this website to check dividends paid on the last 3 years.

What is the tax treatment of the special dividend?

Dividends unless otherwise noted will be treated as "qualified dividend income" for U.S. federal income tax purposes. These dividends may also be considered "extraordinary" under the U.S. federal income tax rules depending on the facts and circumstances of the stockholder. We strongly urge each stockholder to consult with their tax advisor regarding their specific tax treatment of these dividends including all applicable state, local, foreign and U.S. federal tax considerations.

Does Cencosud sell stock direct to the public?

We do not have a plan in place to sell stock directly to the public.

Does Cencosud have a Dividend Reinvestment Program (DRIP)?

We do not have a dividend reinvestment program.

What is the history of Cencosud Common Stock?

Cencosud´s IPO on the Santiago Stock Exchange took place on May 2004. Cencosud's initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange was on June 22, 2012.

What is the Wall Street earnings' consensus for Cencosud, and how is it calculated?

The Wall Street consensus is calculated based on quarterly earnings estimates that are submitted by analysts to reporting agencies. Cencosud has a policy to not explicitly endorse these models.

Does Cencosud send out analyst reports?

Cencosud does not send out analyst reports as they are the property of the investment firms and typically only available to their clients.

Does Cencosud offer franchising opportunities?

No, we own and operate all of our stores.

How can I purchase Cencosud stock?

Cencosud common stock is traded on the Santiago Stock exchange, under the trading symbol Cencosud. Cencosud American Depositary Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange, under the trading symbol CNCO. To purchase Cencosud common stock, please consult a stockbroker.

Where does Cencosud Operate?

Cencosud currently operates in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia & Peru.

What are Cencosud´s main divisions?

Cencosud´s main operations include Supermarkets, Home Improvement, Department Stores, Shopping Centers and Financial Services.

Who are Cencosud´s main shareholders?

Cencosud S.A. is controlled directly and indirectly by Mr. Horst Paulmann Kemna. Mr. Paulmann is the direct owner of approximately 2.49% of Cencosud S.A. shares and also controls indirectly 55.95% of Cencosud S.A. shares as the managing partner of Inversiones Quinchamali Limitada, corporation which is the direct owner of approximately 20.28% of Cencosud S.A. and has a controlling stake through his role of managing partner of Inversiones Latadia Limitada (direct owner of approximately 19.47% of Cencosud S.A.) and Inversiones Tano Limitada (direct owner of approximately 16.19% of Cencosud S.A.).

The members of Mr. Horst Paulmann Kemna’s family are also partners in Inversiones Quinchamali Limitada, and also direct owners of 1.60% additional Cencosud S.A. shares, which in sum total brings the direct and indirect participation of Mr. Horst Paulmann Kemna and his immediate family in Cencosud S.A. is over 60.03%. Remaining shares are listed in Santiago Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange.

Who acts as depositary bank for Cencosud American Depositary Shares?

Bank of New York Mellon
Shareholder Correspondence
P.O. BOX 30170
College Station TX 77842-3170
URL: www.mybnymdr.com
Email Address: shrrelations@cpushareownerservices.com
Toll free number for U.S. calls: +1 888 269 2377
International calls: +1 201 680 6825

Who could I contact with any questions regarding Cencosud?

Investor Relations:

Marisol Fernandez IRO
mariasoledad.fernandez@cencosud.cl

Natalia Nacif Senior IR Analyst
natalia.nacif@cencosud.cl