Faced with the outbreak of the Covid-19 coronavirus, Dassault announced on February 27 that it would have to suspend its objectives for the year 2020 due to “uncertainties regarding the scale of the pandemic, its geographical extent, its duration and its economic and social consequences“. Dassault Aviation also announced that it would withdraw its proposed 2019 dividend and thus allocate the entire net profit to retained earnings at the next Board of Directors’ meeting, which will be held in closed doors at the Saint-Cloud site during the Annual General Meeting on May 12, 2020.