Dividends

When our Board of Directors closes off the annual financial statements, it proposes that a portion of our profits for the year be paid to our shareholders as dividend. The amount of the proposed dividend is submitted for approval by the shareholders at the general meeting.

Fully registered shareholders will be paid their dividend automatically by BNP Paribas, while holders of administered registered shares or bearer shares will be paid their dividend by the financial intermediary that manages their shares.

2018 dividend

The Board of Directors convened on February 6, 2019, and proposed a dividend of €3.07 per share. If approved by the Shareholder's General Meeting on April 30, 2019, this would mark the 25th consecutive annual increase.

Key dates for ordinary shares

  • April 30, 2019: Annual General Meeting
  • May 9, 2019: Ex-dividend date: The opening share price will be reduced by the amount of the dividend
  • May 10, 2019: Record date
  • May 13, 2019: Payment of the dividend 

Key dates for ADRs

  • Will be announced shortly

Dividend per share evolution (in €)

Trends in dividend per share (in €) 

Dividend history

Amount Record date Dividend payment
2018 €3.07 May 10, 2019 May 13, 2019
2017 €3.03 May 14, 2018 May 15, 2018
2016 €2.96 May 17, 2017 May 18, 2017
2015 €2.93 May 11, 2016 May 12, 2016
2014 €2.85 May 12, 2015 May 13, 2015
2013 €2.80 May 14, 2014 May 15, 2014
2012 €2.77 May 13, 2013 May 14, 2013
2011 €2.65 May 14, 2012 May 15, 2012
2010 €2.50 May 13, 2011 June 16, 2011
2009 €2.40 May 20, 2010 May 25, 2010
2008 €2.20 April 23, 2009 April 28, 2009