- Dividend growth: Increasing dividend per share of 10% from 60ct to 65ct for the fiscal year 2017 (payout in May 2017; subject to approaval by the Annual General Meeting). In 2015 we gave an outlook for the years 2015 to 2018: we promised a minimum pay-out of 50ct per share and growth of dividends in line with free cash flow growth. We have delivered on these promises for 2015, 2016 and 2017 and are well on track for 2018.
- High reliability: Dividend commitments have been fulfilled in the past, despite a sometimes difficult market environment.
- Tax-free payout: The dividend for the 2017 financial year will be paid out without deduction of the German capital gains tax.
Annual Report 2018
You find the current annual report here.