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Dividend

Dividend policy

DSM’s policy is to provide a stable and preferably rising dividend to its shareholders.  

Interim-dividend 2016

An interim-dividend for the financial year 2016 is € 0.55 per ordinary share of € 1.50 par value.  

This interim-dividend of € 0.55 will be paid out in cash or in the form of ordinary shares at the option of the shareholder with a maximum of 40% of the total dividend amount available for stock dividend. If more than 40% of the total dividend is requested by the shareholders to be paid out in shares, those shareholders who have chosen to receive their dividend in shares will receive their stock dividend on a pro rata basis, the remainder being paid out in cash after deducting 15% dividend tax.

Dividend in cash will be paid after deduction of 15% Dutch dividend withholding tax. The ex-dividend date on Euronext will be 4 August 2016 and the record date will be 5 August 2016.

Announcement of exchange ratio

Koninklijke DSM N.V. announces that the exchange ratio of the interim dividend financial year 2016 in shares has been determined. This will amount to 1 new ordinary share for every 111.982 existing ordinary shares. Based on the average weighted price of 15 August 2016 up to and including 19 August 2016 of EUR 61.5901,  1/111.982 per share represents a value of EUR 0.55, which is virtually equal to the gross dividend in cash of EUR 0.55 per ordinary share. Both the cash dividend and stock dividend will be made payable to shareholders on 25 August 2016.

Dividend in the form of ordinary shares for the interim dividend financial year 2016 is  approximately 583.901 ordinary shares.

Shareholders registered in the Company’s shareholder register will be separately informed. 

The dividend rights which are non-exercised after 19 August 2016, will be settled for cash on 25 August 2016 after deduction of 15% dividend withholding tax.

Payment of the dividend on the ordinary shares and delivery of ordinary shares, with settlement of fractions in cash, if required, will take place as of 25 August 2016 on the basis of the number of dividend rights delivered.

For the fractions price, the opening price of 23 August 2016 should be taken as reference. 

Final Dividend 2015

The DSM Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on 29 April 2016 passed a resolution to declare a dividend for 2015 of € 1.65 per ordinary share of € 1.50 par value. An interim dividend of € 0.55 per ordinary share having been paid on 25 August 2015, the final dividend for 2015 will amount to € 1.10 per ordinary share.

This final dividend of € 1.10 will be paid out in cash or in the form of ordinary shares at the option of the shareholder with a maximum of 40% of the total dividend amount available for stock dividend. If more than 40% of the total dividend is requested by the shareholders to be paid out in shares, those shareholders who have chosen to receive their dividend in shares will receive their stock dividend on a pro rata basis, the remainder being paid out in cash after deducting 15% dividend tax.
Dividend in cash will be paid after deduction of 15% Dutch dividend withholding tax.
The ex-dividend date on Euronext Amsterdam will be 3 May 2016 and the record date will be 4 May 2016.

Announcement of exchange ratio

Royal DSM announces that shareholders wish to receive a distribution in stock for 41.39% of the total dividend. The shareholders who have opted for a distribution in stock will receive stock dividend on a pro-rata (0.966400312 = 40/41.39 part) basis, with the remainder being paid out in cash (less 15% dividend withholding tax).

The exchange ratio of the final dividend financial year 2015 in shares has been determined. This will amount to 1 new ordinary share for every 47.881 existing ordinary shares. Based on the average weighted price of 12 May up to and including 18 May 2016 of EUR 52.6689, 1/47.881 the share represents a value of EUR 1.10, which is virtually equal to the gross dividend in cash of EUR 1.10 per ordinary share. Both the cash dividend and stock dividend will be made payable to shareholders on 24 May 2016.

For approximately 1,451,637 new ordinary shares, a request to admit the new shares for admission to trading on Euronext Amsterdam will be made pursuant to article 5:4 sub e of the Financial Markets Supervision Act (Wet op het financieel toezicht).

Overview 2016 - 2012

For ordinary shares (in € ) 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Interim dividend 0.55 0.55 0.55 0.50 0.48
Year-end dividend   1.10 1.10 1.15 1.02 
Total dividend   1.65 1.65 1.65 1.50 

For Serie A cumulative preference shares

         
Total dividend (x € million)   10 10 10  10

Return on Share