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Dividend

Dividend policy

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

Final dividend 2016 – Proposal

DSM proposes to increase the dividend to € 1.75 per ordinary share for 2016. This will be proposed to the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders to be held on 3 May 2017. An interim dividend of € 0.55 per ordinary share having been paid in August 2016, the final dividend would then amount to € 1.20 per ordinary share. Dividend in cash will be paid after deduction of 15% Dutch dividend withholding tax. The ex-dividend date is 5 May 2017

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 1.20 1.10 1.10 1.15 1.02 
Total dividend 1.75 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